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Hyperion Records

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Track(s) taken from CDA67523
Recording details: August 2004
All Saints' Church, East Finchley, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Mark Brown
Engineered by Julian Millard
Release date: June 2006
Total duration: 1 minutes 56 seconds

Chanson du berger, Op 11 No 5
First line:
J'aime, et je ne puis exprimer
Madame Rosine Laborde
author of text

One of Godard’s best-loved songs (recorded by Maggie Teyte and Gerald Moore) was the Chanson d’Estelle to a text by the eighteenth-century poet Jean-Pierre Claris de Florian (always known by his surname alone). The Chanson du berger, with a left-hand drone suggestive of folk music and the instruments of a village band, is a masculine pendant to that well-known piece for soprano.

from notes by Graham Johnson 2006
English: Richard Stokes

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