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Thomas Oliemans – Formidable! (French Chansons) (2021) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Thomas Oliemans – Formidable! (French Chansons) (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24bit/192kHz | Time – 01:08:22 minutes | 2,30 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Digital Booklet, Front Cover | © Channel Classics Records

The list of singers from the classical sphere who can put popular songs across well is quite a bit shorter than one might think. Renée Fleming, who had early experience in jazz, can do it, and a few others, but it’s rarely done as well as it is here by baritone Thomas Oliemans, who grew up with the French popular chanson. In one way, he moves away from his classical training; his purring lower register is not that of an operatic baritone but that of a crooner, a distinctly pop phenomenon. Consider his version of Barbara’s L’Île aux mimosas, where he has to hang out at the bottom for most of the song and seems absolutely comfortable there. In another way, though, this is a classical album and not an attempt to crack the pop charts (although it certainly could do so if marketed that way). Relying on a variety of arrangers, Oliemans brings lovely chamber orchestra renditions of these French song classics by the likes of Jacques Brel, Charles Trenet, and Michel Legrand, accompanied by the Amsterdam Sinfonietta, sometimes with a quintessentially French accordion. Oliemans is a sensitive text interpreter, and for non-French listeners, who will in many cases know these songs hazily, the album is an excellent way into the genre, although the booklet, despite having notes in four languages, leaves the song texts untranslated. Channel Classics assists with fine sound from the Muziekgebouw in Amsterdam.
– James Manheim

Tracklist:
1. Amsterdam Sinfonietta & Candida Thompson – Variations symphoniques (01:45)
2. Amsterdam Sinfonietta, Thomas Oliemans & Candida Thompson – Sous le ciel de Paris (Arr. by Wijnand van Klaveren) (03:23)
3. Amsterdam Sinfonietta, Thomas Oliemans & Candida Thompson – Boum! (Arr. Gérard Daguerre) (02:09)
4. Amsterdam Sinfonietta, Thomas Oliemans & Candida Thompson – La mer (Arr. by Wijnand van Klaveren) (03:48)
5. Amsterdam Sinfonietta, Thomas Oliemans & Candida Thompson – For Me Formidable & Formidable (Arr. Bob Zimmermann) (05:14)
6. Amsterdam Sinfonietta & Candida Thompson – String Quartet, Op. 10: III. Andantino (Version for String Orchestra) (07:24)
7. Amsterdam Sinfonietta, Thomas Oliemans & Candida Thompson – Les Parapluies de Cherbourg: Je ne pourrai jamais vivre sans toi (Arr. Bob Zimmermann) (05:22)
8. Amsterdam Sinfonietta, Thomas Oliemans & Candida Thompson – The Thomas Crown Affair: Les moulins de mon coeur (Arr. Bert van den Brink) (04:12)
9. Amsterdam Sinfonietta, Thomas Oliemans & Candida Thompson – L’Île aux mimosas (Arr. Gérard Daguerre) (04:23)
10. Amsterdam Sinfonietta, Thomas Oliemans & Candida Thompson – Dis, quand reviendras-tu? (Arr. Gérard Daguerre) (04:06)
11. Amsterdam Sinfonietta, Thomas Oliemans & Candida Thompson – Et maintenant (Arr. Leonard Evers) (05:05)
12. Amsterdam Sinfonietta, Thomas Oliemans & Candida Thompson – Mathilde (Arr. Leonard Evers) (02:33)
13. Amsterdam Sinfonietta, Thomas Oliemans & Candida Thompson – Mon enfance (Arr. Bert van den Brink) (05:15)
14. Amsterdam Sinfonietta & Candida Thompson – Pelléas et Mélisande, Op. 80: Prélude (Arr. for Piano & Strings by Wijnand van Klaveren) (05:01)
15. Amsterdam Sinfonietta, Thomas Oliemans & Candida Thompson – Les prénoms de Paris (Arr. Leonard Evers) (03:22)
16. Amsterdam Sinfonietta, Thomas Oliemans & Candida Thompson – Les feuilles mortes (Arr. Bob Zimmerman) (05:20)

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