La bonne chanson, Op.61 (Fauré, Gabriel)

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8 more: 2. Puisque l'aube grandit • 3. La Lune blanche luit dans les bois • 4. J'allais par des chemins perfides • 5. J'ai presque peur, en verite • 6. Avant que tu ne t'en ailles • 7. Donc, ce sera par un clair jour d'ete • 8. N'est-ce pas ? • 9. L'Hiver a cesse

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Performer Pages Musicians from Marlboro (Martial Singher (baritone), Richard Goode (piano), Michael Tree (violin), Philipp Naegele (violin), Gaetan Molieri (viola), Michael Grebanier (cello))
Rudolf Serkin (director)
Publisher Info. Chamber Music from Marlboro
Columbia Masterworks, 1961. ML 5644.
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Misc. Notes See below for comments from the liner notes about the "arrangement".
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Daphnis (2008/11/8)

Editor First edition
Publisher. Info. Paris: J. Hamelle, n.d.(1894). Plates J. 3625-3633 H.
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La Lune blanche luit dans les bois (No.3)

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Publisher. Info. Album Musica, No.130
Paris: Pierre Lafitte, 1913.
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L'Hiver a cessé (No.9)

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Publisher. Info. Album Musica, No.77
Paris: Pierre Lafitte, 1909.
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General Information

Work Title La bonne chanson
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Composer Fauré, Gabriel
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.61
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IGF 20
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 9 pieces
  1. Une Sainte en son aureole
  2. Puisque l'aube grandit
  3. La Lune blanche luit dans les bois
  4. J'allais par des chemins perfides
  5. J'ai presque peur, en verite
  6. Avant que tu ne t'en ailles
  7. Donc, ce sera par un clair jour d'ete
  8. N'est-ce pas ?
  9. L'Hiver a cesse
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1892-94
First Publication. 1894
Librettist Paul Verlaine (1844-1896)
Language French
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Voice, piano
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From the liner notes of Chamber Music from Marlboro, Columbia Masterworks, 1961. ML 5644 (see above):

Fauré’s song cycle is presented here in a very unusual setting for voice, piano and string quartet. The string parts may or may not be the work of the composer but they were apparently sanctioned by him, since this version was advertised on the cover of the original voice-and-piano edition. Martial Singher, who possesses the manuscript parts used in this recording (the printed edition if it ever got past the advertising stage, seems to have disappeared entirely), calls attention to the idiomatic use of strings without piano in the first song, suggesting that this song at least was first conceived by Fauré for voice and quartet and that the more familiar piano accompaniment is a later arrangement.