Véronique Gens - Susan Manoff Néère (Hahn, Duparc, Chausson)

Néère (Hahn, Duparc, Chausson)

Véronique Gens - Susan Manoff

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Released on October 16, 2015 by Alpha

Main artist: Véronique Gens

Genre: Classical > Art Songs, Mélodies & Lieder > Mélodies (French)

Distinctions: 4F de Télérama (November 2015) - Gramophone Editor's Choice (January 2016) - 5 de Diapason (November 2015)

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Album : 1 disk - 24 tracks Total length : 01:06:12

    Études latines (Reynaldo Hahn)
  1. 1 Néère

    Véronique Gens, Soprano - Susan Manoff, Piano - Reynaldo Hahn, Composer Copyright : Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France

  2. Trois jours de vendange
  3. 2 Trois jours de vendange

    Véronique Gens, Soprano - Susan Manoff, Piano - Reynaldo Hahn, Composer Copyright : Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France

  4. Chanson triste (Henri Duparc)
  5. 3 Chanson triste

    Véronique Gens, Soprano - Susan Manoff, Piano - Henri Duparc, Composer Copyright : Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France

  6. Romance de Mignon
  7. 4 Romance de Mignon

    Véronique Gens, Soprano - Susan Manoff, Piano - Henri Duparc, Composer Copyright : Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France

  8. Phidyle
  9. 5 Phidylé

    Véronique Gens, Soprano - Susan Manoff, Piano - Henri Duparc, Composer Copyright : Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France

  10. Sept mélodies, Op. 2 (Ernest Chausson)
  11. 6 1. Nanny

    Véronique Gens, Soprano - Susan Manoff, Piano - Ernest Chausson, Composer Copyright : Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France

  12. 7 2. Le charme

    Véronique Gens, Soprano - Susan Manoff, Piano - Ernest Chausson, Composer Copyright : Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France

  13. 8 3. Les papillons

    Véronique Gens, Soprano - Susan Manoff, Piano - Ernest Chausson, Composer Copyright : Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France

  14. 9 4. La dernière feuille

    Véronique Gens, Soprano - Susan Manoff, Piano - Ernest Chausson, Composer Copyright : Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France

  15. 10 5. Sérénade italienne

    Véronique Gens, Soprano - Susan Manoff, Piano - Ernest Chausson, Composer Copyright : Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France

  16. 11 6. Hébé

    Véronique Gens, Soprano - Susan Manoff, Piano - Ernest Chausson, Composer Copyright : Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France

  17. 12 7. Le colibri

    Véronique Gens, Soprano - Susan Manoff, Piano - Ernest Chausson, Composer Copyright : Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France

  18. Quand je fus pris au pavillon (Reynaldo Hahn)
  19. 13 Quand je fus pris au pavillon

    Véronique Gens, Soprano - Susan Manoff, Piano - Reynaldo Hahn, Composer Copyright : Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France

  20. Le Rossignol des lilas
  21. 14 Le rossignol des lilas

    Véronique Gens, Soprano - Susan Manoff, Piano - Reynaldo Hahn, Composer Copyright : Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France

  22. À Chloris
  23. 15 A Chloris

    Véronique Gens, Soprano - Susan Manoff, Piano - Reynaldo Hahn, Composer Copyright : Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France

  24. Deux poèmes, Op. 34 (Ernest Chausson)
  25. 16 1. La chanson bien douce

    Véronique Gens, Soprano - Susan Manoff, Piano - Ernest Chausson, Composer Copyright : Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France

  26. Poème de l'amour et de la mer, op. 19
  27. 17 Le temps des lilas

    Véronique Gens, Soprano - Susan Manoff, Piano - Ernest Chausson, Composer Copyright : Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France

  28. Études latines (Reynaldo Hahn)
  29. 18 Lydé

    Véronique Gens, Soprano - Susan Manoff, Piano - Reynaldo Hahn, Composer Copyright : Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France

  30. 19 Tyndaris

    Véronique Gens, Soprano - Susan Manoff, Piano - Reynaldo Hahn, Composer Copyright : Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France

  31. Au pays où se fait la guerre (Henri Duparc)
  32. 20 Au pays où se fait la guerre

    Véronique Gens, Soprano - Susan Manoff, Piano - Henri Duparc, Composer Copyright : Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France

  33. L'Invitation au voyage
  34. 21 L'invitation au voyage

    Véronique Gens, Soprano - Susan Manoff, Piano - Henri Duparc, Composer Copyright : Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France

  35. Études latines (Reynaldo Hahn)
  36. 22 Pholoé

    Véronique Gens, Soprano - Susan Manoff, Piano - Reynaldo Hahn, Composer Copyright : Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France

  37. 23 Phyllis

    Véronique Gens, Soprano - Susan Manoff, Piano - Reynaldo Hahn, Composer Copyright : Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France

  38. Le Printemps
  39. 24 Le printemps

    Véronique Gens, Soprano - Susan Manoff, Piano - Reynaldo Hahn, Composer Copyright : Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France

About

The soprano Véronique Gens might be thought a natural for the French art song repertoire. But Néère, taking its title from the opening song by Reynaldo Hahn (the reference is to the Greek nymph known in English as Neaera, "white as a fine marble statue, with her rosy cheeks"), is one of just a few albums in the genre she has released. Get hold of it without delay: it's gorgeous. The French mélodie is not a high-register genre, and for a singer like Gens these songs reside in the lower part of her range, where she now brings just a bit of sultriness and smoke with devastating effect. The program includes three composers of the late 19th century who are closely related but contrasting in their individual styles: in the words of annotator Nicolas Southon "the melancholic Henri Duparc, the elegiac Ernest Chausson, the charmer Reynaldo Hahn." You could really dip in anywhere, but sample track 15, Hahn's A Chloris, for a taste of what Gens can do. The playing of accompanist Susan Manoff seems welded to Gens' vocal line, which even with all the voluptuous, erotic beauty has a kind of steely concentration that grows stronger and more impressive as the album proceeds. An absolute gem.

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