Storytellers On Verbier Festival GoldDeutsche Grammophon
Release Date: February 3, 2023
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1 Peter Ustinov, Roger Vignoles No. 1, Introduction 00:13
2 No. 2, Dans la grande forêt 01:44
3 No. 3, Babar a grandi 00:49
4 No. 4, Babar se promène très heureux sur le dos de sa maman 01:06
5 No. 5, Tour à coup, un vilain chasseur 00:52
6 No. 6, Au bout de quelques jours 02:29
7 No. 7, Maintenant Babar habite chez la vieille dame 01:09
8 No. 8, Tous les jours il se promène en auto 00:21
9 No. 9, Pourtant Babar n'est pas tout à fait heureux 01:20
10 No. 10, Deux années ont passé 00:52
11 No. 11, Ensuite il les emmène chez le patissier 00:55
12 No. 12, Pendant ce temps, dans la forêt 00:33
13 No. 13, Heureusement, en volant sur la ville 00:22
14 No. 14, Les mamans d'Arthur et de Céleste partent les chercher à la 00:31
15 No. 15, Babar se décide à partir avec Arthur 01:53
16 No. 16, Ils sont partis 00:53
17 No. 17, Le même jour, hélas 01:57
18 No. 18, Après l'enterrement 02:40
19 No. 19, Babar dit alors à Cornelius 01:01
20 No. 20, Les invités commencement à arriver 00:50
21 No. 21, Mariage de Babar 01:31
22 No. 22, Après le mariage et le couronnement 01:04
23 No. 23, La fête est finie 02:24
24 Barbara Hendricks, Michel Dalberto, Carmina Quartet I. Une sainte en son auréole 02:15
25 II. Puisque l'aube grandit 01:54
26 III. La lune blanche 02:47
27 IV. J'allais par des chemins perfides 02:13
28 V. J'ai presque peur 02:06
29 VI. Avant que tu ne t'en ailles 03:00
30 VII. Donc, ce sera par un clair jour d'été 02:43
31 Carmina Quartet VIII. N'est-ce pas 02:35
32 Carmina Quartet IX. L'hiver a cessé 03:47
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Verbier Festival Gold's first release of 2023 is based on the concept of storytelling, a theme that is central to many of the festival’s performances. This offering pairs two tantalizing performances from the very first summers of the organization's history. First, Peter Ustinov narrates Jean de Brunhoff's iconic tale "L'Histoire de Babar, le petit éléphant". Charming piano accompaniment by Poulenc, played by Roger Vignoles, serves as a backdrop to the text. Second, world-renowned soprano Barbara Hendricks is joined by Carmina Quartet for a stunning rendition of Fauré's “La Bonne Chanson”. The gorgeous poems of Paul Verlaine unfold their very own charm in Hendrick's interpretation.
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