Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 King Arthur: Fairest Isle Henry Purcell 2:29
2 The Libertine: Nymphs and Shepherds Henry Purcell 3:15
3 Plaisir d'amour Jean‐Paul‐Égide Martini 3:43
4 Le Tableau parlant: Vous étiez ce que vous n’êtes plus 3:07 André-Ernest-Modeste Grétry 3:07
5 La Servante maîtresse: Air de Zerbina Giovanni Battista Pergolesi 3:21
6 Nuits d’été: II. Le Spectre de la rose Hector Berlioz 4:39
7 Nuits d’été: IV. Absence Hector Berlioz 4:39
8 Oh! quand je dors Franz Liszt 4:07
9 Les Larmes Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky 2:51
10 Chanson d'avril Georges Bizet 2:46
11 Le Colibri Ernest Chausson 2:46
12 La Périchole: Tu n’es pas beau ... Je t’adore brigand Jacques Offenbach 3:47
13 Véronique: Petite dinde, ah quel outrage / Ma foi! Pour venir de Provence André Messager 3:41
14 Phidylé Henri Duparc 4:43
15 L'Invitation au voyage Henri Duparc 4:05
16 Clair de lune Josef Szulc 3:55
17 Obstination Nicolas de Fontenailles 2:28
18 Après un rêve Gabriel Fauré 2:41
19 Nell Gabriel Fauré 1:49
20 Clair de lune Gabriel Fauré 3:13
21 Psyché Émile Paladilhe 2:51
22 L'Heure exquise Reynaldo Hahn 2:49
23 Offrande Reynaldo Hahn 2:44
24 Si mes vers avaient des ailes Reynaldo Hahn 2:13
CD 2
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Fêtes galantes I: En sourdine Claude Debussy 2:44
2 Fêtes galantes I: Fantoches Claude Debussy 1:19
3 Fêtes galantes I: Clair de lune Claude Debussy 2:52
4 Fêtes galantes II: Les Ingénus Claude Debussy 2:01
5 Fêtes galantes II: Le Faune Claude Debussy 1:40
6 Fêtes galantes II: Colloque sentimental Claude Debussy 3:22
7 Trois chansons de Bilitis: La Flûte de Pan Claude Debussy 2:32
8 Trois chansons de Bilitis: La Chevelure Claude Debussy 3:06
9 Trois chansons de Bilitis: Le Tombeau des naïades Claude Debussy 2:42
10 Le Promenoir des deux amants: Auprès de cette grotte sombre Claude Debussy 2:22
11 Le Promenoir des deux amants: Crois mon conseil, chère Climène Claude Debussy 2:01
12 Le Promenoir des deux amants: Je tremble en voyant ton visage Claude Debussy 2:02
13 Ballade des femmes de Paris Claude Debussy 2:06
14 Proses lyriques: II. De grève Claude Debussy 3:37
15 Ariettes oubliées: V. Green Claude Debussy 2:01
16 Beau soir Claude Debussy 2:34
17 Romance Claude Debussy 2:21
18 Histoires naturelles: IV. Le Martin-pêcheur Maurice Ravel 2:09
19 Deux épigrammes: II. D'Anne jouant de l'espinette Maurice Ravel 2:08
20 Shéhérazade: Asie Maurice Ravel 9:06
21 Shéhérazade: La Flûte enchantée Maurice Ravel 2:47
22 Shéhérazade: L'Indifférent Maurice Ravel 3:08
23 Pleading Edward Elgar 3:01
24 Now Sleeps the Crimson Petal Roger Quilter 2:12
25 Night Hymn at Sea Arthur Goring Thomas 3:12
26 By Appointment: White Roses Kennedy Russell 3:34
27 The Student Prince: Deep in my heart dear Sigmund Romberg 2:59

Credits

CD 1

grand piano:
Gerald Moore (pianist) (1941-03-26) (tracks 18, 21)
Gerald Moore (pianist) (1941-04-17) (tracks 22–23)
Gerald Moore (pianist) (1941-07-20) (track 17)
Gerald Moore (pianist) (1941-08-01) (tracks 1–2)
Gerald Moore (pianist) (1941-08-22) (track 16)
Gerald Moore (pianist) (1942-01-06) (track 20)
Gerald Moore (pianist) (1942-01-16) (track 3)
Gerald Moore (pianist) (1943-02-10) (track 19)
Gerald Moore (pianist) (1943-06-07) (tracks 10–11)
George Reeves (pianist, 1893-1960) (1943-09-20) (track 24)
Gerald Moore (pianist) (1947-10-26) (tracks 8–9)
arranger:
Franz Liszt (track 8)
Marco Remondini (track 5)
composer:
Henri Duparc (composer) (track 15)
Reynaldo Hahn (composer) (tracks 22–23)
Franz Liszt (track 8)
Jean‐Paul‐Égide Martini (Plaisir d'amour) (track 3)
André Messager (track 13)
Émile Paladilhe (track 21)
Giovanni Battista Pergolesi (composer) (track 5)
Henry Purcell (baroque composer) (tracks 1–2)
Josef Szulc (track 16)
Hector Berlioz (composer) (1841) (tracks 6–7)
Georges Bizet (French romantic composer) (1866) (track 10)
Jacques Offenbach (1874) (track 12)
Gabriel Fauré (French composer) (1877) (track 18)
Gabriel Fauré (French composer) (1878) (track 19)
Ernest Chausson (composer) (1882) (track 11)
Henri Duparc (composer) (1882) (track 14)
Gabriel Fauré (French composer) (1887) (track 20)
Reynaldo Hahn (composer) (1888) (track 24)
Пётр Ильич Чайковский (Tchaikovsky - Russian romantic composer) (1888-10) (track 9)
conductor:
Leslie Heward (1940-07-31) (tracks 6–7, 14–15)
Jean Paul Morel (conductor) (1946-09-21) (tracks 4–5)
librettist:
John Dryden (English poet) (track 1)
Georges Duval (French librettist) (track 13)
Albert Vanloo (Belgian librettist) (track 13)
Louis Anseaume (1769) (track 4)
Ludovic Halévy (1874) (track 12)
Henri Meilhac (1874) (track 12)
lyricist:
Charles Baudelaire (track 15)
Louis Bouilhet (track 10)
François Coppée (track 17)
Pierre Corneille (French tragedian) (track 21)
Théophile Gautier (tracks 6–7)
Victor Hugo (French novelist) (track 24)
Leconte de Lisle (tracks 11, 14, 19)
Paul Verlaine (tracks 16, 20, 22–23)
[anonymous] (Special Purpose Artist) (track 18)
orchestra:
London Philharmonic Orchestra (LPO) (1940-07-31) (track 15)
London Symphony Orchestra (1940-07-31) (tracks 6–7, 14)
RCA Victor Chamber Orchestra (1946-09-21) (tracks 4–5)
soprano vocals:
Maggie Teyte (1932-09-22) (tracks 12–13)
Maggie Teyte (1940-07-31) (tracks 6–7, 14–15)
Maggie Teyte (1941-03-26) (tracks 18, 21)
Maggie Teyte (1941-04-17) (tracks 22–23)
Maggie Teyte (1941-07-20) (track 17)
Maggie Teyte (1941-08-01) (tracks 1–2)
Maggie Teyte (1941-08-22) (track 16)
Maggie Teyte (1942-01-06) (track 20)
Maggie Teyte (1942-01-16) (track 3)
Maggie Teyte (1943-02-10) (track 19)
Maggie Teyte (1943-06-07) (tracks 10–11)
Maggie Teyte (1943-09-20) (track 24)
Maggie Teyte (1946-09-21) (track 5)
Maggie Teyte (1947-10-26) (tracks 8–9)
translator:
Romain Bussine (track 18)
vocals:
Maggie Teyte (1946-09-21) (track 4)
publisher:
Alphonse Leduc (track 19)
Heugel (tracks 22–23)
Choudens (1878) (track 18)
premiered at:
part of:
arrangement of:
Oh! quand je dors, S. 282/1 (for voice and piano, first version) (track 8)
arrangements:
Après un rêve, op. 7 no. 1 (catch-all for arrangements) (track 18)
Après un rêve, op. 7 no. 1 (for violin and orchestra, arr. Leroy Anderson) (track 18)
Après un rêve, op. 7 no. 1 (for piano, Grainger) (track 18)
Après un rêve, op. 7 no. 1 (for violin and piano, Casals) (track 18)
Après un rêve, op. 7 no. 1 (catch-all arrangement for cello and piano) (track 18)
Après un rêve, op. 7 no. 1 (for cello and piano, arr. Katims) (track 18)
Après un rêve, op. 7 no. 1 (for cello and piano, Casals) (track 18)
Après un rêve, op. 7 no. 1 (for cello and orchestra, Dubensky) (track 18)
Fairest Isle (track 1)
L'Heure exquise (catch-all for arrangements) (track 22)
Plaisir d'amour (arr. Richards) (track 3)
Plaisir d’armour (track 3)
Plasir d’amour (german lyrics) (translated) (track 3)
Si mes vers avaient des ailes (for cello and piano) (track 24)
Un rêve (track 18)
is the basis for:
later translated versions:
愛のよろこび (track 3)
later versions:
Plaisir d'Amour (Joan Baez version) (track 3)
orchestrations:
Plaisir d’amour, H. 134 (orchestrated by Berlioz) (track 3)
part of:
La Périchole: Acte III (number) (track 12)
La Serva Padrona (track 5)
Véronique (track 13)
Chansons grises (track 22)
7 Mélodies, op. 2 (track 11)
partial recording of:
Véronique : Acte III (1932-09-22) (track 13)
parts:
recording of:
L’Invitation au voyage (for voice and orchestra) (1940-07-31) (track 15)
Phidylé (1940-07-31) (track 14)
Après un rêve, op. 7 no. 1 (1941-03-26) (track 18)
Psyché (1941-03-26) (track 21)
Chansons grises: No. 5. L'Heure exquise (1941-04-17) (track 22)
Offrande (1941-04-17) (track 23)
Obstination (1941-07-20) (track 17)
Clair de lune, op. 83 no. 1 (1941-08-22) (track 16)
Clair de lune, op. 46 no. 2 (1942-01-06) (track 20)
Plaisir d’amour (Romance du chevrier) (1942-01-16) (track 3)
Chanson d'avril, op. 21 no. 1 (1943-06-07) (track 10)
Le Colibri, op. 2 no. 7 (1943-06-07) (track 11)
Si mes vers avaient des ailes (1943-09-20) (track 24)
Le tableau parlant (1946-09-21) (track 4)
Les larmes, op. 65 no. 5 (1947-10-26) (track 9)
Oh! quand je dors, S. 536 (for solo piano) (1947-10-26) (track 8)

CD 2

piano:
Alfred Cortot (tracks 10, 12)
Alfred Cortot (1936-03-12 – 1936-03-13) (tracks 1–9, 11, 13–14)
Gerald Moore (pianist) (1947-10-05) (tracks 18–19)
grand piano:
Gerald Moore (pianist) (1941-04-17) (track 15)
Gerald Moore (pianist) (1941-11-25) (track 25)
Gerald Moore (pianist) (1941-12-23) (tracks 23–24)
Gerald Moore (pianist) (1944-02-10) (tracks 16–17)
composer:
Maurice Ravel (classical composer) (track 18)
Sigmund Romberg (track 27)
Kennedy Russell (track 26)
Claude Debussy (1885) (track 17)
Claude Debussy (1886-01) (track 15)
Claude Debussy (1890 – 1891) (track 16)
Claude Debussy (1891 – 1892) (tracks 1–3)
Claude Debussy (1892 – 1893-07) (track 14)
Maurice Ravel (classical composer) (1896) (track 19)
Claude Debussy (1897-06 – 1898-08) (tracks 7–9)
Maurice Ravel (classical composer) (1903) (tracks 20–22)
Claude Debussy (1904) (tracks 4–6, 10)
Roger Quilter (1904 – 1905) (track 24)
Edward Elgar (composer) (1908) (track 23)
Roger Quilter (1908) (track 24)
Claude Debussy (1910) (tracks 11–12)
Claude Debussy (1910-05) (track 13)
conductor:
[unknown] (Special Purpose Artist - Do not add releases here, if possible.) (1932-09-22) (track 27)
[unknown] (Special Purpose Artist - Do not add releases here, if possible.) (1934-10) (track 26)
Hugo Rignold (conductor) (1948-07-12 – 1948-07-13) (tracks 20–22)
dedicated to:
Raymond Bonheur (track 14)
Madame Hardy-Thé (track 19)
librettist:
Dorothy Donnelly (track 27)
lyricist:
Paul Bourget (tracks 16–17)
Claude Debussy (track 14)
Felicia Hemans (track 25)
Tristan Klingsor (tracks 20–22)
Pierre Louÿs (tracks 7–9)
Clément Marot (track 19)
Jules Renard (track 18)
Arthur L. Salmon (track 23)
Paul Verlaine (tracks 1–6, 15)
François Villon (track 13)
Tristan l'Hermite (french poet and dramatist) (tracks 10–12)
orchestra:
[unknown] (Special Purpose Artist - Do not add releases here, if possible.) (1932-09-22) (track 27)
[unknown] (Special Purpose Artist - Do not add releases here, if possible.) (1934-10) (track 26)
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden (1948-07-12 – 1948-07-13) (tracks 20–22)
soprano vocals:
Maggie Teyte (tracks 10, 12)
Maggie Teyte (1932-09-22) (track 27)
Maggie Teyte (1934-10) (track 26)
Maggie Teyte (1936-03-12 – 1936-03-13) (tracks 1–9, 11, 13–14)
Maggie Teyte (1941-04-17) (track 15)
Maggie Teyte (1941-11-25) (track 25)
Maggie Teyte (1941-12-23) (tracks 23–24)
Maggie Teyte (1944-02-10) (tracks 16–17)
Maggie Teyte (1947-10-05) (tracks 18–19)
Maggie Teyte (1948-07-12 – 1948-07-13) (tracks 20–22)
tenor vocals:
John McCormack (tenor) (1941-11-25) (track 25)
phonographic copyright by:
EMI Records Ltd. (not for release label use! UK parent of EMI-owned labels until Sept 2012) (1988) (tracks 1–10, 12)
publisher:
Chappell Music Ltd. (track 27)
Redwood Music Ltd. (Carlin) (track 27)
Veuve Girod (1891) (track 16)
Durand & Schœnewerk (1886–1891) (1891-12) (track 17)
recorded at:
Abbey Road Studios: Studio 3 in St John's Wood, Westminster, London, England, United Kingdom (1936-03-12 – 1936-03-13) (tracks 1–9)
part of:
Catalogue François Lesure des œuvres de Claude Debussy (Version de 1977 “L.”) (number: L. 6) (track 16)
Works of Edward Elgar by opus number (number: op. 48) (track 23)
Catalogue François Lesure des œuvres de Claude Debussy (Version révisée en 2001 “CD”) (number: CD 65) (track 17)
Catalogue François Lesure des œuvres de Claude Debussy (Version révisée en 2001 “CD”) (number: CD 84) (track 16)
arrangements:
Beau Soir (for cello and piano, arr. Gretchaninov) (track 16)
Beau Soir (catch-all for arrangements) (track 16)
Beau soir (for string quartet, arr. Paul Cassidy) (track 16)
Beau soir (for cello and orchestra, arr. Walton) (track 16)
Beau soir (for cello and piano, Bachmann) (track 16)
Beau soir, L. 6, CD 84 (arr. Hartmann for violin and piano) (track 16)
Beau soir, L. 6, CD 84 (for violin and piano, arr. Heifetz) (track 16)
Chansons de Bilitis: La Chevelure (arr. Heifetz for violin and piano) (track 8)
Deep in My Heart, Dear (for violin and piano, Kreisler) (track 27)
Fêtes galantes II, L. 104: II. Le Faune (catch-all for arrangements) (track 5)
Romance "L’âme évaporée et souffrante" (for cello and orchestra, arr. Gretchaninov) (track 17)
Romance, L 79 no. 1 (for cello and piano, arr. Ronchini) (track 17)
Romance, L. 79, CD 65 "L’âme évaporée et souffrante" (catch-all for arrangements) (track 17)
is based on:
Green (Paul Verlaine's poem) (track 15)
later translated versions:
美しい夕暮れ (track 16)
orchestrations:
Ariettes oubliées, L. 60: Aquarelles I - Green (orch. Zoltán Kocsis) (track 15)
La Grotte (orch. Beydts) (track 11)
part of:
By Appointment (track 26)
Deux romances, L. 79, CD 65 et 66 (for voice and piano) (track 17)
3 Songs, op. 3 (track 24)
Proses lyriques, L. 84, CD 90 (for voice and piano) (track 14)
Ballades de François Villon, L. 119 (for voice and piano) (track 13)
Chansons de Bilitis, L. 90, CD 97 (for voice and piano) (tracks 7–9)
Fêtes galantes (1er recueil), L. 80, CD 86 (for voice and piano) (tracks 1–3)
Le promenoir des deux amants, L. 118, CD 129 (for voice and piano) (tracks 10–12)
Schéhérazade (tracks 20–22)
Ariettes oubliées, L. 60, CD 63a (for voice and piano) (track 15)
recording of:
By Appointment: White Roses (1934-10) (track 26)
Fêtes galantes (1er recueil), L. 80, CD 86 : I. En sourdine “Calmes dans le demi-jour” (for voice and piano) (1936-03-12 – 1936-03-13) (track 1)
Fêtes galantes (1er recueil), L. 80, CD 86 : II. Fantoches “Scaramouche et Pulcinella” (for voice and piano) (1936-03-12 – 1936-03-13) (track 2)
Fêtes galantes II, L. 104: I. Les Ingénus (1936-03-12 – 1936-03-13) (track 4)
Fêtes galantes II, L. 104: II. Le Faune (1936-03-12 – 1936-03-13) (track 5)
Fêtes galantes II, L. 104: III. Colloque sentimental (1936-03-12 – 1936-03-13) (track 6)
Le promenoir des deux amants, L. 118, CD 129 : II. "Crois mon conseil, chère Climène" (for voice and piano) (1936-03-12 – 1936-03-13) (track 11)
Proses lyriques, L. 84, CD 90 : II. De Grève "Sur la mer les crépuscules tombent" (for voice and piano) (1936-03-12 – 1936-03-13) (track 14)
Trois Ballades de François Villon, L. 119: III. Ballade des femmes de Paris (for voice and piano) (1936-03-12 – 1936-03-13) (track 13)
Night Hymn at Sea (1941-11-25) (track 25)
Pleading, op. 48 (1941-12-23) (track 23)
Romance, L. 79, CD 65 "L’âme évaporée et souffrante" (for voice and piano) (1944-02-10) (track 17)
D'Anne jouant de l'espinette, M. 10 (1947-10-05) (track 19)
Shéhérazade: I. "Asie" (1948-07-12 – 1948-07-13) (track 20)
Shéhérazade: II. La Flûte enchantée (1948-07-12 – 1948-07-13) (track 21)
Shéhérazade: III. "L'indifférent" (1948-07-12 – 1948-07-13) (track 22)
version of:
Clair de lune, L. 32, CD 45 “Votre âme est un paysage choisi” (for voice and piano, 1st version) (track 3)
En sourdine, L. 28, CD 42 “Calmes dans le demi-jour” (for voice and piano, 1st version) (track 1)
Fantoches, L. 21, CD 26 “Scaramouche et Pulcinella” (première version, for voice and piano) (track 2)