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#7 Contes Mystiques

Paul Beynet, Pianist
Enguerrand de Hys, Tenor

Enguerrad de Hys tenor
Paul Beynet piano

Recorded at Théâtre Impérial – Opéra de Compiègne in June 2023

This program of French melodies revolves around the little-known Contes mystiques cycle. Usually, a cycle of melodies or lieder brings together 2 authors: the poet and the composer. Contes mystiques is a collaboration between a poet, Stephan Bordèse (1847-1919), and no fewer than 12 composers. This is a fascinating testimony to teamwork. Augusta Holmès, Edmond Diet, Théodore Dubois, Gabriel Fauré, Charles Lecocq, Charles Lenepveu, Charles-Henri Maréchal, Jules Massenet, Emile Paladilhe, Camille Saint-Saëns, Pauline Viardot and Charles-Marie Widor, all well known and recognized: composers, pedagogues, directors of conservatories or lyric institutions, Parisian titular organists, conductors, singers…

While Gabriel Fauré’s En Prière has become a “hit”, the other melodies, all equally touching, speak of Christ’s childhood and seem inspired by scenes from the apocryphal gospels. This cycle will be accompanied by melodies based on prayers or religious texts by the same composers or by some of their contemporaries.

Programme

Mel Bonis Allons prier
Jules Massenet Souvenez-vous, Vierge Marie !
Guy Ropartz Vierge Sainte

Augusta Holmès Ce que l’on entendit dans la nuit de Noël – Prélude
Edmond Diet Les premiers pas de Jésus
Théodore Dubois Pourquoi les oiseaux chantent
Gabriel Fauré En Prière
Charles Lecocq Berceuse des Anges
Charles Lenepveu Les Fils de la Vierge
Henri Maréchal La Rosée
Jules Massenet La Neige
Emile Paladilhe Premier Miracle de Jésus
Camille Saint-Saëns Présage de la Croix
Pauline Viardot Le Rêve de Jésus
Charles-Marie Widor Non Credo

Pauline Viardot Divin sommeil !
Maria Malibran Prière à la Madonne
Reynaldo Hahn Cantique (sur le bonheur des justes et le malheur des réprouvés)
Francis Poulenc Priez pour paix