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La chanson du bébé

First line:
Maman, le gros Bébé t'appelle, il a bobo
Péchés de vieillesse Vol xi (Miscellanée de musique vocale) No 2
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La chanson du bébé sets a poem by Pacini, full of baby language, with the infant revelling in his limited vocabulary of ‘atishoo’, ‘Mummy’, ‘yummy’, ‘wee-wee’, ‘bye-byes’ and, most memorably ‘pooh’ (‘ca-ca’) as at the end of the song he triumphantly lets the world know that he has done his business! (Rossini, by the way, could not abide dirt of any description.)

from notes by Richard Stokes © 2008

La chanson du bébé met en musique un poème de Pacini truffé de mots enfantins; le bébé s’y délecte de son vocabulaire limité—«Atchi», «maman», «bon nanan», «pipi», «dodo» et surtout «ca-ca» lorsque, à la fin de la mélodie, il annonce triomphalement qu’il a fait! (Rossini, soit dit en passant, ne supportait aucune sorte de saleté.)

extrait des notes rédigées par Richard Stokes © 2008
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Rossini: Soirées musicales


Track 14 on CDA67647 [2'44]

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