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Les Chants d'Éros


Les Chants d'Éros

Les Chants d'Éros
DOR-90280
Artist: Claire Gignac
Genre: Acoustic/Folk/Traditional
Price: $15.99 
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When Claire Gignac began to put together the program of love songs that make up this recording, she wanted to encompass the many centuries during which we have been writing such songs.   She immediately ran into a problem: "There are millions of them," she says.   "I did a lot of research and a lot of listening and reading, trying to find the right songs and poems.   I didn't want to sing all happy love songs or all sad ones, and I wanted to find songs that give different perspectives of love."   Even with the wealth of material available, "it's more difficult to find happy love songs.   Longing is there of course, but I found poems that are also very serene, like the beautiful one by Victor Hugo.
- Byron Nilsson
Performers:

Claire Gignac ~ Voice, recorders, flute, bandoneon (Voix, flútes, bandonéon)
Stéphane Allard ~ Violin, mandolin, bowed psaltery (Violon, mandoline, psaltérion à archet)
Marc Vallée ~ Acoustic and classical guitars (Guitares acoustique et classique)
Norman Lachapelle ~ Acoustic bass guitars (Guitares basses acoustiques)

Composers:

Various

1. L'amour en cage - Boris Vian / Jimmy Walter (Arr. All)
2. Est-ce ma faute à moi? - Charly Bailly / André Varel (Arr. Marc Vallée)
3. L'oie blessée - Chrétien de Troyes-Claire Gignac / Gignac
4. Ma plaisance chérie - Christine de Pisan / Gignac
5. Mon pauvre coeur soupire - Traditional (Arr. Vallée)
6. Que faire s'amour me laisse - Traditional (arr. Vallée)
7. Si je perdais mon ami - Traditional (Arr. All)
8. Un désordre agréable - Henriette de la Suze / Marc Vallée
9. Fille d'acier - Jacques Prévert / Joseph Kosma (Arr. All)
10. Puisque j'ai mis ma lévre - Victor Hugo / Gignac
11. Ta bouche - Marie Nizet / Gignac
12. Petite fleur - Sidney Béchet-Fernand Bonifay / Sidney Béchet (Arr. All)
13. Hymne à l'amour - Edith Piaf / Marguerite Monnot (Arr. Vallée)
14. La complainte de la Seine - Maurice Magre / Kurt Weill (Arr. François Sasseville, Vallée)
15. Youkali - Roger Fernay / Kurt Weill (Arr. Stéphane Allard)
16. La mort des amants - Charles Beaudelaire / Léo Ferré (Arr. Vallée)

Total Program Length: 62:26
Arr. All = Arranged by Claire Gignac, Stéphane Allard, Marc Vallée, Norman Lachapelle



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