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Chère nuit

First line:
Voici l’heure bientôt
1897; written for Nellie Melba
author of text

The elegantly mustachioed Alfred Bachelet—conductor at the Opéra in Paris, director of the conservatory in Nancy, and composer—wrote his best-known song, Chère nuit, for the great Australian coloratura Nellie Melba. This is mélodie at its most opulent and operatic, replete with the lushest Romantic harmonies, rapturous quivering figures in the piano-cum-orchestra, and ecstatic high notes galore.

from notes by Susan Youens © 2015


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


Track 13 on CDA67962 [4'56]

Track-specific metadata for CDA67962 track 13

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 13
    Release date: May 2015
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