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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

Recordings
'No Exceptions No Exemptions' (SIGCD401)
No Exceptions No Exemptions
SIGCD401  for the price of 1 — Download only 10 November 2014 Release  
'Romantic Residues' (CDA67725)
Romantic Residues
MP3 £5.25FLAC £5.25ALAC £5.25Buy by post £5.25 CDA67725  Please, someone, buy me …  
Details
Track 13 on SIGCD401 CD2 [1'07] for the price of 1 — Download only 10 November 2014 Release
Track 24 on CDA67725 [1'06] Please, someone, buy me …

Quand reverrai-je, hélas!
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

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