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À l'ombres des bosquets chante un jeune poète by Jean-Louis-Ernest Meissonier (1815-1891)
Reproduced by permission of The Wallace Collection, London / Bridgeman Art Library, London
Track(s) taken from CDA66856
Recording details: January 1996
Rosslyn Hill Unitarian Chapel, Hampstead, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Arthur Johnson
Engineered by Antony Howell & Julian Millard
Release date: January 1997
Total duration: 3 minutes 6 seconds

'This is the most resounding blow yet to be struck for the mélodies of Saint-Saëns … Le Roux is one of the most charismatic performers of our time … this is certainly one of the best things he has done so far. A double welcome for performers and rare repertory' (Gramophone)

'Musical jewels surface with delightful consistency in this 27-song recital. An absorbing and revelatory disc' (BBC Music Magazine)

'There's hardly a dud among these 30-or-so songs on this well filled, perfectly recorded disc, an ideal accompaniment to a hot summer evening' (The Daily Telegraph)

'Another immensely pleasant recital from Hyperion, both in content and performance. [François Le Roux] is establishing himself as the leading French baritone of the day' (Classic CD)

'François Le Roux est l'interprète prédestiné. Son intelligence des mots, son sens de la juste inflexion font ici merveille' (Diapason, France)

'Apoya magnificamente al baritono, firmando entre ambos un trabajo auténticamente digno de conocerse. Sonido exemplar' (CD Compact, Spain)

Une flûte invisible
First line:
Viens! – une flûte invisible
composer
1885
author of text
Les contemplations

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James Gilchrist (tenor), Alison Nicholls (harp), Jaime Martin (flute)
Introduction
Naïve in its simplicity, Saint-Saëns’ charming little trio Une flûte invisible (1885) sets words by Victor Hugo. We hear with a lover’s ear the sounds of shepherds and birds as peaceful and joyous music, but of course it is the song of love he finds the most beguiling.

from notes by Alison Nicholls © 2008


Other albums featuring this work
'Romantic Residues' (CDA67725)
Romantic Residues

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