In the early 1930's, the French soprano Madeliene Grey made a famous recording of some of Joseph Canteloube's arrangements of folk songs from the mountainous French Auvergne region. But it was not until 1973 that this recording of a similar selection by Victoria de los Angeles brought Canteloube's attractive settings, with their colourful orchestrations, to a wider public. Chausson's gently flowing, romantic and even sensual Poeme de la'amour et de la mer makes an effective vehicle for the great Spanish soprano's beautiful voice and fine artistry. There are two vocal sections to the work, separated by a short orchestral interlude. In both works, De los Angeles' vivid vocal characterization is strongly supported by Lamoureux Orchestra under Jean-Pierre Jacquillat, all the richness, warmth and atmosphere of the original recordings are effectively re-created.
1. Chausson (Poeme De L'Amour Et De La Mer, Op. 19)
2. Canteloube (Chants D'Auvergne)