'Chansons Grises' and other songs

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REYNALDO HAHN
'Chansons Grises' and other songs
Martyn Hill (tenor) Graham Johnson (piano)

[ Hyperion Helios / CD ]

Release Date: Tuesday 20 May 2008

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'Martyn Hill's tenor is perfectly suited to Hahn's deliciously sentimental idiom…Most of the settings on the disc are to texts by his favourite Verlaine, including the seven Chansons grises. Hahn gages the level of sensuality perfectly, allowing the words to make their point rather than making the point on their behalf, and Hill and his accompanist Johnson relax wonderfully into this rather enticing world' (BBC Music Magazine)

'Beautifully performed' (Gramophone)

'Delicate, stylish performances' (The Penguin Guide to Compact Discs)

'A very recommendable issue' (Hi-Fi News)

'Martyn Hill's tenor is perfectly suited to Hahn's deliciously sentimental idiom…Most of the settings on the disc are to texts by his favourite Verlaine, including the seven Chansons grises. Hahn gages the level of sensuality perfectly, allowing the words to make their point rather than making the point on their behalf, and Hill and his accompanist Johnson relax wonderfully into this rather enticing world' (BBC Music Magazine)

Recorded on 27 28 December 1981

Tracks:

Les fontaines (Henri de Régnier) [2'04]
A Chloris (Théophile de Viau) [2'43]
Tyndaris (Leconte de Lisle) [1'50]
La chère blessure (Mme Blanchecotte) [3'18]
L'Air (Théodore de Banville) [3'07]
Quand je fus pris au pavilion (Duc Charles d'Orléans) [1'05]
Les étoiles (Théodore de Banville) [2'48]
L'Automne (Théodore de Banville) [1'20]
Infidelité (Théophile Gautier) [2'26]
Si mes vers avaient des ailes (Victor Hugo) [2'11]
L'Enamourée (Théodore de Banville) [3'18]

Chansons Grises (Paul Verlaine)
Chanson d'automne [1'50]
Tous deux [1'45]
L'allée est sans fin [2'10)
En sourdine [3'28]
L'heure exquise [2'41]
Paysage triste [2'17]
La bonne chanson [1'40]

D'une prison (Paul Verlaine) [2'41]
Offrande (Paul Verlaine) [2'53]
L'Incrédule (Paul Verlaine) [2'12]
Fêtes galantes (Paul Verlaine) [2'05]