Carolyn Sampson has released her first solo orchestral cd - Canteloube, Chants d’Auvergne. Find a taster track of Pastourelle here.
As a budding composer in Paris in the 1900s, Canteloube sought inspiration for his music in Auvergne in central France where he was born, collecting songs from rural and mountainous regions. Between 1923 and 1954 he published a total of thirty Chants d’Auvergne, set for voice and orchestra.
Carolyn Sampson and Pascal Rophé have selected 25 of the songs – ranging from love songs and lullabies to working songs and laments. They perform them together with Tapiola Sinfonietta, bringing sparkle to Canteloube's luxurious scores halfway between the impressionism of Debussy and the bucolic lyricism of d'Indy.
Available to listen on Apple Music and Spotify and to pre-order (released 1 October) from BIS Records or Presto Classical Canteloube: Chants d'Auvergne - BIS: BIS2513 - SACD or download | Presto Music