French Music

The Cambridge Companion to French Music  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by ksveta6 at July 7, 2017
The Cambridge Companion to French Music

The Cambridge Companion to French Music (Cambridge Companions to Music) by Simon Trezise
2015 | ISBN: 0521701767, 0521877946 | English | 440 pages | EPUB | 2 MB

VA - Magnifique: The Icons Of French Music (2016)  Music

Posted by ciklon5 at June 1, 2017
VA - Magnifique: The Icons Of French Music (2016)

VA - Magnifique: The Icons Of French Music (2016)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 2:49:07 | 383 Mb
Genre: Chanson, Pop, French / Label: Union Square Music

Here are 60 timeless songs from the coolest French recording artists of the 50’s and 60’s. We celebrate the icons of a generation with 3CDs of original recordings from legendary artists including Sacha Distel, Françoise Hardy, Serge Gainsbourg, Johnny Hallyday, Juliette Gréco, Claude Nougaro, George Brassens and many more.
Anne Gastinel, Claire Desert - French Music For Cello And Piano (2011)

Anne Gastinel, Claire Desert - French Music For Cello And Piano (2011)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 226 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Naive | Catalog Number: 5259

This is the 15th recording on Naïve by one of the label’s best selling artists, the renowned French cellist Anne Gastinel. On this new CD she is accompanied by her regular piano musical partner Claire Désert in three essential works of the French chamber repertoire, César Franck’s much loved Sonata in A major in the popular transcription for cello and piano, and Sonatas by Debussy and Poulenc.

French Music and Jazz in Conversation: From Debussy to Brubeck  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by roxul at Nov. 29, 2014
French Music and Jazz in Conversation: From Debussy to Brubeck

Deborah Mawer, "French Music and Jazz in Conversation: From Debussy to Brubeck"
English | ISBN: 1107037530 | 2014 | 319 pages | PDF | 4 MB

Ivan Moravec - Moravec Plays French Music (2001) [Quality Upgrade]  Music

Posted by luckburz at March 24, 2014
Ivan Moravec - Moravec Plays French Music (2001) [Quality Upgrade]

Ivan Moravec - Moravec Plays French Music
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 232 MB | Full Artwork 90 MB | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Supraphon # SU 3584-2 111 | Country/Year: Czech Republic 2001
Genre: Classical | Style: Romantic, Early 20th Century

“… beyond praise and beyond any ordinary human competition. I have now done enough comparing with most of the other celebrated Chopin and Debussy exponents in our century to be sure that Moravec is Debussy’s greatest living interpreter.” ~Fanfare

les tables de multiplication en chansons (French Music)  Music

Posted by krabouc at July 28, 2006
les tables de multiplication en chansons (French Music)

les tables de multiplication en chansons
les tables de multiplication en chansons (French Music)

Mp3 128 Kb/s | 35.61 MB
Finie la corvée des parents !!

French Music Xenakis/Tisne/Looten/Thomassin/Boulez  Music

Posted by afghan at Oct. 6, 2008
French  Music   Xenakis/Tisne/Looten/Thomassin/Boulez

French Music Xenakis/Tisne/Looten/Thomassin/Boulez
Avant-Garde | 1998 | 68'11 | APE | Front jpg/Back jpg | 274 MB
New London Chamber Choir, James Wood - Francis Poulenc: Secular Choral Music (1995) Reissue 2004

Francis Poulenc: Secular Choral Music (1995) Reissue 2004
New London Chamber Choir, conducted by James Wood

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 228 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 155 Mb | Artwork included
Classical, Choral | Label: Hyperion/Helios | # CDH55179 | Time: 01:07:28

A few of these small choral gems are well known to amateur choirs, and Poulenc's secular choral pieces are more often presented one at a time on choral albums than in the groupings in which they were originally included. Francis Poulenc: Secular Choral Music offers the composer's very first choral piece, the Chanson à boire for men's voices (1922), but most of the music here dates from either the late '30s (the Petites voix, for female or children's voices, and Sept chansons) or the World War II era (Un soir de neige), the folk-song settings entitled Chansons françaises, and the ambitious Figure humaine, whose final number, "Liberté," was dropped in sheet music form over French cities by Britain's Royal Air Force. Someone once described Poulenc as "part monk, part hooligan," and these a cappella choral works give evidence of both tendencies. The Chansons françaises are cheerful pieces with just a shade of extended harmony, almost French counterparts to Bartók's folk song settings, while the more serious pieces, such as "Un chien perdu" (A Lost Dog), from the Petites voix, have a mystical tinge that links them strongly with Poulenc's better-known sacred choral music.
Carolyn Sampson, Ex Cathedra, Jeffrey Skidmore - A French Baroque Diva: Arias for Marie Fel (2014)

A French Baroque Diva: Arias for Marie Fel
by Lacoste, Lalande, Rameau, Rousseau, Fiocco & Mondonville
Carolyn Sampson (soprano), Ex Cathedra, Jeffrey Skidmore (conductor)

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 370 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 172 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Hyperion | # CDA68035 | Time: 01:12:55

GRAMOPHONE AWARD 2015 WINNER (RECITAL CATEGORY). A welcome return of Carolyn Sampson and Ex Cathedra to Hyperion, performing the rich, fulsome music of the French Baroque. Their recording of love songs from Rameau’s operas (Hyperion CDA67447) was hugely acclaimed for Sampson’s stylish, fluid, seductive performances, and ten years later her artistry is even more dazzling. This album is of particular interest as rather than concentrating on one composer it showcases the works written for the premiere soprano of the day, Marie Fel. Voltaire called her his ‘adorable nightingale’. For d’Aquin, she was an enchanted being. Marie Fel was the soprano who held an entire generation spellbound at the Paris Opéra and at Louis XV’s court during one of the most glorious periods of French music. With a voice described as ‘pure, charming, silvery’ (La Borde), ‘touching and sublime’ (Grimm) and ‘always lovely, always seductive’ (d’Aquin), she inspired some of Jean-Philippe Rameau’s finest music and introduced a whole new level of virtuosity and expression into the French singing tradition. Her long, triumphant career is traced through this fascinating recording.
Les Arts Florissants, William Christie - Campra: French Cantatas (1992)

Les Arts Florissants, William Christie - Campra: French Cantatas (1992)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 55:06 | 312 MB
Genre: Classica, Vocal | Label: Harmonia Mundi | Catalog: HMA 1951238

Is it fair to say that most born Frenchmen have considered themselves exceedingly fortunate in their nativity? Moi? I didn't enjoy such luck. Neither did Jean-Baptiste Lully, the favorite of Louis XIV and thus the tyrant of French music for thirty-four years. Lully was born in Florence in 1632, but carried to France as a youthful Ganymede; he entered the service of the Sun King in 1653 as a dancer, and he rose to a position of monopoly influence in Louis XIV's court despite his flagrant debauchery and libertine sexuality. Just as Louis declared, that 'he was the State,' Lully could well have said "French Music, it's me!"