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Rêvons, c'est l'heure

First line:
La lune blanche
author of text

Jules Massenet’s mélodies have been somewhat sidelined in recent years—not without some justification. He probably composed too many songs (with over 260 to his credit he is one of the most prolific of all composers of mélodies), and he chose poems that were decidedly second or third rate. You look in vain on any worklist for the great poets of France, although—oddly—he was the first composer to set a Verlaine poem: the beautiful duet Rêvons, c’est l’heure (1871), which is known as ‘L’heure exquise’ in other famous settings.

from notes by Richard Stokes © 2016


Songs to the moon
Studio Master: SIGCD443Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available


Track 10 on SIGCD443 CD2 [5'04] Download only

Track-specific metadata for SIGCD443 disc 2 track 10

Recording date
20 May 2015
Recording venue
Potton Hall, Dunwich, Suffolk, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Jens Braun
Recording engineer
Jens Braun & Chris Kalcov
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  1. Songs to the moon (SIGCD443)
    Disc 2 Track 10
    Release date: April 2016
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