Songs Created from Chopin Piano Pieces

PAULINE VIARDOT (1821-1910): Seize ans, Aime-moi, Berceuse, Plaine d’amour, Séparation, L’Oiselet, La Beauté, Coquette (after Mazurkas Nos. 31, 23, 24, 1, 14, 47, 4 and 5), LUIGI BORDÈSE (1815?-1886): Les Fleurs, La Fille de l’onde, Les Traineaux, L’Attente, Violette, La Fête des Prairies (after Minute Waltz, Ballade No. 2 and Mazurkas Nos. 36, 6, 31 and 5), ANON.: Marche funèbre, La Libellule bleue, À la lune, Berceuse and Hymne (after 3rd movement of Piano Sonata No. 2, Étude, Op. 25/9, Nocturne No. 2, Berceuse, Op. 57 and Nocturne No. 15), FRÉDÉRIC CHOPIN (1810-1849): 3 Songs, Op. 74.

Catalogue Number: 03W043

Label: Gramola

Reference: 99229

Format: CD

Price: $18.98

Description: “If you want to play piano, you need to learn to sing” — so said Chopin. With a nearly Baroque-Classical aesthetic, he preached the idea of an analogy between music and language, and from this he paid meticulous attention to phrasing and articulation. It thus comes as no surprise that many contemporaries happily used the vocal habitus of many of his piano works to arrange them as actual art songs. French-German texts (Polish-German texts in the Chopin songs. Lydia Teuscher (soprano), Olivia Vermeulen (mezzo), Karol Kozłowski (tenor), Andreas Schmidt (baritone), Wolfgang Brunner (copy of c.1810 Rosenberger fortepiano).

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