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In 1958 Poulenc composed La voix humaine, a one-act opera for soprano and orchestra, based on the monodrama of the same name, written for the Comédie-Française by his friend Jean Cocteau. In this staging of the end of an amorous relationship, we hear only the woman's side of a final telephone conversation with the man who has abandoned her. The orchestra in this innovative work is used not only to unify the composition, but also to reveal what the voice, laid bare by a moving parlé-chanté style, does not say. Fiançailles pour rire and Chemins de l'amour, usually for voice and piano, but presented here in an orchestrated version by one of our finest conductors, Frédéric Chaslin, completes this eloquent rendition of works of a bittersweetness that Poulenc transcends like no other.
In 1958 Poulenc composed La voix humaine, a one-act opera for soprano and orchestra, based on the monodrama of the same name, written for the Comédie-Française by his friend Jean Cocteau. In this staging of the end of an amorous relationship, we hear only the woman's side of a final telephone conversation with the man who has abandoned her. The orchestra in this innovative work is used not only to unify the composition, but also to reveal what the voice, laid bare by a moving parlé-chanté style, does not say. Fiançailles pour rire and Chemins de l'amour, usually for voice and piano, but presented here in an orchestrated version by one of our finest conductors, Frédéric Chaslin, completes this eloquent rendition of works of a bittersweetness that Poulenc transcends like no other.
5051083190411

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Format: CD
Label: APARTE
Rel. Date: 10/06/2023
UPC: 5051083190411

Poulenc: La Voix Humaine Fiancailles Pour Rire
Artist: Cherrier-Julie Hoffmann
Format: CD
New: Available to order 3-5 days $21.98
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DISC: 1

1. Poulenc: La Voix Humaine, FP 171 - Introduction
2. Poulenc: La Voix Humaine, FP 171 - Allô, Allô
3. Poulenc: La Voix Humaine, FP 171 - Allô ! C'est Toi ?
4. Poulenc: La Voix Humaine, FP 171 - Hier Soir, Je Me Suis Couchée Tout de Suite
5. Poulenc: La Voix Humaine, FP 171 - Allô ! Chéri... Si on Coupe, Redemande-Moi Tout de Suite
6. Poulenc: La Voix Humaine, FP 171 - Quelle Comédie ?
7. Poulenc: La Voix Humaine, FP 171 - Souviens-Toi Du Dimanche de Versailles
8. Poulenc: La Voix Humaine, FP 171 - Demain ? Je Ne Savais Pas Que C'était Si Rapide
9. Poulenc: La Voix Humaine, FP 171 - Allô... Et Comme Ça ?
10. Poulenc: La Voix Humaine, FP 171 - Oh ! Non, Mon Chéri, Surtout Ne Me Regarde Pas
11. Poulenc: La Voix Humaine, FP 171 - Allô, Allô, Mademoiselle
12. Poulenc: La Voix Humaine, FP 171 - Allô ! Ah ! Chéri, C'est Toi ?
13. Poulenc: La Voix Humaine, FP 171 - Hier Soir, J'ai Voulu Prendre Un Comprimé
14. Poulenc: La Voix Humaine, FP 171 - Il Était Quatre Heures Du Matin
15. Poulenc: La Voix Humaine, FP 171 - Allô ! J'entends de la Musique
16. Poulenc: La Voix Humaine, FP 171 - Pardonne-Moi. Je Sais Que Cette Scène Est Intolérable
17. Poulenc: La Voix Humaine, FP 171 - Avant-Hier Soir ? J'ai Dormi
18. Poulenc: La Voix Humaine, FP 171 - Allô ! Allô ! Madame, Retirez-Vous
19. Poulenc: La Voix Humaine, FP 171 - Sois Tranquille. on Ne Se Suicide Pas Deux Fois
20. Poulenc: La Voix Humaine, FP 171 - Allô !... Allô !... Mon Dieu, Faites Qu'il Redemande
21. Poulenc: La Voix Humaine, FP 171 - Alors, Voilà... J'allais Dire Machinalement : A Tout de Suite
22. Poulenc: Fiançailles Pour Rire, FP 101 (Transc. for Soprano and Orchestra By Frédéric Chaslin): La Dame D'andré
23. Poulenc: Fiançailles Pour Rire, FP 101 (Transc. for Soprano and Orchestra By Frédéric Chaslin): Dans L'herbe
24. Poulenc: Fiançailles Pour Rire, FP 101 (Transc. for Soprano and Orchestra By Frédéric Chaslin): Il Vole
25. Poulenc: Fiançailles Pour Rire, FP 101 (Transc. for Soprano and Orchestra By Frédéric Chaslin): Mon Cadavre Est Doux Comme Un
26. Poulenc: Fiançailles Pour Rire, FP 101 (Transc. for Soprano and Orchestra By Frédéric Chaslin): Violon
27. Poulenc: Fiançailles Pour Rire, FP 101 (Transc. for Soprano and Orchestra By Frédéric Chaslin): Fleurs

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In 1958 Poulenc composed La voix humaine, a one-act opera for soprano and orchestra, based on the monodrama of the same name, written for the Comédie-Française by his friend Jean Cocteau. In this staging of the end of an amorous relationship, we hear only the woman's side of a final telephone conversation with the man who has abandoned her. The orchestra in this innovative work is used not only to unify the composition, but also to reveal what the voice, laid bare by a moving parlé-chanté style, does not say. Fiançailles pour rire and Chemins de l'amour, usually for voice and piano, but presented here in an orchestrated version by one of our finest conductors, Frédéric Chaslin, completes this eloquent rendition of works of a bittersweetness that Poulenc transcends like no other.
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