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Verbier Festival - Susan Graham - French Songs

Susan Graham mezzo-soprano | Malcom Martineau piano

One reviewer of Susan Graham's Verbier Festival recital praised her 'radiant voice' and marveled at her ability to convey the subtle nuances of what seems like 'her second native language'. Her programme offers a 'tasting menu' of the French mélodie tradition - a varied selection of songs ranging from the youthful charm of Bizet's Chanson d'avril to the high drama of Poulenc's La dame de Monte Carlo, and from the barbed irony of Ravel's 'Le paon' to the sensuous beauty of Fauré's Vocalise-Étude.


Bizet: Chanson d’avril; Franck: Nocturne; Saint-Saëns: Danse macabre; Chabrier: Les cigales; Bachelet: Chère nuit; Duparc: Au Pays où se fait la guerre; Ravel: Le Paon; Caplet: Le corbeau et le renard; Roussel: Response d’une épouse sage No. 2, Op. 35; Debussy: Colloque sentimental; Fauré: Vocalise-Etude; Honegger: Three Songs of the Little Siren, H 63; Rosenthal: La souris d’Angleterre, excerpts from "Monsieur Bleu" No. 9; Poulenc: La Dame de Monte-Carlo; Hahn: À Chloris

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NTSC 16:9
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PCM Stereo
Dolby Digital 5.1
Total running time
60 mins
English, French, German, Japanese
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English, French, German
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