Le Tombeau de Ronsard

Record and Artist Details

Composer or Director: Arthur Honegger, (Marie François) Maurice Emmanuel, Georges Auric, Maurice Ravel, Francis Poulenc, Georges Bizet, Albert (Charles Paul Marie) Roussel, Charles-François Gounod, Jean Rivier, Camille Saint-Saëns, Charles (Gaston) Levadé, Paul (Abraham) Dukas, Alfredo Casella, Louis (François Marie) Aubert, Hélène Gabus, Jacques (Alfred Georges Emile) Leguerney

Media Format: Cassette

Catalogue Number: CAL4885

Tracks:

Composition Artist Credit
Chanson de Ronsard Jacques Herbillon
Jeffrey Grice
Arthur Honegger Composer
A la rose (Marie François) Maurice Emmanuel Composer
Jacques Herbillon
Jeffrey Grice
Printemps de Ronsard Georges Auric Composer
Jacques Herbillon
Jeffrey Grice
Ronsard à son âme Jeffrey Grice
Jacques Herbillon
Maurice Ravel Composer
À sa guitare Jeffrey Grice
Jacques Herbillon
Francis Poulenc Composer
Sonnet Jeffrey Grice
Georges Bizet Composer
Jacques Herbillon
(2) Poèmes de Ronsard Albert (Charles Paul Marie) Roussel Composer
Jacques Herbillon
Jeffrey Grice
Heureux sera le jour Charles-François Gounod Composer
Jeffrey Grice
Jacques Herbillon
(Le) Bel aubépin Jeffrey Grice
Luc Urbain
Jacques Herbillon
Jean Rivier Composer
(5) Poèmes de Ronsard Jeffrey Grice
Camille Saint-Saëns Composer
Jacques Herbillon
Rossignol, mon mignon Jacques Herbillon
Charles (Gaston) Levadé Composer
Jeffrey Grice
Sonnet de Ronsard Jeffrey Grice
Paul (Abraham) Dukas Composer
Jacques Herbillon
(Le) Tombeau de Ronsard Jeffrey Grice
Jacques Herbillon
Jean Rivier Composer
Sonnet Alfredo Casella Composer
Jeffrey Grice
Jacques Herbillon
A la fontaine d'Hélène Jacques Herbillon
Jeffrey Grice
Louis (François Marie) Aubert Composer
A la fontaine d'Hélène Jacques Herbillon
Hélène Gabus Composer
Jeffrey Grice
Chanson à boire Jeffrey Grice
Jacques Herbillon
Arthur Honegger Composer
(Le) Rossignol, mon mignon Jacques Herbillon
Jean Rivier Composer
Luc Urbain
Jeffrey Grice
A son page Jacques Herbillon
Jeffrey Grice
Jacques (Alfred Georges Emile) Leguerney Composer
Madrigal Jeffrey Grice
Jacques Herbillon
Charles (Gaston) Levadé Composer

Composer or Director: Jean Rivier, Louis (François Marie) Aubert, Alfredo Casella, Jacques (Alfred Georges Emile) Leguerney, Arthur Honegger, Maurice Ravel, (Marie François) Maurice Emmanuel, Francis Poulenc, Camille Saint-Saëns, Charles (Gaston) Levadé, Hélène Gabus, Albert (Charles Paul Marie) Roussel, Paul (Abraham) Dukas, Georges Bizet, Charles-François Gounod, Georges Auric

Media Format: Vinyl

Catalogue Number: CAL1885

Tracks:

Composition Artist Credit
(Le) Bel aubépin Luc Urbain
Jean Rivier Composer
Jacques Herbillon
Jeffrey Grice
A la fontaine d'Hélène Jeffrey Grice
Louis (François Marie) Aubert Composer
Jacques Herbillon
Sonnet Jeffrey Grice
Jacques Herbillon
Alfredo Casella Composer
(Le) Tombeau de Ronsard Jacques Herbillon
Jean Rivier Composer
Jeffrey Grice
A son page Jeffrey Grice
Jacques (Alfred Georges Emile) Leguerney Composer
Jacques Herbillon
Chanson de Ronsard Jeffrey Grice
Jacques Herbillon
Arthur Honegger Composer
Ronsard à son âme Jacques Herbillon
Maurice Ravel Composer
Jeffrey Grice
A la rose (Marie François) Maurice Emmanuel Composer
Jeffrey Grice
Jacques Herbillon
À sa guitare Jeffrey Grice
Jacques Herbillon
Francis Poulenc Composer
(5) Poèmes de Ronsard Camille Saint-Saëns Composer
Jeffrey Grice
Jacques Herbillon
Rossignol, mon mignon Jacques Herbillon
Charles (Gaston) Levadé Composer
Jeffrey Grice
A la fontaine d'Hélène Jacques Herbillon
Jeffrey Grice
Hélène Gabus Composer
Madrigal Charles (Gaston) Levadé Composer
Jeffrey Grice
Jacques Herbillon
(2) Poèmes de Ronsard Jeffrey Grice
Jacques Herbillon
Albert (Charles Paul Marie) Roussel Composer
(Le) Rossignol, mon mignon Jean Rivier Composer
Luc Urbain
Jeffrey Grice
Jacques Herbillon
Sonnet de Ronsard Jeffrey Grice
Jacques Herbillon
Paul (Abraham) Dukas Composer
Chanson à boire Jacques Herbillon
Arthur Honegger Composer
Jeffrey Grice
Sonnet Georges Bizet Composer
Jeffrey Grice
Jacques Herbillon
Heureux sera le jour Jeffrey Grice
Jacques Herbillon
Charles-François Gounod Composer
Printemps de Ronsard Jeffrey Grice
Georges Auric Composer
Jacques Herbillon
The 400th anniversary last year of the death of Ronsard, the sixteenth-century poet who conceived many of his creations expressly for singing, sparked off the idea for this record, which consists of solo settings of his poems by 16 composers. (Very many more have been attracted by them, including Wagner, Frank Martin, Milhaud and Sir Lennox Berkeley.) The best known in this collection is Ravel's Ronsard a son ame, whose archaic approach contrasts strongly with, for example, Saint-Saens's patter-song, Bizet's jogtrot 6/8 and Honegger's wistfully lyrical Chanson; but several other styles are also presented (as are three composers almost totally unheard-of here—about whom no information is vouchsafed). There are three very different settings of Rossignol, mon mignon and two of A la fontaine d'Helene; and in general this record will be most welcome to all those interested in the French melodie. (My own most striking discovery was the quality of Jean Rivier, especially in his Tombeau de Ronsard.
Jacques Herbillon has a very French type of light baritone—not always very happy on high Es (as in the Gabus and Emmanuel songs) although he produces an excellent F in the bizet—and exemplary clarity of enunciation, as he demonstrates most vividly in the Saint-Saens: he is very ably accompanied by Jeffrey Grice and coolly and closely recorded. In three songs (though not those so indicated on the label and sleeve!) the singer is joined by Luc Urbain, who in two Roussel items (for voice and flute only) appears to be playing an alto flute rather than the normal instrument, since it descends as far as the low G. These are but two of the criticisms to be levelled against the conspicuously slipshod presentation, which in addition mis-spells the name of the composers, omits the texts of two of the songs entirely and prints the others with a number of errors. I observe that this record was awarded a price by the Academie du disque francais, which makes clear the amount of importance it attaches to such matters as mere accuracy.'

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