The instrumental and orchestral music of the Franco-German Romantic Théodore Gouvy (1819-98) is slowly being rediscovered. Gouvy also wrote a generous number of melodious songs, showing a predilection for the sixteenth-century love-poems of Pierre de Ronsard. Only eleven of the 26 songs on this CD have been recorded before, and none in the key the composer intended, as they are here for the first time; the others are first-ever recordings.
MeeAe Nam, soprano
John Elwes, tenor
Joel Schoenhals, piano
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Catalogue No: TOCC0269EAN/UPC: 5060113442697Release Date: 01.09.2014Composer: Théodore Gouvy Artists: Joel Schoenhals,
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Henry Fogel :
“…The strength of these performances is the colorful, animated pianism of Schoenhals. He goes way beyond just playing the notes, providing colorful, alive accompaniments throughout. Elwes’s light tenor is very expressively used. …Well-balanced recorded sound, with a good piano-voice balance, excellent notes, and full texts and translations round out the package. The more we learn of Gouvy’s music, the more important he seems as a composer.” Fanfare
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