The Truth about Love

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All Music Guide - Stephen Eddins
Sony's release of Frances Bourne's first solo album features the British mezzo-soprano singing cabaret songs by German, Czech, and British composers. The majority of songs are by Kurt Weill, several of which were written in French during the composer's Parisian sojourn in the early '30s, including selections from the musical play "Marie Galante." Bourne makes the interesting choice of singing all the Weill songs in French translation, even the selections from "Die Dreigroschenoper" and "Happy End." She doesn't have a particularly Gallic sensibility to bring to the repertoire, so the choice seems somewhat random, but there's no harm done, either; the songs retain Weill's ...
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All Music Guide - Stephen Eddins
Sony's release of Frances Bourne's first solo album features the British mezzo-soprano singing cabaret songs by German, Czech, and British composers. The majority of songs are by Kurt Weill, several of which were written in French during the composer's Parisian sojourn in the early '30s, including selections from the musical play "Marie Galante." Bourne makes the interesting choice of singing all the Weill songs in French translation, even the selections from "Die Dreigroschenoper" and "Happy End." She doesn't have a particularly Gallic sensibility to bring to the repertoire, so the choice seems somewhat random, but there's no harm done, either; the songs retain Weill's brusque, rather dark charm. Several originally written for voice and piano have the added appeal of idiomatic new orchestral arrangements by Robert Ziegler. Weill may be the gold standard for cabaret songs of the era, but Benjamin Britten's "Four Cabaret Songs" from the late '30s come closer to the loose-limbed idiom than what listeners familiar only with his "serious" music might imagine possible. His witty, nearly over-the-top setting of Auden's goofy poem "Tell me the truth about love" is especially memorable and delightful. The songs are presented in arrangements for a jazzy chamber ensemble by Daryl Runswick that play somewhat loosely but cleverly with the originals by adding sly instrumental commentary to the texts. Bohuslav Martinu's "Three Songs for the Red Seven Cabaret," despite the title, for the most part seem to be stretching the definition of cabaret music and sound more like folk-inspired modern art songs. Bourne's voice is sweet but not particularly large, and she handles the songs recorded here with conviction, but doesn't bring them the élan that's usually associated with cabaret style. These are pleasant and musically nuanced performances, though, of attractive, fun repertoire. The sound is clean and intimate.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/3/2009
  • Label: Rca
  • UPC: 886972934327
  • Catalog Number: 729343

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1–4 Cabaret songs (4) for Hedli Anderson, for voice & piano - Daryl Runswick & Benjamin Britten (15:06)
    Composed byBenjamin Britten
    Conducted byRobert Ziegler
    Performed byRobert Ziegler, Frances Bourne
    1. 1 Tell me the truth about love
    2. 2 Funeral Blues
    3. 3 Johnny
    4. 4 Calypso
  2. 5 Barbara Song, for voice & piano (from "Die Dreigroschenoper") - Kurt Weill & Bertolt Brecht (4:32)
    Composed byKurt Weill
    Conducted byRobert Ziegler
    Performed byRobert Ziegler, Frances Bourne
  3. 6 Die Dreigroschenoper (The Threepenny Opera), opera: Solomon Song (Salomon-Song) - Kurt Weill & Bertolt Brecht (3:31)
    Composed byKurt Weill
    Conducted byRobert Ziegler
    Performed byRobert Ziegler, Frances Bourne
  4. 7 Die Seeräuber-Jenny (Pirate Jenny), song for voice & piano (from "Die Dreigroschenoper") - Kurt Weill & Bertolt Brecht (3:28)
    Composed byKurt Weill
    Conducted byRobert Ziegler
    Performed byRobert Ziegler, Frances Bourne
  5. 8 Complainte de la Seine, song for voice & piano - Kurt Weill & James Holmes (4:05)
    Composed byKurt Weill
    Performed byFrances Bourne
  6. 9 Je ne t'aime pas (I Don't Love You), song for voice & piano - Kurt Weill & James Holmes (4:01)
    Composed byKurt Weill
    Performed byFrances Bourne
  7. 10 You and Me, film score (partly lost): The Right Guy for Me (Der Mann, den ich brauche) - Kurt Weill & James Holmes (3:28)
    Composed byKurt Weill
    Performed byFrances Bourne
  8. 11 September Song, song for voice & piano (from "Knickerbocker Holiday") - Kurt Weill & Maxwell Anderson (3:48)
    Composed byKurt Weill
    Conducted byRobert Ziegler
    Performed byRobert Ziegler, Frances Bourne
  9. 12 Bilbao-Song, for voice & piano (from "Happy End") - Kurt Weill & Bertolt Brecht (3:30)
    Composed byKurt Weill
    Conducted byRobert Ziegler
    Performed byRobert Ziegler, Frances Bourne
  10. 13 Surabaya-Johnny, song for voice & piano (from "Happy End") - Kurt Weill & Bertolt Brecht (5:04)
    Composed byKurt Weill
    Conducted byRobert Ziegler
    Performed byRobert Ziegler, Frances Bourne
  11. 14–16 Songs (3) for the cabaret "Cervená sedma" ("Red Seven"), for voice & piano, H. 129 - Bohuslav Martinu & James Holmes (13:00)
    Composed byBohuslav Martinu
    Performed byFrances Bourne
    1. 14 Balada Letní (A Summer Ballad)
    2. 15 Bar (The Bar)
    3. 16 Havírská (The Miner's Song)
  12. 17 Youkali, tango habañera for voice & piano - Kurt Weill & Roger Fernay (5:26)
    Composed byKurt Weill
    Conducted byRobert Ziegler
    Performed byRobert Ziegler, Frances Bourne
  13. 18 Le roi d'Aquitaine (The King of Aquitaine), song for voice & piano (from "Marie Galante") - Kurt Weill & Jacques Deval (2:29)
    Composed byKurt Weill
    Conducted byRobert Ziegler
    Performed byRobert Ziegler, Frances Bourne
  14. 19 Le grand Lustucru (The Big Bogeyman), song for voice & piano (or ensemble; from "Marie Galante") - Kurt Weill & Jacques Deval (3:16)
    Composed byKurt Weill
    Conducted byRobert Ziegler
    Performed byRobert Ziegler, Frances Bourne
  15. 20 J'attends un navire (I'm Waiting for a Ship), song for voice & piano (from "Marie Galante") - Kurt Weill & Jacques Deval (4:30)
    Composed byKurt Weill
    Conducted byRobert Ziegler
    Performed byRobert Ziegler, Frances Bourne
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Performance Credits
Frances Bourne Primary Artist
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