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Au printemps

First line:
Le printemps chasse les hivers
composer
1868
author of text

 
The poet and dramatist Jules Barbier, who wrote the libretto for Gounod’s Faust, also gave the composer the words for Au printemps, a song that rejoices in springtime love; each strophe ends the dulcet invitation, ‘Come, let us be happy’, as its refrain. Conjoined with triplet-laden breezes and springtime rustlings in the piano, most of the singer’s phrases rise upwards, as if ascending to happiness.

from notes by Susan Youens © 2015

Recordings

L'heure exquise
Studio Master: CDA67962Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

Details

Track 6 on CDA67962 [1'57]

Track-specific metadata for CDA67962 track 6

Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-15-96206
Duration
1'57
Recording date
20 October 2012
Recording venue
All Saints' Church, East Finchley, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Mark Brown
Recording engineer
Julian Millard
Hyperion usage
  1. L'heure exquise (CDA67962)
    Disc 1 Track 6
    Release date: May 2015
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