Henri Dutilleux: Three Posthumous Songs

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Publisher: Alphonse Leduc
Composer: Henri Dutilleux
Format: Sheet Music | Vocal Work

Singer François Le Roux brings us “Three Posthumous Songs”, writen in 1941 by Henri Dutilleux at the request of the great baritone Charles Panzéra. In L’Ange pleureur (The Weeping Angel), a poem by Edmond Borsent, there are no tears but much irony as the chubby cherub frets over the “dark deeds” committed by the soul he must guard! Ronsard’s Verses take a delicately archaic style to illustrate the poet’s desire for young Angevin peasant girl Marie Dupin: starting out as pious believers, they soon frolic under the sheets as lovers. An excerpt from Rymes, written by Pernette du Guillet, a poetess from Lyon about whom very little is known, La Faute en est à toi (Love, Blame Yourself) brings a “Renaissance” feel to the graceful crochet-half note rhythm, with this third melody following in the footsteps of Ravel and Poulenc.

ISBN: 9790046307447
Published on: 03 February 2017
No of pages: 12
Language: English, French, German
Catalogue No: AL30744

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