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Ronsard, Pierre de (1524-1585)  

Pierre de Ronsard

born: 1524
died: 1585
country: France

France’s greatest Renaissance poet was Pierre de Ronsard (1524–1585), a scholar and reformer of French verse techniques (a member of the famous brigade of poets known as La Pléiade) as well as an astonishingly original artist. Ronsard’s profound studies of Homer, Pindar, Horace and Petrarch were the foundation stones of a new French literature that abandoned medieval literary precepts in favour of the Greek and Roman classics. The poet’s fame was such that he traversed national and political boundaries, writing poems in honour of Charles IX of Spain, Catherine de Medici, Mary Queen of Scots (who sent him a gift from her captivity) as well as Mary’s enemy, Elizabeth I of England.

from notes by Graham Johnson © 2013

'Amorosi pensieri' (CDA68053)
Amorosi pensieri
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'Bizet: Songs' (CDA66976)
Bizet: Songs
'Poulenc: The Complete Songs' (CDA68021/4)
Poulenc: The Complete Songs
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'Poulenc: Voyage à Paris' (CDH55366)
Poulenc: Voyage à Paris
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'Ravel: Songs' (CDA67728)
Ravel: Songs
'Romantic Residues' (CDA67725)
Romantic Residues
'Saint-Saëns: Songs' (CDA66856)
Saint-Saëns: Songs
'Time stands still' (CDH55462)
Time stands still
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Complete works available for download
Mignonne allons Emma Kirkby (soprano), Anthony Rooley (lute)
ANDRÉ CAPLET  (1878-1925)
Sonnet 'Doux fut le trait' James Gilchrist (tenor), Alison Nicholls (harp)
PHILIPPE DE MONTE  (1521-1603)
Que me servent mes vers Cinquecento
FRANCIS POULENC  (1899-1963)
À sa guitare, FP79 Geraldine McGreevy (soprano), Graham Johnson (piano)
À sa guitare, FP79 Dame Felicity Lott (soprano), Graham Johnson (piano)
Poèmes de Ronsard, FP38 Susan Bickley (mezzo-soprano), Graham Johnson (piano)
MAURICE RAVEL  (1875-1937)
Ronsard à son âme Gerald Finley (baritone), Julius Drake (piano)
Alphabetical listing of all musical works
À sa guitare, FP79 (Poulenc)
À son page  No 5 of Poèmes de Ronsard, FP38 (Poulenc)
Amelette Ronsardelette  First line to Ronsard à son âme (Ravel)
Attributs  No 1 of Poèmes de Ronsard, FP38 (Poulenc)
Ballet  No 3 of Poèmes de Ronsard, FP38 (Poulenc)
Cinq Poèmes de Ronsard (Saint-Saëns)
Fais rafraîchir mon vin de sorte  First line to À son page, No 5 of Poèmes de Ronsard, FP38 (Poulenc)
Feuilles d'album (Bizet)
Grasselette et Maigrelette  No 4 of Cinq Poèmes de Ronsard (Saint-Saëns)
Je n'ai plus que les os  No 4 of Poèmes de Ronsard, FP38 (Poulenc)
Le soir qu’Amour vous fit en la salle descendre  First line to Ballet, No 3 of Poèmes de Ronsard, FP38 (Poulenc)
Le tombeau  No 2 of Poèmes de Ronsard, FP38 (Poulenc)
Les épis sont à Cérès  First line to Attributs, No 1 of Poèmes de Ronsard, FP38 (Poulenc)
Ma guitare, je te chante  First line to À sa guitare, FP79 (Poulenc)
Ma guitarre, je te chante  First line to À sa guitare, FP79 (Poulenc)
Mignonne allons (Anon)
Poèmes de Ronsard, FP38 (Poulenc)
Quand le ciel et mon heure  First line to Le tombeau, No 2 of Poèmes de Ronsard, FP38 (Poulenc)
Que me servent mes vers (Monte)
Ronsard à son âme (Ravel)
Sonnet  No 3 of Feuilles d'album (Bizet)
Sonnet 'Doux fut le trait' (Caplet)
Une jeune pucelette  First line to Grasselette et Maigrelette, No 4 of Cinq Poèmes de Ronsard (Saint-Saëns)
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