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Offenbach: Mélodies



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First recordings of unusual art-song examples by the master of French comic operetta. Best-known as the darling of the Parisian operetta audience, reliable facteur of hit after hit such as Orpheus in the Underworld and La vie Parisienne, would-be ‘serious’ composer who never lived to complete or see a staging of his masterpiece, Les contes d’Hoffmann, Jacques Offenbach was a composer of many parts. His practical training as a cellist of accomplishment is recognised, and his work for the instrument holds a fragile place on the fringe of its repertoire (such as the Cello Duets recorded on Brilliant Classics, 94475) but few listeners will have been aware, until now, of the composer’s work in the field of art-song. In fact Offenbach wrote songs throughout his career but most of them belong to his late teens, not long after he had moved to the French capital and become a cellist in the orchestra of the Opéra-Comique, and thereafter as a touring cello virtuoso in his 20s. The selection made for this album by the Armenian mezzo-soprano Mariam Sarkissian ranges widely across genres, from the delicious Ronde tyrolienne (of 1838) to the drama-romance Jalousie of the following year. There is a classic German Lied, O bleib bei mir (1840), a more ambitious ballad Rends-moi mon âme (1843), and the recital ends with a self-contained comic duet, Meunière et fermière (Mrs Miller and Mrs Farmer), that Offenbach composed in 1846, at the age of 27. A student of Zara Dolukhanova, long resident in Paris, Mariam Sarkissian has made it her mission to research and revive little-known and forgotten gems of art-song, especially in French. Previous recordings have included songs in French by Shaporin, Sviridov and Cui, as well as composers from her native Armenia. This album marks her debut on Brilliant Classics.
Facts
Item number BRI95641
Barcode 5028421956411
Release date 2/23/2018
Category Vocal
Label BRILLIANT CLASSICS
Media type COMPACT DISC
Number of units 1
Performers
Classical Artist Sarkissian, Mariam
Milkis, Julian
Arakelyan, Levon
Propper, Daniel
Crouet, Fanny
Disc: 1
Jalousie! (Jealousy)00:03:00
1 Jalousie! (Jealousy) 00:03:28 Propper, Daniel Sarkissian, Mariam Crouet, Fanny
J'aime la rêverie00:04:00
2 J'aime la rêverie 00:04:14 Propper, Daniel Sarkissian, Mariam Crouet, Fanny
Sérénade du torero00:04:00
3 Sérénade du torero 00:04:29 Propper, Daniel Sarkissian, Mariam Crouet, Fanny
Jeanne la rousse00:03:00
4 Jeanne la rousse 00:02:42 Propper, Daniel Sarkissian, Mariam Crouet, Fanny
La croix de ma mère00:04:00
5 La croix de ma mère 00:04:17 Propper, Daniel Sarkissian, Mariam Crouet, Fanny
Ronde tyrolienne00:04:00
6 Ronde tyrolienne 00:04:19 Propper, Daniel Sarkissian, Mariam Milkis, Julian Crouet, Fanny
Rends-moi mon âme, romance dramatique00:06:00
7 Rends-moi mon âme, romance dramatique 00:06:00 Propper, Daniel Sarkissian, Mariam Crouet, Fanny
L'etoile00:06:00
8 L'etoile 00:04:39 Propper, Daniel Sarkissian, Mariam Crouet, Fanny Arakelyan, Levon
Wenn ich ein muntres Vöglein wär00:04:00
9 Wenn ich ein muntres Vöglein wär 00:04:10 Propper, Daniel Sarkissian, Mariam Crouet, Fanny
Was fliesset auf dem Felde00:03:00
10 Was fliesset auf dem Felde 00:02:47 Propper, Daniel Sarkissian, Mariam Crouet, Fanny
Bleib bei mir00:03:00
11 Bleib bei mir 00:03:22 Propper, Daniel Sarkissian, Mariam Crouet, Fanny
Doux ménéstrel00:05:00
12 Doux ménéstrel 00:05:27 Propper, Daniel Sarkissian, Mariam Crouet, Fanny
Dors mon enfant00:06:00
13 Dors mon enfant 00:06:01 Propper, Daniel Sarkissian, Mariam Crouet, Fanny
Meunière et fermière00:12:00
14 Meunière et fermière 00:11:45 Propper, Daniel Sarkissian, Mariam Crouet, Fanny
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