-Agrave the demand of many singing teachers, we propose this collection for soprano which includes tunes, lieder and melodies very known, for the most part, in comfortable tessitura. Students will have a working tool for several years *.
The novelty lies in the reductions for piano which are reviewed by Bruno Gousset, and often closer to the richness of the orchestration than in the older editions (the pianists can, if necessary simplify on sight).
Some songs are down by a 1/2 tone (415) or a tone (390) as is often done in early music ensembles. Recitatives are added when they are interesting and useful in the sense of the following text. They are often requested in the auditions. We must learn to interpret them with a fair expression - we note that in the Italian style, we do not take into account silences when they are not accompanied by a punctuation in the text. For two tunes, (Zerlina and Telemann cantata) we added a cello-solo part ** to allow a trio performance, useful in chamber music lessons.
Finally, we can say that these classic works have survived until today thanks to their inexhaustible virtues that can be compared to these gold coins ... which we never finish making change. (Bergson). They have gone through time keeping an eternal youth.
* A CD attached to each collection contains examples sung by two artists, very useful for imbibing different styles. On the CD, as a result, the piano part alone can help to set up the pieces.
** The solo cello part is available at the end of the collection.
Selection: Jacqueline Bonnardot
Realization of the piano accompaniment: Bruno Gousset
Recording: Studio Sysmo
Piano: Bruno Gousset
Chant: Corinne Sertillanges
(Beaches 1-5-7-9-11-13-15-17-19) and Kiyoko Okada