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Track(s) taken from CDA68016

Fête galante, L31

First line:
Voilà Silvandre et Lycas et Myrtil
early 1882
author of text
after Clément Marot

Jennifer France (soprano), Malcolm Martineau (piano)
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Recording details: February 2013
All Saints' Church, East Finchley, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Mark Brown
Engineered by Julian Millard
Release date: October 2014
Total duration: 1 minutes 52 seconds

Cover artwork: An Evening in Ancient Times (1908) by Alphonse Osbert (1857-1939)
Musée de la Ville de Paris, Musée du Petit-Palais, France / Giraudon / Bridgeman Art Library, London


'Jennifer France sounds both charming and convinced, and her slightly soubrettish but always attractive sound (unfazed by the occasional stratospheric top note that Debussy evidently threw in, further to entice Mme Vasnier) adds a proper note of youthful abandon, just what these early settings need to bring them to life. Praise is also due to Malcolm Martineau for his total empathy with the always atmospheric but by no means easy accompaniments. The recorded sound is ideal ... Baritone Jonathan McGovern too is well cast, velvety in sound, easy on the ear' (International Record Review)» More
More feeling is evident in Fête galante, despite the flippant inscription on the title page of the manuscript: ‘Musique Louis IXV [sic] avec formules 1882’. The tune will be familiar from its revival in the ‘Menuet’ of the Petite Suite for piano duet.

from notes by Roger Nichols © 2014

Il y a manifestement davantage de sentiment dans Fête galante, quoi qu’en dise l’inscription désinvolte de la page de titre du manuscrit: «Musique Louis IXV [sic] avec formules 1882». Cet air sera connu grâce à sa reprise dans le «Menuet» de la Petite Suite pour duo pianistique.

extrait des notes rédigées par Roger Nichols © 2014
Français: Hypérion

In Fête galante wird noch mehr Gefühl spürbar—trotz der leichtfertigen Überschrift auf der Titelseite des Manuskripts: „Musique Louis IXV [sic] avec formules 1882“. Die Melodie ist von ihrer Wiederverwendung im „Menuet“ der Petite Suite für Klavier zu vier Händen her bekannt.

aus dem Begleittext von Roger Nichols © 2014
Deutsch: Viola Scheffel

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