Après un Rêve

( 2 )

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Eddins
French soprano Sandrine Piau has a light, silvery voice that she deploys with unmannered gracefulness and that's ideal for the gentle, nocturnal tone of the songs she selected for "Après un rêve." She made her early career in music of the Baroque and she has gone on to expand her repertoire forward into the 21st century. The purity and focus of her tone that serves so well in Baroque repertoire gives her performances of these songs, mostly post-Romantic in style, along with a few 19th century and modern selections, a penetrating clarity. Her ability to spin out seamless legato lines with broad Romantic sweep, and the sensitivity and expressiveness of her interpretations ...
See more details below
CD
$16.14
BN.com price
(Save 5%)$16.99 List Price
Other sellers (CD)
  • All (4) from $8.83   
  • New (4) from $8.83   

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Eddins
French soprano Sandrine Piau has a light, silvery voice that she deploys with unmannered gracefulness and that's ideal for the gentle, nocturnal tone of the songs she selected for "Après un rêve." She made her early career in music of the Baroque and she has gone on to expand her repertoire forward into the 21st century. The purity and focus of her tone that serves so well in Baroque repertoire gives her performances of these songs, mostly post-Romantic in style, along with a few 19th century and modern selections, a penetrating clarity. Her ability to spin out seamless legato lines with broad Romantic sweep, and the sensitivity and expressiveness of her interpretations are especially evident in the three very early songs of Richard Strauss and the songs of Chausson and Fauré. Mendelssohn is rarely remembered as a song composer, but the four lieder recorded here demonstrate his gift for distinctive, memorable songs that wouldn't be mistaken for Schubert's or Schumann's. Poulenc's rambunctious "Hyde Park" and "Fêtes galantes" demonstrate Piau's nimbleness and gift for humor. His poignant wartime song, "C," is especially effective in Piau's moving performance, which manages to be both passionate and reserved. "Galgenlieder," a cycle by contemporary French composer Vincent Bouchot has an elegance and harmonic and melodic straightforwardness that make it fit well with the lyrical aesthetic of the album. Susan Manoff, Piau's frequent collaborator, plays the accompaniment with fluidity and nuanced musicality; their history together is evident in the easy give-and-take of their performances. Naïve's sound is clean, clear, and beautifully balanced. Piau may not be an international superstar, but her exemplary performances make this an album that should appeal to fans of lyrical, sumptuous vocal music.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/31/2011
  • Label: Naive
  • UPC: 822186052501
  • Catalog Number: 5250
  • Sales rank: 193,883

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Die Nacht ("Aus dem Walde tritt die Nacht"), song for voice & piano, Op. 10/3 (TrV 141/3) - Richard Strauss & Sandrine Piau (2:47)
  2. 2 Das Geheimnis ("Du fragst mich, Mädchen"), song for voice & piano, Op. 17/3 (TrV 149/3) - Richard Strauss & Sandrine Piau (2:23)
  3. 3 Morgen ("Und morgen wird die Sonne wieder scheinen"), song for voice & piano (or orchestra), Op. 27/4 (TrV 170/4) - Richard Strauss & John Henry Mackay (3:42)
  4. 4 Après un rêve ("Dans un sommeil"), song for voice & piano, Op. 7/1 - Gabriel Fauré & Romain Bussine (2:07)
  5. 5 Clair de lune, song for voice & piano (or orchestra) in B flat minor, Op. 46/2 - Gabriel Fauré & Sandrine Piau (2:47)
  6. 6 Les berceaux, song for voice & piano in B flat minor, Op. 23/1 - Gabriel Fauré & Sandrine Piau (2:16)
  7. 7 Nachtlied ("Vergangen ist der lichte Tag"), song for voice & piano, Op. 71/6 - Felix Mendelssohn & Joseph (Karl Benedikt) Freiherr von Eichendorff (2:29)
  8. 8 Neue Liebe ("In dem Mondenschein"), song for voice & piano, Op. 19a/4 - Felix Mendelssohn & Heinrich Heine (1:56)
  9. 9 Sun of the sleepless (Schlafloser Augen Leuchte), romance for voice & piano (Romance No. 2) - Felix Mendelssohn & Lord Byron (2:14)
  10. 10 Andres Maienlied ("Die Schwalbe fliegt"), song for voice & piano ("Hexenlied"), Op. 8/8 - Felix Mendelssohn & Ludwig Heinrich Christoph Hölty (2:13)
  11. 11 Amour d'antan, for voice & piano, Op. 8/2 - Ernest Chausson & Sandrine Piau (2:42)
  12. 12 Dans la forêt du charme et de l'enchantement, for voice & piano, Op. 36/2 - Ernest Chausson & Jean Moreas (2:28)
  13. 13 Lieder (3), for voice & piano, Op. 27: 1. Les Heures - Ernest Chausson & Sandrine Piau (2:51)
  14. 14 Montparnasse ("O porte de l'hôtel avec deux plantes vertes"), song for voice & piano, FP 127/1 - Francis Poulenc & Guillaume Apollinaire (3:13)
  15. 15 Hyde Park ("Les faiseurs de religion"), song for voice & piano, FP 127/2 - Francis Poulenc & Guillaume Apollinaire (0:48)
  16. 16 C ("J'ai traversé les ponts de Cé"), song for voice & piano (Poèmes d'Aragon), FP 122/1 - Francis Poulenc & Louis Aragon (2:49)
  17. 17 Fêtes galantes ("On voit des marquis sur des bicyclettes"), song for voice & piano (Poèmes d'Aragon), FP 122/2 - Francis Poulenc & Louis Aragon (0:58)
  18. 18 The Salley Gardens, for voice & piano (Folk Songs, Vol. 1) - Benjamin Britten & Sandrine Piau (2:23)
  19. 19 There's None to Soothe, for voice & piano (Folk Songs, Vol. 3) - Benjamin Britten & Sandrine Piau (1:27)
  20. 20 I Wonder As I Wander (American) - Benjamin Britten & Christmas Traditional (4:23)
Read More Show Less

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Sandrine Piau Primary Artist
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 5
( 2 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(2)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 2 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted November 10, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted May 27, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

Sort by: Showing all of 2 Customer Reviews