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The fountain mingles with the river

1871; also set to French words as Aimons-nous
author of text
Love's Philosophy, slightly altered

The fountain mingles with the river is a setting of Shelley’s Love’s Philosophy, a poem which is known to musicians in the justly famous song by Roger Quilter. Long out of print in England, this Gounod setting of an important lyric has disappeared from view; the song Aimons-nous from the third Choudens collection is reasonably often performed in Barbier’s French translation without acknowledgement (even in the textbooks) that it is one and the same song, albeit with an extra verse added.

from notes by Graham Johnson © 1993


Gounod: Songs


Track 17 on CDA66801/2 CD2 [1'30] 2CDs

Track-specific metadata for CDA66801/2 disc 2 track 17

Recording date
5 May 1993
Recording venue
St Paul's Church, New Southgate, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Arthur Johnson
Recording engineer
Keith Warren
Hyperion usage
  1. Gounod: Songs (CDA66801/2)
    Disc 2 Track 17
    Release date: October 1993
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