Marie-Nicole Lemieux

Marie-Nicole Lemieux

5054197659409 (Erato, CD)

FIRST RELEASE (29 September 2023)
Tracks: 17
℗ 2023 Parlophone Records Ltd
© 2023 Parlophone Records Ltd
Main country of recording: Monaco
Reviewer: Geoff Pearce
Review of Marie-Nicole Lemieux published on 19 August 2023

Marie-Nicole Lemieux, contralto
Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo
Kazuki Yamada, conductor

Hector Berlioz:

1-6 Les Nuits d'été

Maurice Ravel:

7-14 Shéhérazade.

Camille Saint-Saens:

15-17 Mélodies Persanes

The Canadian contralto Marie-Nicole Lemieux joins the Orchestra Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo and its Artistic and Music Director Kazuki Yamada, to present her interpretation of the 'traditional' recorded pairing of two French song cycles: Berlioz's Les Nuits d'été and Ravel's Shéhérazade. Lemieux complements these with the less frequently recorded Mélodies Persanes (Persian Songs) from Saint-Saëns, settings of poems by Armand Renaud.