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Au pays dévasté, Op 155
published in 1919

'Chaminade: Piano Music, Vol. 2' (CDH55198)
Chaminade: Piano Music, Vol. 2
Buy by post £5.50 CDH55198  Helios (Hyperion's budget label)  
Track 13 on CDH55198 [6'31] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)

Au pays dévasté, Op 155
When she required it, Chaminade could certainly summon up the grand manner, and nowhere to greater effect than in Au pays dévasté. Here there is no thought of entertainment. Published in 1919, this ‘devastated landscape’ is unmistakably a war elegy such as we find in some of Debussy’s last piano music, though its bleak and deeply felt G minor lamentation is couched in an idiom more Romantic than Impressionist. Superbly constructed, and lingering long in the memory, this powerful work deserves to be much better known.

from notes by Calum MacDonald © 1994

Track-specific metadata
Details for CDH55198 track 13
Recording date
4 November 1993
Recording venue
All Saints' Church, East Finchley, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Arthur Johnson
Recording engineer
Tony Faulkner
Hyperion usage
  1. Chaminade: Piano Music, Vol. 3 (CDA66706)
    Disc 1 Track 13
    Release date: May 1994
    Deletion date: June 2005
    Superseded by CDH55198
  2. Chaminade: Piano Music, Vol. 2 (CDH55198)
    Disc 1 Track 13
    Release date: January 2006
    Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
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