I Fagiolini Amuse-Bouche - French Choral Delicacies

Amuse-Bouche - French Choral Delicacies

I Fagiolini

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Includes: 1 Digital booklet

Released on April 1, 2016 by Decca Music Group Ltd.

Main artist: I Fagiolini

Genre: Classical

Distinctions: 5 de Diapason (July 2016) - Gramophone Editor's Choice (April 2016)

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Album : 1 disk - 29 tracks Total length : 01:21:15

  1. 1 Pro fumo

    Not Applicable, ComposerLyricist - Adrian Peacock, Producer, Recording Producer - Andrew Mellor, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - I Fagiolini, Ensemble, MainArtist Copyright : ℗ 2016 I Fagiolini Projects Limited, Under Exclusive Licence To Decca Music Group Limited

  2. Banalites, FP 107 (Francis Poulenc)
  3. 2 Hôtel

    Guillaume Apollinaire, Author - Francis Poulenc, Composer - Adrian Peacock, Producer, Recording Producer - Andrew Mellor, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - I Fagiolini, Ensemble, MainArtist - Robert Hollingworth, Musical Director, MainArtist - Anna Markland, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer Copyright : ℗ 2016 I Fagiolini Projects Limited, Under Exclusive Licence To Decca Music Group Limited

  4. Ode à la gastronomie (Jean Françaix)
  5. 3 1. La physiologie du goût

    Jean Francaix, ComposerLyricist - Adrian Peacock, Producer, Recording Producer - Andrew Mellor, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - I Fagiolini, Ensemble, MainArtist - Robert Hollingworth, Musical Director, MainArtist Copyright : ℗ 2016 I Fagiolini Projects Limited, Under Exclusive Licence To Decca Music Group Limited

  6. 4 2. Père Bernadin et la truffe noire

    Jean Francaix, ComposerLyricist - Adrian Peacock, Producer, Recording Producer - Andrew Mellor, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - I Fagiolini, Ensemble, MainArtist - Robert Hollingworth, Musical Director, MainArtist Copyright : ℗ 2016 I Fagiolini Projects Limited, Under Exclusive Licence To Decca Music Group Limited

  7. 5 3. Gastéréa, dixième des Muses

    Jean Francaix, ComposerLyricist - Adrian Peacock, Producer, Recording Producer - Andrew Mellor, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - I Fagiolini, Ensemble, MainArtist - Robert Hollingworth, Musical Director, MainArtist Copyright : ℗ 2016 I Fagiolini Projects Limited, Under Exclusive Licence To Decca Music Group Limited

  8. 6 Satie: Gnossienne No. 4

    Erik Satie, Composer - Adrian Peacock, Producer, Recording Producer - Andrew Mellor, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Anna Markland, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer Copyright : ℗ 2016 I Fagiolini Projects Limited, Under Exclusive Licence To Decca Music Group Limited

  9. Le Cantique des Cantiques (Jean-Yves Daniel-Lesur)
  10. 7 1. Dialogue

    Anonymous, Author - Adrian Peacock, Producer, Recording Producer - Andrew Mellor, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - I Fagiolini, Ensemble, MainArtist - Jean-Yves Daniel-Lesur, Composer - Robert Hollingworth, Musical Director, MainArtist Copyright : ℗ 2016 I Fagiolini Projects Limited, Under Exclusive Licence To Decca Music Group Limited

  11. 8 2. La voix du bien-aimé

    Anonymous, Author - Adrian Peacock, Producer, Recording Producer - Andrew Mellor, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - I Fagiolini, Ensemble, MainArtist - Jean-Yves Daniel-Lesur, Composer - Robert Hollingworth, Musical Director, MainArtist Copyright : ℗ 2016 I Fagiolini Projects Limited, Under Exclusive Licence To Decca Music Group Limited

  12. 9 3. Le songe

    Anonymous, Author - Adrian Peacock, Producer, Recording Producer - Andrew Mellor, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - I Fagiolini, Ensemble, MainArtist - Jean-Yves Daniel-Lesur, Composer - Robert Hollingworth, Musical Director, MainArtist Copyright : ℗ 2016 I Fagiolini Projects Limited, Under Exclusive Licence To Decca Music Group Limited

  13. 10 4. Le Roi Salomon

    Anonymous, Author - Adrian Peacock, Producer, Recording Producer - Andrew Mellor, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - I Fagiolini, Ensemble, MainArtist - Jean-Yves Daniel-Lesur, Composer - Robert Hollingworth, Musical Director, MainArtist Copyright : ℗ 2016 I Fagiolini Projects Limited, Under Exclusive Licence To Decca Music Group Limited

  14. 11 5. Le jardin clos

    Anonymous, Author - Adrian Peacock, Producer, Recording Producer - Andrew Mellor, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - I Fagiolini, Ensemble, MainArtist - Jean-Yves Daniel-Lesur, Composer - Robert Hollingworth, Musical Director, MainArtist Copyright : ℗ 2016 I Fagiolini Projects Limited, Under Exclusive Licence To Decca Music Group Limited

  15. 12 6. La sulamite

    Anonymous, Author - Adrian Peacock, Producer, Recording Producer - Andrew Mellor, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - I Fagiolini, Ensemble, MainArtist - Jean-Yves Daniel-Lesur, Composer - Robert Hollingworth, Musical Director, MainArtist Copyright : ℗ 2016 I Fagiolini Projects Limited, Under Exclusive Licence To Decca Music Group Limited

  16. 13 7. Epithalame

    Anonymous, Author - Adrian Peacock, Producer, Recording Producer - Andrew Mellor, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - I Fagiolini, Ensemble, MainArtist - Jean-Yves Daniel-Lesur, Composer - Robert Hollingworth, Musical Director, MainArtist Copyright : ℗ 2016 I Fagiolini Projects Limited, Under Exclusive Licence To Decca Music Group Limited

  17. 14 Satie: Gnossienne No.5

    Erik Satie, Composer - Adrian Peacock, Producer, Recording Producer - Andrew Mellor, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Anna Markland, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer Copyright : ℗ 2016 I Fagiolini Projects Limited, Under Exclusive Licence To Decca Music Group Limited

  18. Sept chansons, FP 81 (Francis Poulenc)
  19. 15 1. La blanche neige

    Guillaume Apollinaire, Author - Francis Poulenc, Composer - Adrian Peacock, Producer, Recording Producer - Andrew Mellor, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - I Fagiolini, Ensemble, MainArtist - Robert Hollingworth, Musical Director, MainArtist Copyright : ℗ 2016 I Fagiolini Projects Limited, Under Exclusive Licence To Decca Music Group Limited

  20. 16 2. A peine défigurée

    Francis Poulenc, Composer - Paul Eluard, Author - Adrian Peacock, Producer, Recording Producer - Andrew Mellor, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - I Fagiolini, Ensemble, MainArtist - Robert Hollingworth, Musical Director, MainArtist Copyright : ℗ 2016 I Fagiolini Projects Limited, Under Exclusive Licence To Decca Music Group Limited

  21. 17 3. Par une nuit nouvelle

    Francis Poulenc, Composer - Paul Eluard, Author - Adrian Peacock, Producer, Recording Producer - Andrew Mellor, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - I Fagiolini, Ensemble, MainArtist - Robert Hollingworth, Musical Director, MainArtist Copyright : ℗ 2016 I Fagiolini Projects Limited, Under Exclusive Licence To Decca Music Group Limited

  22. 18 4. Tous les droits

    Francis Poulenc, Composer - Paul Eluard, Author - Adrian Peacock, Producer, Recording Producer - Andrew Mellor, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - I Fagiolini, Ensemble, MainArtist - Robert Hollingworth, Musical Director, MainArtist Copyright : ℗ 2016 I Fagiolini Projects Limited, Under Exclusive Licence To Decca Music Group Limited

  23. 19 5. Belle et ressemblante

    Francis Poulenc, Composer - Paul Eluard, Author - Adrian Peacock, Producer, Recording Producer - Andrew Mellor, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - I Fagiolini, Ensemble, MainArtist - Robert Hollingworth, Musical Director, MainArtist Copyright : ℗ 2016 I Fagiolini Projects Limited, Under Exclusive Licence To Decca Music Group Limited

  24. 20 6. Marie

    Guillaume Apollinaire, Author - Francis Poulenc, Composer - Adrian Peacock, Producer, Recording Producer - Andrew Mellor, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - I Fagiolini, Ensemble, MainArtist - Robert Hollingworth, Musical Director, MainArtist Copyright : ℗ 2016 I Fagiolini Projects Limited, Under Exclusive Licence To Decca Music Group Limited

  25. 21 7. Luire

    Francis Poulenc, Composer - Paul Eluard, Author - Adrian Peacock, Producer, Recording Producer - Andrew Mellor, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - I Fagiolini, Ensemble, MainArtist - Robert Hollingworth, Musical Director, MainArtist Copyright : ℗ 2016 I Fagiolini Projects Limited, Under Exclusive Licence To Decca Music Group Limited

  26. 22 Satie: Gnossienne No.6

    Erik Satie, Composer - Adrian Peacock, Producer, Recording Producer - Andrew Mellor, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Anna Markland, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer Copyright : ℗ 2016 I Fagiolini Projects Limited, Under Exclusive Licence To Decca Music Group Limited

  27. Deux poèmes (Darius Milhaud)
  28. 23 1. Éloge V

    Darius Milhaud, Composer - Adrian Peacock, Producer, Recording Producer - Andrew Mellor, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - I Fagiolini, Ensemble, MainArtist - Robert Hollingworth, Musical Director, MainArtist - Saint Léger, Author Copyright : ℗ 2016 I Fagiolini Projects Limited, Under Exclusive Licence To Decca Music Group Limited

  29. 24 2. Le brick

    Darius Milhaud, Composer - René Chalupt, Author - Adrian Peacock, Producer, Recording Producer - Andrew Mellor, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - I Fagiolini, Ensemble, MainArtist - Robert Hollingworth, Musical Director, MainArtist Copyright : ℗ 2016 I Fagiolini Projects Limited, Under Exclusive Licence To Decca Music Group Limited

  30. Un soir de neige, FP 126 (Francis Poulenc)
  31. 25 1. Le feu

    Francis Poulenc, Composer - Paul Eluard, Author - Adrian Peacock, Producer, Recording Producer - Andrew Mellor, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - I Fagiolini, Ensemble, MainArtist - Robert Hollingworth, Musical Director, MainArtist Copyright : ℗ 2016 I Fagiolini Projects Limited, Under Exclusive Licence To Decca Music Group Limited

  32. 26 2. Un loup

    Francis Poulenc, Composer - Paul Eluard, Author - Adrian Peacock, Producer, Recording Producer - Andrew Mellor, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - I Fagiolini, Ensemble, MainArtist - Robert Hollingworth, Musical Director, MainArtist Copyright : ℗ 2016 I Fagiolini Projects Limited, Under Exclusive Licence To Decca Music Group Limited

  33. 27 3. Derniers instants

    Francis Poulenc, Composer - Paul Eluard, Author - Adrian Peacock, Producer, Recording Producer - Andrew Mellor, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - I Fagiolini, Ensemble, MainArtist - Robert Hollingworth, Musical Director, MainArtist Copyright : ℗ 2016 I Fagiolini Projects Limited, Under Exclusive Licence To Decca Music Group Limited

  34. 28 4. Du dehors

    Francis Poulenc, Composer - Paul Eluard, Author - Adrian Peacock, Producer, Recording Producer - Andrew Mellor, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - I Fagiolini, Ensemble, MainArtist - Robert Hollingworth, Musical Director, MainArtist Copyright : ℗ 2016 I Fagiolini Projects Limited, Under Exclusive Licence To Decca Music Group Limited

  35. Piano Concerto in G Major, M. 83 - Arr. Roderick Williams (Maurice Ravel)
  36. 29 Adagio

    Maurice Ravel, Composer - Adrian Peacock, Producer, Recording Producer - Andrew Mellor, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Roderick Williams, Arranger, Work Arranger - I Fagiolini, Ensemble, MainArtist - Robert Hollingworth, Musical Director, MainArtist - Anna Markland, Piano, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer Copyright : ℗ 2016 I Fagiolini Projects Limited, Under Exclusive Licence To Decca Music Group Limited

About

This collection of French choral pieces may be designated an amûse-bouche, or chef's-choice hors d'oeuvre, but it makes a superb if light meal in itself, prepared by the English ensemble I Fagiolini ("The Little Beans"). You might be suspicious on grounds of previous early music specialists who have functioned well in only the most severe sort of 20th century music, but dig in! The centerpiece here is a world recorded premiere from the always delicious Jean Françaix (1912-1997), Ode à la Gastronomie. This sets (and often comically distorts and parodies) passages from an early (1825) classic of food writing, Brillat-Savarin's La physiologie du goût. Including a fart joke later on, the work begins with the words "Adam, and you dear Eve, who led us to perdition for an apple, what would you have done for a turkey?" Françaix's platter pokes fun not only at French attitudes toward food but even a bit toward his own neoclassic style itself. The rest of the music is sensuous rather than funny, with choral songs by Poulenc, Milhaud, and Jean-Yves Daniel-Lesur (Le Cantique des Cantiques, or Song of Songs, sorely underrated), interspersed with Satie Gnossiènnes. For the dessert course there's an original work: a choral arrangement by Roderick Williams of the slow movement from Ravel's Piano Concerto in G major. This is given fragments of text by Rimbaud and Baudelaire; take conductor Robert Hollingworth's advice and don't worry too much about the words (which aren't included along with the rest of the texts in the CD booklet), and you'll drift away into ecstasy by the end. The rather remote church acoustic doesn't suit a program that consists of chamber music par excellence, but in terms of choosing original repertoire and putting it together into a program that sustains a flavor in a satisfying way, this is nonpareil.

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