Tristesse (Sadness)

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All Music Guide - Carol Wright
Tristesse means "sadness." This neo-classical album by French composer Paul Sauvanet can follow proudly in the footsteps of the great requiems and the classic Adagio for Strings by Samuel Barber, the Third Symphony: Symphony of Sorrowful Songs by Henryk Gorecki, or Shadow, Light by Franco Battiato. As the subtitle of Sauvanet's work notes, all movements are adagio, languid with weeping, heavy with grief, yet buoyant with innate hope. Sauvanet does not argue and rail against death as some requiems do, but he proceeds with a dramatic tension that leads the listener along that exquisite border between despair and redemption.
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Carol Wright
Tristesse means "sadness." This neo-classical album by French composer Paul Sauvanet can follow proudly in the footsteps of the great requiems and the classic Adagio for Strings by Samuel Barber, the Third Symphony: Symphony of Sorrowful Songs by Henryk Gorecki, or Shadow, Light by Franco Battiato. As the subtitle of Sauvanet's work notes, all movements are adagio, languid with weeping, heavy with grief, yet buoyant with innate hope. Sauvanet does not argue and rail against death as some requiems do, but he proceeds with a dramatic tension that leads the listener along that exquisite border between despair and redemption.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/26/1995
  • Label: Hearts Of Space
  • UPC: 025041105729
  • Catalog Number: 11057
  • Sales rank: 226,641

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Adieu (6:04)
  2. 2 Prayer for the Suffering (10:22)
  3. 3 Canticum (9:52)
  4. 4 Earth and Dust (17:29)
  5. 5 Memories (8:29)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Paul Sauvanet Primary Artist, Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Stephen Hill Mastering, Imaging
Paul Sauvanet Composer, Producer, Contributor
Bob Olhsson Mastering
Jeff Taylor Imaging
Heuwell Tircuit Liner Notes
Jeff Taylor Imaging
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