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PCM01: Alice Coote

British mezzo-soprano Alice Coote and her regular accompanist Julius Drake perform a personal selection of French songs by Gounod, Saint-Saens, Faure, Satie, Hahn and Poulenc.

Live from Cadogan Hall, London

Presented by Clemency Burton-Hill

British mezzo-soprano Alice Coote and her regular accompanist Julius Drake perform a personal selection of French songs by Gounod, Saint-Saëns, Fauré, Satie, Hahn and Poulenc.

Widely sought after on the international opera stage, Alice Coote makes the first of three appearances in this year's Proms season to launch the Proms Chamber Music series. At the heart of each song is the marriage of melody and French poetry and this programme takes us on a voyage through French 'mélodie' from its early blossoming in the middle of the 19th Century with music by Gounod and Saint-Saëns, through its full bloom in the radiant Belle Époque gems of Faure and Hahn through to its late flowering in the works of Poulenc.

Poulenc: Voyage à Paris.
Fauré: Poeme d'un jour; En sourdine; Au bord de l'eau;
Les roses d'Ispahan; Le secret; Notre amour.
Gounod: Au printemps.
Saint-Saëns: Aimons-nous.
Hahn: L'énamourée; Fumée; Dans la nuit; L'heure exquise.
Satie: Je te veux.
Poulenc: C'est ainsi que tu es; Hôtel; Les chemins de l'amour.

Alice Coote (mezzo-soprano),
Julius Drake (piano).

This concert will be repeated on Saturday 21st July at 2pm.

58 minutes

Last on

Sat 21 Jul 2012 14:00

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Music Played

  • Francis Poulenc

    Voyage a Paris

  • Gabriel Fauré

    Poeme d'un jour - Rencontre, Toujours and Adieu

  • Gabriel Fauré

    Cinq melodies de Venise - En sourdine

  • Gabriel Fauré

    Au bord de l'eau

  • Gabriel Fauré

    Les roses d'Ispahan

  • Gabriel Fauré

    Le secret

  • Gabriel Fauré

    Notre amour

  • Charles‐François Gounod

    Au printemps

  • Camille Saint‐Saëns

    Aimons-nous

  • Reynaldo Hahn

    L'enamouree

  • Reynaldo Hahn

    Fumee

  • Reynaldo Hahn

    Dans la nuit

  • Reynaldo Hahn

    L'heure exquise

  • Erik Satie

    Je te veux

  • Francis Poulenc

    C'est ainsi que tu es from Metamorphoses

  • Francis Poulenc

    Hotel from Banalites

  • Francis Poulenc

    Les chemins d'amour

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