JOSEPH JONGEN (1873-1953): Mélodies for Soprano and Piano Quintet - Chanson roumaine, Op. 25/5, Parfum exotique, Op. 29/4, Quand ton sourire me surprit, Op. 29/?, Tableau gothique, Op. 29/3, 2 Mélodies, Op. 45, Calmes, aux quais déserts, Op. 54, Epiphanie des exilés,, Op. 57/1, Release, Op. 57/4, Sur le grève, Op. 57/5, Les pauvres, Op. 64/?, La musique, Op. 135.
Catalogue Number: 04S046
Label: Musique en Wallonie
Reference: MEW 1684
Description: Jongen wrote three versions of many of his songs - piano, piano quintet and orchestra - allowing in these chamber settings for a more orchestral sense of color. The earliest here is from 1902 and the latest, his last song, from 1948. What a Belgian critic said of him in 1929 goes for his songs as well: “...His melodic inspiration is astonishingly abundant... the character of his melodic ideas at once nonchalant, troubled, supple and warm...”. French-English texts. Claire Lefilliâtre (soprano), Oxalys.