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Quand reverrai-je, hélas!

composer
1916; subsequently incorporated as No 1 of Deux sonnets
author of text
from Heureux qui, comme Ulysse, a fait un beau voyage

 
André Caplet’s Deux sonnets (published together in 1925) set some words of two of the ‘Pléiade’, a self-termed constellation of poets who appeared in the sixteenth-century skies over France, including Joachim du Bellay and Pierre de Ronsard. While the literary language is elevated (although oddly only one of the poems is in fact a ‘sonnet’) and multifaceted (e.g. ‘verses by Joachim du Bellay expressing the state of a soul’), the music is by contrast direct and expressive. André Caplet was never much one for trend-following and his voice remains distinctive and imaginative.

from notes by Alison Nicholls © 2008

Recordings

No Exceptions No Exemptions
Studio Master: SIGCD401Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Romantic Residues
CDA67725

Details

Track 24 on CDA67725 [1'06]
Track 13 on SIGCD401 CD2 [1'07] Download only

Track-specific metadata for CDA67725 track 24

Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-08-72524
Duration
1'06
Recording date
22 November 2007
Recording venue
St Martin's Church, East Woodhay, Berkshire, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Philip Hobbs
Recording engineer
Philip Hobbs
Hyperion usage
  1. Romantic Residues (CDA67725)
    Disc 1 Track 24
    Release date: August 2008
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