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Berceuse de Jocelyn
arranged by the composer for cello and piano in 1896; based on Oh! ne t'éveille pas encor from the 1888 opera Jocelyn

'Casals Encores' (CDA67831)
Casals Encores
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Track 3 on CDA67831 [5'22]

Berceuse de Jocelyn
Four years younger than Fauré, Benjamin Godard was a child prodigy—like Saint-Säens before him he was often compared to the young Mozart—and he was only fourteen years old when he enrolled at the Paris Conservatoire to study composition. His first instrument was the violin, but it was as a violist that he was to gain an enviable reputation as a performer of chamber music. Godard’s reputation as a composer, however, has proved less enviable and nowadays the one piece for which he is remembered is the tender Berceuse for tenor (‘Oh! ne t’éveille pas encor’) from his opera Jocelyn, first performed in 1888. This arrangement for cello and piano is the composer’s own, published in 1896.

from notes by Peter Avis © 2011

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Details for CDA67831 track 3
Recording date
27 June 2010
Recording venue
Concert Hall, Wyastone Estate, Monmouth, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Andrew Keener
Recording engineer
Simon Eadon
Hyperion usage
  1. Casals Encores (CDA67831)
    Disc 1 Track 3
    Release date: June 2011
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