The Art of Janine Micheau
Janine Micheau
Label
Decca
Catalogue No.
4824769
Barcode
00028948247691
Format
1-CD
About
TRACK LISTING / ARTISTS

BENJAMIN BRITTEN
Les Illuminations, Op. 18

MAURICE RAVEL
Shéhérazade

Orchestre des Concerts Lamoureux
Paul Sacher

CLAUDE DEBUSSY
La Damoiselle élue
Janine Collard, mezzo-soprano

EMMANUEL CHABRIER
Ode à la musique
Le Roi malgré lui
Sextuor des serves
Chanson tzigane

Jean Mollien, tenor
Chorale Élisabeth Brasseur
Orchestre de la Société des Concerts du Conservatoire
Jean Fournet

Janine Micheau, soprano

Track previews
Les Illuminations, Op. 18: 1. Fanfare
Les Illuminations, Op. 18: 9. Départ
Le roi malgré lui: Sextour des serves
Ode à la musique
La damoiselle élue, L. 62
Shéhérazade, M.41: 3. L'indifférent
Shéhérazade, M.41: 2. La flûte enchantée
Shéhérazade, M.41: 1. Asie
Les Illuminations, Op. 18: 8. Parade
Les Illuminations, Op. 18: 2. Villes
Les Illuminations, Op. 18: 7. Being beauteous
Les Illuminations, Op. 18: 6. Interlude
Les Illuminations, Op. 18: 5. Marine
Les Illuminations, Op. 18: 4. Royauté
Les Illuminations, Op. 18: 3b. Antique
Les Illuminations, Op. 18: 3a. Phrase
Le roi malgré lui: Chanson tzigane
Recording information

Recording Producers: Jaap van Ginneken (Britten, Ravel); John Culshaw (Debussy, Chabrier)

Balance Engineers: unknown (Debussy, Chabrier); Boutot, Hans Lauterslager (Ravel); Henk Jansen, Hans Lauterslager (Britten)

Original LP Releases: Philips A00469Y (Britten, Ravel); Decca LXT 2743 (Debussy, Chabrier)

Reviews

‘These recordings are first-rate versions.’ High Fidelity(Britten/Ravel)

‘Micheau was of that somewhat unfortunate and perhaps underrated generation of singers whose careers were cut in two by the Second World War … the ‘Damoiselle élue’ always seemed to be her best recorded work. Hearing it again, one admires no less the clear definition and the virginal simplicity.’ Gramophone, April 1985

‘The two scenes from ‘Le Roi malgré lui’ are full of that irony that never swamps the poetry in Chabrier’s music.’ Gramophone