HENRI SAUGUET (1901-1989): Cirque, La Voyante, Le Chemin des Forains (arr. Daniel Lockert), GEORGES AURIC (1899-1983): 8 Poèmes de Jean Cocteau, DARIUS MILHAUD (1892-1974): 3 Poèmes, 6 Chansons de Théâtre, Le Tango des Fratellini and Caramel Mou for Piano, FRANCIS POULENC (1899-1963): 3 Cocardes, ERIK SATIE (1866-1925): Rag-time Parade for Piano.
Catalogue Number: 04M067
Description: Post-Impressionist delight in the everyday and the absurd - that's the idea behind this collection of 30 French mélodies and four short piano pieces. Surrealist (absurdist?) texts by Cocteau account for 14 of them; five circus songs by Adrien Copperie are not much more logical and the group La Voyante (The Clairvoyant) by Sauguet is based on texts attributed to Nostradamus but it would have been a Nostradamus with a Parisian address by the looks of them! Lots of bold, bright, nose-thumbing fun. French-English texts. Céline Ricci (soprano), Daniel Lockert (piano).