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The Good Song

by Thomas Meglioranza & Reiko Uchida

An album of good songs by French composers: Gabriel Fauré's La Bonne chanson, Debussy's Fêtes galantes, Ravel's Deux épigrammes de Clément Marot, and Poulenc's Chansons gaillardes and Le bestiaire
Genre: Classical: Art songs
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1. La Bonne Chanson, Op. 61: I. Une Sainte En Son Auréole
Thomas Meglioranza
2:07 album only
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2. La Bonne Chanson, Op. 61: II. Puisque L'aube Grandit
Thomas Meglioranza
1:51 album only
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3. La Bonne Chanson, Op. 61: III. La Lune Blanche Luit Dans Les Bois
Thomas Meglioranza
2:31 album only
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4. La Bonne Chanson, Op. 61: IV. J'allais Par Des Chemins Perfides
Thomas Meglioranza & Reiko Uchida
1:45 album only
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5. La Bonne Chanson, Op. 61: V. J'ai Presque Peur, En Vérité
Thomas Meglioranza & Reiko Uchida
2:11 album only
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6. La Bonne Chanson, Op. 61: VI. Avant Que Tu Ne T'en Ailles
Thomas Meglioranza & Reiko Uchida
2:43 album only
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7. La Bonne Chanson, Op. 61: VII. Donc, Ce Sera Par Un Clair Jour D'été
Thomas Meglioranza & Reiko Uchida
2:28 album only
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8. La Bonne Chanson, Op. 61: VIII. N'est-Ce Pas?
Thomas Meglioranza & Reiko Uchida
2:30 album only
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9. La Bonne Chanson, Op. 61: IX. L'hiver a Cessé
Thomas Meglioranza & Reiko Uchida
2:58 album only
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10. Fêtes Galantes, Série II: I. Les Ingénus
Thomas Meglioranza & Reiko Uchida
2:22 album only
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11. Fêtes Galantes, Série II: II. Le Faune
Thomas Meglioranza & Reiko Uchida
1:56 album only
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12. Fêtes Galantes, Série II: III. Colloque Sentimental
Thomas Meglioranza & Reiko Uchida
3:52 album only
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13. Chansons Gaillardes: I. La Maîtresse Volage
Thomas Meglioranza & Reiko Uchida
0:42 album only
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14. Chansons Gaillardes: II. Chanson À Boire
Thomas Meglioranza & Reiko Uchida
2:15 album only
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15. Chansons Gaillardes: III. Madrigal
Thomas Meglioranza & Reiko Uchida
0:35 album only
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16. Chansons Gaillardes: IV. Invocation Aux Parques
Thomas Meglioranza & Reiko Uchida
1:37 album only
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17. Chansons Gaillardes: V. Couplets Bachiques
Thomas Meglioranza & Reiko Uchida
1:24 album only
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18. Chansons Gaillardes: VI. L'offrande
Thomas Meglioranza & Reiko Uchida
0:55 album only
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19. Chansons Gaillardes: VII. La Belle Jeunesse
Thomas Meglioranza & Reiko Uchida
1:40 album only
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20. Chansons Gaillardes: VIII. Sérénade
Thomas Meglioranza & Reiko Uchida
2:24 album only
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21. Épigrammes De Clément Marot: I. D'anne Qui Me Jecta De La Neige
Thomas Meglioranza & Reiko Uchida
2:19 album only
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22. Épigrammes De Clément Marot: II. D'anne Jouant De L'espinette
Thomas Meglioranza & Reiko Uchida
1:59 album only
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23. Le Bestiaire: I. Le Dromadaire
Thomas Meglioranza & Reiko Uchida
1:21 album only
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24. Le Bestiaire: II. La Chèvre Du Thibet
Thomas Meglioranza & Reiko Uchida
0:43 album only
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25. Le Bestiaire: III. La Sauterelle
Thomas Meglioranza & Reiko Uchida
0:25 album only
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26. Le Bestiaire: IV. Le Dauphin
Thomas Meglioranza & Reiko Uchida
0:28 album only
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27. Le Bestiaire: V. L'écrevisse
Thomas Meglioranza & Reiko Uchida
0:47 album only
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28. Le Bestiaire: VI. La Carpe
Thomas Meglioranza & Reiko Uchida
1:13 album only
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
"Sublime is the first word that comes to mind when confronted with this new recital disc by the skillful, intelligent baritone, Thomas Meglioranza, whose knack for French songs by Fauré, Debussy, Ravel and Poulenc matches the distinction he has shown previously in recordings of canonical Schubert and contemporary music. Reiko Uchida, playing an 1890 Pleyel piano, supports his light, handsome voice with insight, subtlety, and pearly luminosity."
--The New York Times

"...those who know his voice well might be astounded at how much it is transformed by the French language, which gives him a light baritonal quality recalling the young Gérard Souzay...His manner in La bonne chanson is so inside the music that he approaches the text almost as a conversation."--Gramophone

"Meglioranza has a rich, slightly understated baritone voice, perfect for Schubert, even better for Fauré."
--American Record Guide

"Following up his enjoyable recording of Schubert songs, Thomas Meglioranza delivers sophisticated performances of French mélodies. Fauré's "La bonne chanson", the title song cycle, is full of romantic selections set to Paul Verlaine's poetry that could be well suited to Valentine's Day listening. Meglioranza's smooth baritone suits the French style. He sings with subtlety but still vividly conveys enthusiasm and affection. In "Avant que tu ne t'en ailles", he becomes particularly dynamic as he illustrates animated quail song, the tenderness of a poet's expression, and a majestic lark. He and the attentive Uchida switch gears effectively for the mysterious world of Debussy's "Fêtes galantes II" and bring vitality to Poulenc's "Chansons gaillardes", not shying away from their torment in love, giddiness in sin, vulgarity, or bitterness."--The Star Ledger

""Warm" and "subtle" are also apt adjectives for the new album of French songs by baritone Thomas Meglioranza and pianist Reiko Uchida . . . like Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, one of his idols, Meglioranza has a light, beautiful voice that can be plaintive or funny or touching. Uchida accompanies him with a supple and winning style, never receding into the background or overshadowing the singer. If you like classical chansons and lieder, this is a team to remember."
--The Charlotte Observer

"a fine collection of some more unusual and exciting vocal repertoire from the late romantic and early modern periods, faithfully realised with subtlety and nuance."--Limelight Magazine

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