10 Mélodies (Viardot, Pauline)

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Publisher. Info. Paris: Brandus et Cie., 1850. Plate B. et Cie. 4984-4993.
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General Information

Work Title 10 Mélodies
Alternative. Title Album de chant
Composer Viardot, Pauline
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. see below
  1. Solitude, VWV 1044
  2. La petite chevrière, VWV 1045
  3. L'absence, VWV 1046
  4. Un jour de printemps, VWV 1082
  5. Villanelle, VWV 1083
  6. En mer, VWV 1084
  7. La chanson de Loïc, VWV 1085
  8. Marie et Julie, VWV 1086
  9. La Luciole, VWV 1087
  10. Tarentelle, VWV 1088
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. None [force assignment]
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 10 songs:
  1. Solitude. "La primevère mourante Aspirait la brise errante".
  2. La Petite chevrière. "Ah! c’est déjà ma fauvette Qui chante sur le pommier". [The author of the words is not named in the publication, but they are either by, arranged by, or perhaps translated from some other language by Turgenev: see Turgenev, Pis’ma, vol. 1, pp. 241, 243]
  3. L’Absence. (Caña española.) "Aux longs tourments de l’absence Le seul remède est mourir.’ Anonymous. [Includes at the end the originally Spanish text, taken probably from Zamácola’s Colección (p. 165): ‘Si de tu ausencia no muero, Y con ella he de morir.’]
  4. Un jour de printemps. Caprice. "La légère fleur Tremble sur sa tige, L’abeille voltige". This (and perhaps other songs in the collection) would be included in the series Romances, nocturnes, chansonnettes, avec accompagnement de piano, published in Paris by G. Brandus et S. Dufour and much later overstamped by J. Hamelle : see the album MR290.a.85.350 at Cambridge University Library.
  5. Villanelle. "Voici venir sur la pelouse Les rayons du soleil qui meurt".
  6. En mer. "La lune dans les cieux, promenant ses clartés, Se mirait sur les flots, sur les flots argentés".
  7. La Chanson de Loïc. "Dès que la grive est éveillée Sur cette lande encor mouillée, Je viens m’asseoir, jusques au soir".
  8. Marie et Julie. (for tenor) "Les lys sont bien charmants; Mais j’aime aussi la rose".
  9. La Luciole. "Voyez la Luciole, Voyez comme elle vole, En précédant ses sœurs".
  10. Tarentelle. "Dansez, pêcheur napolitain, En chantant votre gai refrain" [A song to traditional words, later cited in a variant form in George Sand’s play Flaminio (1854). The music was adapted from 1839, Mouvement de tarentelle].
First Publication. 1850
Librettist see below
1, 4-5. Édouard Turquety (1807-1867)
2. Ivan Turgenev (1818-1883)
3. Anonymous after Volkslieder
6, 8-9. Gustave de Larenaudière (1812-1862)
7. Auguste Brizeux (1803-1858)
10. Anonymous
Language French
Dedication see below
1. à Lady Th. Monson (Theodosia Blacker, Lady Monson)
2. à Madame Gaveaux Sabatier (Émilie Gaveaux-Sabatier, née Benazet (1820-1896), a French lyric soprano)
3. à Mr. Giacomo Meyerbeer
4. à Mr. le Cte. Mathieu Wielhorski
5. à Mr. le Gal. A. Lvoff (General Aleksey Lvov, 1798-1870)
6. à Mr. Hector Berlioz
7. à Mlle. Alboni (Marietta Alboni (1826-1894), a renowned Italian contralto opera singer)
8. à Mr. Roger (Gustave-Hippolyte Roger (1815-1879), a French tenor)
9. à Madame Ugalde (Delphine Ugalde (1829-1910), a French soprano and composer)
10. à Madame Antonia Léonard (Antonia Léonard (1827-1914), a singer)
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation voice, piano

Misc. Comments

This nominally ‘1850’ collection was published actually in December 1849. Its individual items were also sold separately, and in addition nos 2, 3 and 1 (in that order) were bound with a number of songs by other composers in: Album de chant. Etrennes pour 1850 offertes aux Abonnés de la Revue et Gazette musicale de Paris, pp. 20-5.