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Chabrier – Fête polonaise, from the opera “Le Roi malgré lui” (Acte II), great compositions/performances


Chabrier – Fête polonaise, from the opera “Le Roi malgré lui” (Acte II)

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Emmanuel Chabrier: Le Roi malgré lui – Danse slave [Choeur et scène] (Acte III): make music part of your life series


Emmanuel Chabrier: Le Roi malgré lui – Danse slave [Choeur et scène] (Acte III)

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The “Danse slave” at the beginning of Act III from the comic opera “Le Roi malgré lui” (King in spite of himself) by French composer Emmanuel Chabrier (1841-1894).

The libretto of this opera is a real mess, as it was written by in collaboration by two mediocre playwrights Emile de Najac and Paul Burani, partially revised by the poet Jean Richepin and later by Chabrier himself after Richepin gave up the work, disgusted. Chabrier called the libretto a “a bouillabaisse of Najac and Burani, cooked by Richepin, into which I throw the spices.” A synopsis of this convoluted opera can be found here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Le_roi_m…

Nonetheless, the music of “Le roi malgré lui” is truly wonderful. Maurice Ravel wrote that when the opening bars of the Prelude were first played, harmony in French music completely changed course. In this series of videos, I will present selections from the opera. The famous Fête polonaise from the beginning of Act II was already posted on this channel and can be found here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TbNhug…

You can follow along with a vocal score here:
http://imslp.org/wiki/Le_Roi_malgr%C3…

Minka: Barbara Hendricks
Alexina: Isabel Garcisanz
Henri: Gino Quilico
Comte de Nangis: Peter Jeffes
Conductor: Charles Dutoit
Nouvel Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France
Chœurs de Radio France

Great Compositions/Performances: Emmanuel Chabrier, Idylle, Suite pastorale, Édouard Manet


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Published on Feb 4, 2014

EMMANUEL CHABRIER.- 
Picturesque pieces (Pièces pittoresques) are a set of ten pieces for piano by Emmanuel Chabrier. Four of the set were later orchestrated by the composer to make hisSuite Pastorale.

Idylle
Danse villageoise
Sour-boís
Scherzo-Valse

Orquesta de la Suisse Romande
Director: Neeme Järvi

” Without hesitation, ” Poulenc wrote: “I declare that parts pittoresques are so important to French music as Debussy Préludes ‘ s . ” Only seven of the ten were given by Marie Poitevin at its premiere at the Société Nationale August 9, 1881 – according to Cortot – although among them were the four numbers Chabrier later orchestrated as his Suite pastorale , and which seems to have a special affection. But talking about them simply as music or piano Pastorale Suite as orchestrated music from a pianist, as is sometimes done , is losing wealth distinctive compact Chabrier ‘s and exquisite style awareness .
Ostensibly rate polite lounge evoking pleasant rural scenes , the first issue of Suite Pastorale , ” Idylle ” on the keyboard , demands, sans pedal , legato Liszt to fetch its melody , while accompanied by two moving parts in Alkanesque staccato . While they have missed the allusions piano , extraordinary wit and constantly varied with its effects are transferred to the orchestra demonstrates the implicit nature of orchestral imagination Chabrier ‘ s in one of his piano pieces . After animation quietly percolation Idylle , the ” Danse villageoise ” has all the force of a rustic rumbustious clog dance. Returning strident in its orchestral guise , is launched by a trio whose fleet additions instrumental tone color to your holiday spirit with lovely grace. As in the first two parts, the undulating charm of ecstatic softness ” Sous– bois” provides a sheet of high kicks joy in celebrating valse – scherzo . In its alternations of hustle and tendresse , we essentially Chabrier .
Too often, such distinguished composers such as Berlioz, Fauré and Chabrier – all quintessentially Parisian – were forced to seek recognition in the provinces or abroad . Chabrier Suite Pastorale orchestrated Chabrier for a party hosted by the Association Artistique Angers, he held November 4, 1888 , with the habanera, the Joyeuse marche , Prélude pastoral , and Spain . During rehearsals , under his direction , the orchestra immediately called his jovial style and convulsed with laughter, while critics , though generally adopted, felt obliged to comment Chabrier ” ‘ s Wagnerianism ” – an amazing charge as nothing could be further from the solemnities of heavy metals from Wagner ‘s Goal of these sparkling dialogues , often Coruscating between subtlety and éclat .

****Original text (Spanish translated at euzicasa with Google Translator):
“Sin dudarlo,” Poulenc escribió: “Declaro que las pittoresques piezas son tan importantes para la música francesa como Debussy Préludes ‘s. ” Sólo siete de los diez fueron dadas por Marie Poitevin en su estreno en la Société Nationale 9 de agosto de 1881 – de acuerdo con Cortot – aunque entre ellos estaban los cuatro números Chabrier más tarde orquestar como su pastorela Suite, y por la que parece tener un cariño especial. Pero hablar de ellos simplemente como música de piano o de la pastorela Suite como la música de un pianista orquestada, como se hace a veces, es perder Chabrier riqueza compacto distintivo ‘s y su exquisita conciencia del estilo.

Tarifa salón Ostensiblemente cortés evocando escenas campestres agradables, el primer número de la pastorela Suite, “Idylle”, en el teclado, demandas, sans pedal, un Liszt legato para ir a buscar su melodía, al mismo tiempo acompañado de dos partes motoras en Alkanesque staccato. Aunque se han perdido las alusiones pianísticas, el ingenio extraordinario y constantemente variada con la que sus efectos son transferidos a la orquesta demuestra el carácter implícito de Chabrier imaginación orquestal ‘s en una de sus piezas más pianísticas. Después de la animación en voz baja percolación del Idylle, el “villageoise Danse” tiene todo el vigor rumbustious de una danza estorbo rústico. Volviendo estridente en su disfraz de orquesta, se pone en marcha por un trío cuya flota adiciones de instrumentales tono de color a su fiesta de espíritu con la gracia encantadora. Al igual que en las dos primeras piezas, el encanto ondulante de la suavidad extática “Sous-bois” proporciona una lámina de alto patadas alegría en la celebración de scherzo-valse. En sus alternancias de bullicio y tendresse, tenemos lo esencial Chabrier .
Demasiado a menudo, tan distinguidos compositores como Berlioz , Fauré y Chabrier – quintaesencia parisinos todos – se vieron obligados a buscar el reconocimiento en las provincias o en el extranjero. Chabrier orquestó la pastorela Suite para un Chabrier fiesta ofrecida por el Artistique Asociación de Angers, que él llevado a cabo 04 de noviembre 1888, con su habanera, la Joyeuse marche, Prélude pastoral, y España. Durante los ensayos, bajo su dirección, la orquesta llamó de inmediato a su estilo jovial y se convulsionó de risa, mientras que los críticos, aunque por lo general se aprueba, sentían la obligación de comentar Chabrier “‘s wagnerianismo “- un cargo asombroso como nada podría estar más lejos de las solemnidades de metales pesados ​​de Wagner ‘¡Gol de s de estos diálogos centelleantes, a menudo Coruscating, entre la sutileza y la éclat.

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