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Loin du pays

First line:
Vallons de ma montagne
composer
1873
author of text

 
Loin du pays was composed and first published in England; the composer’s own words are openly autobiographical. It is surprising that Mrs Weldon allowed such a public avowal of her house composer’s emotional plight. The pentatonic nature of the vocal line and the extreme simplicity of the accompaniment make it an extremely convincing pastiche of folksong style—a haunting refrain that seems to be age-old rather than newly minted.

from notes by Graham Johnson © 1993

Recordings

Gounod: Songs
CDA66801/22CDs

Details

Track 15 on CDA66801/2 CD1 [2'03] 2CDs

Track-specific metadata for CDA66801/2 disc 1 track 15

Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-93-80115
Duration
2'03
Recording date
5 May 1993
Recording venue
St Paul's Church, New Southgate, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Arthur Johnson
Recording engineer
Keith Warren
Hyperion usage
  1. Gounod: Songs (CDA66801/2)
    Disc 1 Track 15
    Release date: October 1993
    2CDs
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