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

Recordings
'Gounod: Songs' (CDA66801/2)
Gounod: Songs
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Details
Track 15 on CDA66801/2 CD1 [2'03] 2CDs Please, someone, buy me …

Loin du pays
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

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