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Deux Lieder romantiques, Op 20
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May 1919
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'Durey: Songs' (CDA67257)
Durey: Songs
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No 1: Mon pâle visage
No 2: Tu es telle qu'un fleur

Deux Lieder romantiques, Op 20
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These two songs are written on short poems taken from the cycle ‘Le Retour’. Their romantic turn allowed me to try a stylistic renewal. Simple and direct, the first, sombre and contained, unfolds above an inexorable E flat pedal, whereas the second, more cheerful, runs in one-go in a 6/8 rhythm.
To their credit, they paved the way to a more considerable composition, the Cantate de la Prison, which, three years later, found again this intimate and tender expression oscillating between shadow and light, making an effort to escape the former and wait for the latter.

(Louis Durey, from his Catalogue Commenté, translation by Isabelle Battioni)

from notes by Graham Johnson © 2002

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Details for CDA67257 track 35
Mon pâle visage
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ISRC
GB-AJY-02-25735
Duration
2'55
Recording date
13 November 2000
Recording venue
Champs Hill, West Sussex, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Mark Brown
Recording engineer
Julian Millard
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  1. Durey: Songs (CDA67257)
    Disc 1 Track 35
    Release date: May 2002
    Deletion date: October 2010
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