Carolyn Sampson, Tapiola Sinfonietta & Pascal Rophe – Canteloube – Chants d’Auvergne (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24bit/96kHz | Time – 01:08:31 minutes | 1,12 GB | Genre: Classical
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That Ba”il`ero, a shepherd’s song from the highlands of Auvergne sung in the Occitan dialect of the area, should become a favourite with singers ranging from Victoria de los Angeles to Sarah Brightman by way of Ren’ee Fleming and Karita Mattila, is all because of Marie-Joseph Canteloube de Malaret. As a budding composer in Paris in the 1900s, Canteloube was unable to interest himself in the various musical cliques and currents. Instead he looked for inspiration in Auvergne in central France where he was born, starting to collect the songs of the farmers and shepherds that lived in the mountainous region. But he did so as a composer rather than a musicologist, and between 1923 and 1954 he published a total of thirty Chants d’Auvergne, arranged, harmonized and sumptuously orchestrated.