POULENC: La Voix humaine

La Dame de Monte Carlo

1 CD - harmonia mundi HMG501759
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Felicity Lott
original title: POULENC. La Voix humaine
collection: HMGold

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  • Two dramas for solo woman.
    A young woman talks over the phone to her lover, whom we never hear; tomorrow he is going to marry someone else… Several times the conversation is interrupted as the line is cut, each time with dramatic effect; and behind this everyday banality, we realise that we are witnessing a veritable descent to the depths with this abandoned woman. Three years after La Voix humaine (his "sad and lovely child", as he used to refer to it with Denise Duval, its first performer), Poulenc was to conclude his collaboration with Cocteau by writing the short monologue that completes this CD: he musical style has not changed, but this time, the depths are those of the Mediterranean, in which the old lady of Monte-Carlo, "a dead woman among the dead" has decided to plunge for the last time…

     

    This title was released for the first time in 2001.

  • Felicity Lott

    Felicity Lott [soprano]
    Orchestre de la Suisse Romande
    Armin Jordan [conductor]
  • 1 CD - 0h 50mn 40s
    upc/ean. 3149020175910
    ref. HMG501759
    release date. 2012-06-04
 

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