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Chanson à boire du vieux temps

First line:
Philosophes rêveurs qui pensez tout savoir
composer
1885
author of text

 
Another pastiche this—music suitable for a film or a stage play, an honourable forereunner of Ravel’s Chanson à boire from the Don Quichotte set, and of Poulenc’s from the Chansons Gaillardes. Determinedly hearty music such as this, with a hint of the dance (the ducking and weaving of inebriated cavaliers), is a simple thing for this composer, merely grist to Camille. It is a more ponderous re-write of Marquise from sixteen years earlier, but a good character piece for a gallant baritone.

from notes by Graham Johnson © 1997

Recordings

Saint-Saëns: Songs
CDA66856

Details

Track 18 on CDA66856 [1'59]

Track-specific metadata for CDA66856 track 18

Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-96-85618
Duration
1'59
Recording date
6 January 1996
Recording venue
Rosslyn Hill Unitarian Chapel, Hampstead, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Arthur Johnson
Recording engineer
Antony Howell & Julian Millard
Hyperion usage
  1. Saint-Saëns: Songs (CDA66856)
    Disc 1 Track 18
    Release date: January 1997
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