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  Fauré: Mélodies - Delunsch, Jude
  Fauré: Le Jardin clos; La Chanson d'Eve; Larmes; Au cimetiere; Spleen; La Rose; Le Parfum imperissable; Arpege; Poeme d'un jour

Mireille Delunsch (soprano)
Marie-Josèphe Jude (piano)
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  Classical - Vocal
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Review by JJ March 3, 2010 (4 of 4 found this review helpful)
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With “La chanson d”Eve” (1906-10) and “Le jardin clos” (1914), a cycle of melodies, Gabriel Fauré went more and more towards a structured and organized simplicity which, for the final works, would be a crowning accomplishment. For, as rightly emphasizes Robert Orledge, “Fauré had a genius for synthesis: he reconciled opposing elements such as modality and tonality, anxiety and serenity, seduction and force, in a style that was unique and non-eclectic.” And that is exactly what makes worthwhile this new DSD recording in which, from beginning to end, Marie-Josèphe Jude’s piano murmurs sweetly and discretely, in vaunted discretion, culminating in a troubling serenity. The clear, precise voice of Mireille Delunsch can thus blossom, allowing the grace of her timbre to evolve in the heart of a universe made of passionate leaps retained with rare finesse. Beside the two above-cited cycles, the program also offers us “Poème d’un jour,” three melodies dating from 1878, and melodies (Larmes, Au cimetière, Spleen, La rose, Le parfum impérissable, Arpège) from 1891. This is an SACD one should hurry to discover in order to better know the work of one of France’s most endearing composers.

Jean-Jacques Millo
Translation Lawrence Schulman

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Works: 5  

Gabriel Fauré - 2 Mélodies, Op. 76
Gabriel Fauré - 4 Mélodies, Op. 51
Gabriel Fauré - La chanson d'Eve, Op. 95
Gabriel Fauré - Le Jardin clos, Op. 106
Gabriel Fauré - Poème d'un jour, Op. 21