Fiançailles pour rire

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1 3 Melodies, Op. 7: I. Apres un reve 02:31 96/24 Album only
2 5 Melodies dites "Venise", Op. 58: II. En sourdine 02:57 96/24 Album only
3 5 Melodies, Op. 58 dites 'Venise': I. Mandoline 01:56 96/24 Album only
4 2 Melodies, Op. 46: II. Clair de lune 02:51 96/24 Album only
5 2 Melodies, Op. 83: I. Prison 02:07 96/24 Album only
6 4 Melodies, Op. 51: III. Spleen 01:59 96/24 Album only
7 Chanson pour Jeanne 03:57 96/24 Album only
8 Fiancailles pour rire, FP 101: I. La Dame d'Andre 01:24 96/24 Album only
9 Fiancailles pour rire, FP 101: II. Dans l'herbe 01:44 96/24 Album only
10 Fiancailles pour rire, FP 101: III. Il vole 01:52 96/24 Album only
11 Fiancailles pour rire, FP 101: IV. Mon cadavre est doux comme un gant 02:47 96/24 Album only
12 Fiancailles pour rire, FP 101: V. Violon 01:40 96/24 Album only
13 Fiancailles pour rire, FP 101: VI. Fleurs 02:08 96/24 Album only
14 Colloque, FP 108 02:40 96/24 Album only
15 3 Poemes de Louise de Vilmorin, FP 91: I. Le Gar 01:22 96/24 Album only
16 3 Poemes de Louise de Vilmorin, FP 91: II. Au dela 01:22 96/24 Album only
17 3 Poemes de Louise de Vilmorin, FP 91: III. Aux officiers de la garde blanche 02:47 96/24 Album only
18 Chanson perpetuelle, Op. 37 06:33 96/24 Album only
19 7 Melodies, Op. 2: VII. Le colibri 03:10 96/24 Album only
20 Poeme de l'amour et de la mer, Op. 19: IV. Le temps des lilas 03:37 96/24 Album only
21 Au pays où se fait la guerre 04:49 96/24 Album only
22 Soupir 02:59 96/24 Album only
23 Extase 03:01 96/24 Album only

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For their second Warner Classics album of French song – a follow-up to the Debussy CD they released in 2011 – soprano Natalie Dessay and pianist Philippe Cassard have adopted the title of Francis Poulenc’s song cycle Fiançailles pour rire (A betrothal for fun). Poulenc’s compact, charming and touching cycle, composed in 1939 to poems by Louise de Vilmorin, is heard alongside some of the best-loved mélodies in the repertoire, such as Fauré’s ‘Après un rêve’, ‘Mandoline’, and ‘En sourdine’, Duparc’s ‘Invitation au voyage’ and ‘Au pays où se fait la guerre’, and Chausson’s ‘Le temps des lilas’ and ‘Chanson perpetuelle’.

On this new disc Nathalie Dessay and her regular duo partner Philippe Cassard also enjoy the company of some old friends: in Chausson’s ‘Chanson perpetuelle’ the soprano is joined by the Quatuor Ebène and by the bass-baritone Laurent Naouri – who is, as it happens, her husband. Naouri also duets with her on the final track of the album, Poulenc’s haunting ‘Colloque’, a setting of words by Paul Valéry.