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    Default Your favorite Songs from the Auvergne?

    i like von Stade but haven't heard others. your picks?

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    Darvath is the real deal.
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    ^^I recently got Darvath's recording on vinyl, but haven't listened to it yet.

    I just listened to a cd of Dame Kiri singing the first set (books 1 - 3).

    I enjoyed her performance, details are on my blog here on TC.

    The most memorable songs of this disc were Bailero and The Spinning Girl...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sid James View Post
    ^^I recently got Darvath's recording on vinyl, but haven't listened to it yet.

    I just listened to a cd of Dame Kiri singing the first set (books 1 - 3).

    I enjoyed her performance, details are on my blog here on TC.

    The most memorable songs of this disc were Bailero and The Spinning Girl...
    Kiri's voice is more than usual soprano-painful to my ears. The Darvath of the Auvergne is older than the one who sang in Mahler's 4th with Abravanel, but the diminished sweetness is compensated with authority, accent-authenticity, and song-appropriate feeling.

    And she doesn't hurt my ears.
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    anyone for de Los Angeles?

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    Default My choice for Canteloube - "Chants d'Auvergne" Victoria de los Angeles

    http://youtu.be/omuJLzFyRYg?hd=1

    Canteloube - Chants d'Auvergne / Victoria de los Angeles [Original recording remastered] Marie-Joseph Canteloube (Composer), Jean-Pierre Jacquillat (Conductor), Orchestre des Concerts Lamoureux (Orchestra), Victoria de los Angeles (Performer) | Format: Audio CD

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    Luv'd the LP (i'm dating myself)... and of course the CD... Victoria de los Angeles is, in a word... "Sumptuous" and what a voice... Dare I say perfect?

    visit Amazon and hear samples...
    http://www.amazon.com/Canteloube-Cha...782930&sr=8-10
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    she's my fav soprano, tied with Callas. for obvious different reasons.

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    Thanks hilltroll. I'll have to listen to the Darvath LP. I like Kiri's one, her medium vocal range is well suited to this less flashy and not very operatic kind of music, imo. I know there are those that don't like her in general, she got a lot of flack for doing "crossover" things with I think Nelson Riddle and also things like West Side Story with Bernstein. I would say that if she was good in anything, it's the lighter genres, and also art-song. I also have THIS cd, which I remember as good, but it's been a while since I've last heard it...
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    Netania Davrath is unbeatable, I believe all others must be measured by her performance.( Another Vanguard recording Hilltroll). I should think Dame Kiri would be far too ladylike for this--but haven't heard her De Los Andeles is good but not as good.

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    Davrath and de los Angeles in this music make fine examples for The Choice between Authenticity and Professional Style. Not only did Davrath spend months studying the accents of the region, she chose a... a non-aristocratic delivery. De los Angeles chose to sing in more-or-less 'standard' French, in an operatic style. For the listener it may be a matter of how you like them apples.
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    The Davrath recording has been reissued on Alto at £5-50--ridiculous!
    I have also been reading up on the Dame Kiri performance and the Gramophone gave her a very good review.

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    Default Netania Davrath's Songs from the Auvergne... Remastered and Reissued

    The CD's been remastered, reissued (February 14, 2012) from the original recordings, by MUSICAL CONCEPTS...

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    "Netania Davrath is unbeatable, I believe all others must be measured by her performance.( Another Vanguard recording Hilltroll). I should think Dame Kiri would be far too ladylike for this--but haven't heard her De Los Andeles is good but not as good."

    After reading your above comment, Youtube provided a chance to listen to a few of the Auvergne songs by Netania. Indeed, they are very special, so much so, I ordered the CD... Thanks
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    Yes... the Davrath set sounds "special". And at the price I also put in an order for the disc. I believe I have Kiri's recording (which I quite liked) and Von Stade's (which introduced me to the songs). Perhaps my favorite set, however, is that of Véronique Gens which I purchased perhaps a year or two ago. On Naxos records, this is also a great bargain.

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    Default Songs Of the Auvergne 2-CD set just arrived... WHEE!!

    Netania Davrath's "Songs Of the Auvergne" is the real deal... Have a listen to the samples on Amazon... and be overjoyed... I am.

    http://www.amazon.com/Joseph-Cantelo...0461835&sr=1-1

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    Joseph Canteloube: Songs Of the Auvergne
    Pierre de la Roche (Conductor), Netania Davrath (Performer)
    Format: Audio CD (August 12, 2003)
    SPARS Code: DDD
    Number of Discs: 2
    Label: Vanguard Classics
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    Didn't Anna Moffo record these as well? I have so many different versions of this on CD, I can't even remember who I like the best.

    If I recall correctly, the Davrath collection also contained French songs that were not, technically, Songs of the Auvergne...

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