Gateway to French M�lodies : High Voice, Comb Bound Book & CD

Gateway to French M�lodies : High Voice, Comb Bound Book & CD

Book Title: Gateway to French M�lodies : High Voice, Comb Bound Book & CD

Author: John Glenn Paton

Format: Paperback | 240 pages

Publication Date: 01 May 2012

ISBN-13: 9780739074121

Many of the marvelous songs found here been out of print for more than a century and a few are published here for the very first time. The comb binding creates a lay-flat book that is perfect for study and performance. The songs include:
"Plaisir d'amour," the quintessential song of bittersweet love, edited from the composer's original 1784 edition
Seven works by women composers, including two sisters who were divas of Romantic opera, Maria Malibran and Pauline Viardot
Works of French operatic masters such as Gounod, Saint-Saëns, Bizet, and Massenet
Six songs by Gabriel Fauré and four by Claude Debussy
Two duets from contrasting historical periods Piano accompaniments are heard on the companion CD, beautifully played by Joan Thompson and expertly engineered by Grammy Award winner Matthew Snyder.