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Pauline Viardot and Friends

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Pauline Viardot and Friends

Pauline Viardot

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The life of Pauline Viardot was truly extraordinary. One of the greatest prima donnas and influential musical figures of the 19th century, she was born in Paris, daughter of Spanish tenor Manuel Garcia... read more

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playstop01 Il Salotto, Vol. 10: Pauline Viardot and Friends: Life of Pauline Viardot01:42
playstop02 Il Salotto, Vol. 10: Pauline Viardot and Friends: Dve rozy 01:16
playstop03 Il Salotto, Vol. 10: Pauline Viardot and Friends: Life of Pauline Viardot00:15
playstop04 Il Salotto, Vol. 10: Pauline Viardot and Friends: Celos 02:47
playstop05 Il Salotto, Vol. 10: Pauline Viardot and Friends: Life of Pauline Viardot00:32
playstop06 Il Salotto, Vol. 10: Pauline Viardot and Friends: La regata veneziana, "Voga o Tonio benedetto"03:53
playstop07 Il Salotto, Vol. 10: Pauline Viardot and Friends: Life of Pauline Viardot00:40
playstop08 Il Salotto, Vol. 10: Pauline Viardot and Friends: L'absence 01:55
playstop09 Il Salotto, Vol. 10: Pauline Viardot and Friends: Life of Pauline Viardot00:07
playstop10 Il Salotto, Vol. 10: Pauline Viardot and Friends: Berceuse 02:51
playstop11 Il Salotto, Vol. 10: Pauline Viardot and Friends: Life of Pauline Viardot00:26
playstop12 Il Salotto, Vol. 10: Pauline Viardot and Friends: Le chêne et le rosseau 04:53
playstop13 Il Salotto, Vol. 10: Pauline Viardot and Friends: Life of Pauline Viardot01:54
playstop14 Il Salotto, Vol. 10: Pauline Viardot and Friends: Utes 03:31
playstop15 Il Salotto, Vol. 10: Pauline Viardot and Friends: Die Sterne 04:05
playstop16 Il Salotto, Vol. 10: Pauline Viardot and Friends: Life of Pauline Viardot00:05
playstop17 Il Salotto, Vol. 10: Pauline Viardot and Friends: scena d'Hermione06:54
playstop18 Il Salotto, Vol. 10: Pauline Viardot and Friends: Life of Pauline Viardot00:29
playstop19 Il Salotto, Vol. 10: Pauline Viardot and Friends: Sinitsa 02:11
playstop20 Il Salotto, Vol. 10: Pauline Viardot and Friends: Life of Pauline Viardot00:37
playstop21 Il Salotto, Vol. 10: Pauline Viardot and Friends: Indecision01:48
playstop22 Il Salotto, Vol. 10: Pauline Viardot and Friends: Life of Pauline Viardot00:16
playstop23 Il Salotto, Vol. 10: Pauline Viardot and Friends: Chanson de printemps01:53
playstop24 Il Salotto, Vol. 10: Pauline Viardot and Friends: Life of Pauline Viardot00:19
playstop25 Il Salotto, Vol. 10: Pauline Viardot and Friends: De miei giorni 03:02
playstop26 Il Salotto, Vol. 10: Pauline Viardot and Friends: Berceuse 01:21
playstop27 Il Salotto, Vol. 10: Pauline Viardot and Friends: Life of Pauline Viardot00:25
playstop28 Il Salotto, Vol. 10: Pauline Viardot and Friends: Allein 02:36
playstop29 Il Salotto, Vol. 10: Pauline Viardot and Friends: Life of Pauline Viardot00:26
playstop30 Il Salotto, Vol. 10: Pauline Viardot and Friends: La captive, orientale, Op. 1204:24
playstop31 Il Salotto, Vol. 10: Pauline Viardot and Friends: En mer 05:36
playstop32 Il Salotto, Vol. 10: Pauline Viardot and Friends: Life of Pauline Viardot01:17
playstop33 Il Salotto, Vol. 10: Pauline Viardot and Friends: Buria 04:24
playstop34 Il Salotto, Vol. 10: Pauline Viardot and Friends: Cendrillon: C'est moi! Ne craignez rien!04:07
playstop35 Il Salotto, Vol. 10: Pauline Viardot and Friends: Life of Pauline Viardot01:03
playstop36 Il Salotto, Vol. 10: Pauline Viardot and Friends: Ici-bas tous les lilas meurent 02:03
playstop37 Il Salotto, Vol. 10: Pauline Viardot and Friends: Life of Pauline Viardot00:23
playstop38 Il Salotto, Vol. 10: Pauline Viardot and Friends: Zaklinanie 03:28
playstop39 Il Salotto, Vol. 10: Pauline Viardot and Friends: Life of Pauline Viardot00:24
playstop40 Il Salotto, Vol. 10: Pauline Viardot and Friends: Havanaise02:37

The life of Pauline Viardot was truly extraordinary. One of the greatest prima donnas and influential musical figures of the 19th century, she was born in Paris, daughter of Spanish tenor Manuel Garcia and sister of the legendary singer Maria Malibran. As a teenager, already a rising star, she was unofficially adopted by Georges Sand and was the model and inspiration for her novel, Consuela. She studied composition with Anton Reicha and piano with Liszt and Chopin, transcribing Chopin’s Mazurkas for voice and often appearing with him in recital. While a prima donna at the Italian Opera in Paris, she married Louis Viardot and, besides her career as a singer, teacher and composer, and living in the USA, Mexico, Germany, England and France (where she died), she gave birth to four children. She was admired by composers including Fauré, Brahms, Meyerbeer, Gounod, Berlioz, Massenet and Schumann. Many works were dedicated to her and she composed hundreds of songs, chamber works and operettas, writing Cendrillon aged 83! This CD, including world premiere recordings of several Viardot songs, was recorded live at London’s Wigmore Hall. Three singers, Frederica von Stade, Anna Caterina Antonacci and Vladimir Chernov (with the distinguished French actress and film star, Fanny Ardant narrating), evoke Viardot’s world both through her own compositions and those of her illustrious friends, justly demonstrating the genius of her achievements.

'A delightful and enjoyable informative set' - George Hall, Opera Now

Frederica von Stade, Vladimir Chernov, Anna Caterina Antonacci, Fanny Ardant (narrator), David Watkin (cello), David Harper - piano

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