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En sourdine

Artist
Frédéric Loiseau
Cover ALPHA628
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Classical
Code
ALPHA628
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  • Ici-bas !, Op. 8 No. 3
    Composer(s) Gabriel Fauré
    Artist(s) Laurent Naouri Frédéric Loiseau

    Ici-bas !, Op. 8 No. 3

    03:00
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  • Les Berceaux, Op. 23 No. 1
    Composer(s) Gabriel Fauré
    Artist(s) Laurent Naouri Frédéric Loiseau

    Les Berceaux, Op. 23 No. 1

    04:52
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  • Chanson d'amour, Op. 27 No. 1
    Composer(s) Gabriel Fauré
    Artist(s) Laurent Naouri Frédéric Loiseau

    Chanson d'amour, Op. 27 No. 1

    02:49
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  • En sourdine, Op. 58 No. 2
    Composer(s) Gabriel Fauré
    Artist(s) Laurent Naouri Frédéric Loiseau

    En sourdine, Op. 58 No. 2

    03:04
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  • Dernier poème, FP 163 / Carte postale, FP 58
    Composer(s) Francis Poulenc
    Artist(s) Laurent Naouri Frédéric Loiseau

    Dernier poème, FP 163 / Carte postale, FP 58

    03:54
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  • Mai, Op. 1 No. 2
    Composer(s) Gabriel Fauré
    Artist(s) Laurent Naouri Frédéric Loiseau

    Mai, Op. 1 No. 2

    02:53
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  • Prison, Op. 83 No. 1
    Composer(s) Gabriel Fauré
    Artist(s) Laurent Naouri Frédéric Loiseau

    Prison, Op. 83 No. 1

    02:35
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  • Spleen, Op. 51 No. 3
    Composer(s) Gabriel Fauré
    Artist(s) Laurent Naouri Frédéric Loiseau

    Spleen, Op. 51 No. 3

    02:41
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  • Fêtes galantes, FP 122
    Composer(s) Francis Poulenc
    Artist(s) Laurent Naouri Frédéric Loiseau

    Fêtes galantes, FP 122

    01:16
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  • Je tremble en voyant ton visage
    Composer(s) Claude Debussy
    Artist(s) Laurent Naouri Frédéric Loiseau

    Je tremble en voyant ton visage

    01:53
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  • Le jet d'eau
    Composer(s) Claude Debussy
    Artist(s) Laurent Naouri Frédéric Loiseau

    Le jet d'eau

    05:11
    $4.80
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  • Toujours, Op. 21 No. 2
    Composer(s) Gabriel Fauré
    Artist(s) Laurent Naouri Frédéric Loiseau

    Toujours, Op. 21 No. 2

    01:22
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  • Le secret, Op. 23 No. 3
    Composer(s) Gabriel Fauré
    Artist(s) Laurent Naouri Frédéric Loiseau

    Le secret, Op. 23 No. 3

    02:11
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  • Mazurka, FP 145
    Composer(s) Francis Poulenc
    Artist(s) Laurent Naouri Frédéric Loiseau

    Mazurka, FP 145

    03:51
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  • En prière
    Composer(s) Gabriel Fauré
    Artist(s) Laurent Naouri Frédéric Loiseau

    En prière

    02:04
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Total running time: 43 minutes.

    Album information

    On their new album ‘Sourdine’, Laurent Naouri and Frédéric Loiseau perform a collection of classical songs in a « chanson » style, bringing an intimacy to this repertoire that is closer to a whisper in the listener’s ear…

    You may recognise the charismatic baritone Laurent Naouri from his acclaimed portrayal of the four villains in Les Contes d’Hoffmann, which he performed in Paris and New York, or from his unforgettable Golaud in Pelléas et Mélisande. But here we are introduced to a more intimate Naouri, the lover of mélodies by Fauré, Debussy and Poulenc, who invites us to a rendez-vous with jazz guitarist Frédéric Loiseau. 

    Naouri writes: ‘Here is a repertory I’ve been performing for more than thirty years, sometimes not without a certain frustration: for how can you achieve the intimacy suggested by a poem like Baudelaire’s Le Jet d’eau – it's almost pillow talk – when the vocal style forces you to “project” the voice? Although classical art song directs you to sing piano or pianissimo, it’s still inconceivable to whisper in the listener’s ear. To whisper, you need a microphone, and there we leave the world of the mélodie and enter the world of “chanson”, as that term was understood at the beginning of the radio era. I had already been thinking about these questions for a few years when I met the jazz guitarist Frédéric Loiseau. We started off our collaboration with Les Berceaux, a mélodie that Yves Montand had already sung in a “chanson” style. Encouraged by the result, we looked for other songs that we felt could benefit from this intimate treatment.’