Black is the Colour

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Alpha continues its collaboration with the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence and its Academy, which will celebrate its twentieth anniversary in 2018. We invite you to discover artists of great talent who take us on a trip to Auvergne, Sicily, Armenia and Azerbaijan thanks to Luciano Berio’s Folk Songs, to Andalusia with Falla’s Psyché on a poem of Georges-Jean Aubry, and to the world of Jules Renard with Ravel’s Histoires naturelles. The last-named are recorded in a version for chamber ensemble: ‘Since Ravel gave Manuel Rosenthal to make an arrangement for large orchestra which we found rather overblown, we set out to find a “chasseur d’images” (to quote the title of one of Renard’s Histoires naturelles poems) who could transcribe the work without losing its intimate, delicate aspect. . . . We hope you will be as charmed as we are by Arthur Lavandier’s work, which beautifully conveys the immensely refined timbres and nuances of Ravel’, says the oboist Clément Noël, a member of the Swiss Ensemble Labyrinth. Anna Stéphany is a true revelation, performing this programme with the technique, the sensuality and the emotional impact that earned her a huge triumph in Mozart at last summer’s Glyndebourne Festival.
Item number Alpha384
Barcode 3760014193842
Release date 1/12/2018
Category Vocal
Number of units 1
Classical Artist Stéphany, Anna
Ensemble Labyrinth Ensemble
Disc: 1
Folk Songs00:23:00
1 Folk Songs: No. 1, Black Is the Colour 00:02:51 Stéphany, Anna Labyrinth Ensemble
2 Folk Songs: No. 2, I Wonder as I Wander 00:02:07 Stéphany, Anna Labyrinth Ensemble
3 Folk Songs: No. 3, Loosin yelav 00:03:10 Stéphany, Anna Labyrinth Ensemble
4 Folk Songs: No. 4, Rossignolet du bois 00:01:31 Stéphany, Anna Labyrinth Ensemble
5 Folk Songs: No. 5, Á la femminisca 00:01:22 Stéphany, Anna Labyrinth Ensemble
6 Folk Songs: No. 6, La donna ideale 00:01:25 Stéphany, Anna Labyrinth Ensemble
7 Folk Songs: No. 7, Ballo 00:01:30 Stéphany, Anna Labyrinth Ensemble
8 Folk Songs: No. 8, Motettu de tristura 00:03:00 Stéphany, Anna Labyrinth Ensemble
9 Folk Songs: No. 9, Malurous qu'o uno fenno 00:00:52 Stéphany, Anna Labyrinth Ensemble
10 Folk Songs: No. 10, Lo fiolaire 00:02:56 Stéphany, Anna Labyrinth Ensemble
11 Folk Songs: No. 11, Azerbaijan Love Song 00:02:30 Stéphany, Anna Labyrinth Ensemble
Introduction et allegro, M. 4600:10:27
12 Introduction et allegro, M. 46 00:10:58 Labyrinth Ensemble
Histoires naturelles (Natural Histories) (arr. A. 00:19:10
13 Histoires naturelles, M. 50 (Arr. A. Lavandier for 00:05:24 Stéphany, Anna Labyrinth Ensemble
14 Histoires naturelles, M. 50 (Arr. A. Lavandier for 00:03:29 Stéphany, Anna Labyrinth Ensemble
15 Histoires naturelles, M. 50 (Arr. A. Lavandier for 00:03:29 Stéphany, Anna Labyrinth Ensemble
16 Histoires naturelles, M. 50 (Arr. A. Lavandier for 00:03:15 Stéphany, Anna Labyrinth Ensemble
17 Histoires naturelles, M. 50 (Arr. A. Lavandier for 00:03:33 Stéphany, Anna Labyrinth Ensemble
18 Psyché 00:05:05 Stéphany, Anna Labyrinth Ensemble
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