Chère Nuit - French Songs / Alder, Middleton

Chère Nuit - French Songs / Alder, Middleton

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Shortlisted for the Gramophone Awards!

The acclaimed British soprano Louise Alder returns for her second recital on Chandos, joined once again by star pianist Joseph Middleton. Enthusiastic praise was widespread for her Chandos début, Lines Written during a Sleepless Night: The Russian Connection, which earned significant accolades in the USA and continental Europe in addition to the UK. For this recording the pair explore a rich and varied selection of French songs from the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Louse Alder writes: ‘I have always held French song very dear to my heart and when we settled on this wildly varied program, I quickly grew excited at the prospect of exploring the art form in virtually all its styles. From Ravel to Yvain, I hope we paint pictures of a French evening, of mystery, intrigue, discovery, seduction, love, and blissful night.’

Product Description:

  • Catalog Number: CHAN 20222

  • UPC: 095115222225

  • Label: Chandos

  • Composer: Alfred Bachelet, Cécile Chaminade, Claude Debussy, Erik Satie, Francis Poulenc, Joseph Canteloube, Maurice Ravel, Maurice Yvain, Olivier Messiaen, Pauline Garcia-Viardot

  • Performer: Joseph Middleton, Louise Alder