Poème d'un jour Stéphane Degout & Simon Lepper
- Gabriel Fauré (1845 - 1924): Quatre mélodies, Op. 39:
- 1Quatre mélodies, Op. 39: I. Aurore02:17
- Poème d'un jour, Op. 21:
- 2Poème d'un jour, Op. 21: I. Rencontre02:15
- 3Poème d'un jour, Op. 21: II. Toujours01:20
- 4Poème d'un jour, Op. 21: III. Adieu02:17
- Trois mélodies, Op. 18:
- 5Trois mélodies, Op. 18: III. Automne03:12
- Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897): Fünf Gesänge, Op. 72:
- 6Fünf Gesänge, Op. 72: III. O kühler Wald02:01
- Vier Gesänge, Op. 43:
- 7Vier Gesänge, Op. 43: II. Die Mainacht03:20
- Fünf Lieder, Op. 105:
- 8Fünf Lieder, Op. 105: IV. Auf dem Kirchhofe03:02
- Sechs Lieder, Op. 86:
- 9Sechs Lieder, Op. 86: II. Feldeinsamkeit03:25
- Fünf Gesänge, Op. 72:
- 10Fünf Gesänge, Op. 72: I. Alte Liebe03:00
- Neun Lieder und Gesänge, Op. 32:
- 11Neun Lieder und Gesänge, Op. 32: II. Nicht mehr zu dir zu gehen02:14
- Fünf Lieder, Op. 71:
- 12Fünf Lieder, Op. 71: IV. Willst du, dass ich geh ?02:42
- Robert Schumann (1810 - 1856): Zwölf Gedichte, Op. 35:
- 13Zwölf Gedichte, Op. 35: I. Lust der Sturmnacht01:41
- 14Zwölf Gedichte, Op. 35: II. Stirb, Lieb' und Freud'06:25
- 15Zwölf Gedichte, Op. 35: III. Wanderlied02:58
- 16Zwölf Gedichte, Op. 35: IV. Erstes Grün02:46
- 17Zwölf Gedichte, Op. 35: V. Sehnsucht nach der Waldgegend02:42
- 18Zwölf Gedichte, Op. 35: VI. Auf das Trinkglas eines verstorbenen Freundes03:57
- 19Zwölf Gedichte, Op. 35: VII. Wanderung01:22
- 20Zwölf Gedichte, Op. 35: VIII. Stille Liebe04:06
- 21Zwölf Gedichte, Op. 35: IX. Frage01:12
- 22Zwölf Gedichte, Op. 35: X. Stille Tränen03:31
- 23Zwölf Gedichte, Op. 35: XI. Wer machte dich so krank ?02:24
- 24Zwölf Gedichte, Op. 35: XII. Alte Laute03:18
- Johannes Brahms: Vier Gesänge, Op. 70:
- 25Vier Gesänge, Op. 70: II. Lerchengesand03:41
Info for Poème d'un jour
Short just as love, life, poetry, and a winter concert given at the Théâtre de l’Athénée, this new B Records album proposes a program of musical miniatures, from Fauré to Schumann and Brahms. An opportunity to hear the baritone Stéphane Degout, one of the best french melodists, and his partner Simon Lepper behind his piano, in a sometimes soft, sometimes stormy, always romantic album.
Stéphane Degout, baritone
Simon Lepper, piano
A graduate of the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Lyon and member of the Atelier Lyrique de l’Opéra de Lyon, Stéphane Degout quickly came to international attention in his debut as Papageno at the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence. Since then, he has appeared on the world’s major operatic stages, namely the Opera de Paris, Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Opéra Comique, Berlin Staatsoper, la Monnaie, Theater an der Wien, Royal Opera House, Lyric Opera Chicago, Metropolitan Opera, the Teatro alla Scala, and the Bayerische Staatsoper. His numerous festival appearances include Salzburg, Saint Denis, Glyndebourne, Aix-en-Provence, Edinburgh and in Tokyo and Los Angeles.
Notable roles have included Oreste (Iphigénie en Tauride), Wolfram (Tannhaüser), Raimbaud (Comte Ory), Thésée (Hippolyte & Aricie), Dandini (Cenerentola), Mercutio (Roméo & Juliette), Guglielmo (Cosi fan tutte), Chorèbe (Les Troyens), il Comte Almaviva (Le nozze di Figaro), Rodrigue (Don Carlos), which he recently sang at the Opéra National de Lyon and the title roles in Thomas’ Hamlet, Monteverdi’s Orfeo, Conti’s Don Chisciotte and Ulisse in Il ritorno d’Ulisse in Patria. His natural affiliation with Debussy’s Pelléas has proven him to be one of the leading interpreters of this role.
As a recitalist, Stéphane Degout is renowned for his highly sensitive interpretations of French melody and German Lieder. He has worked a lot on this under the guidance of Ruben Lifschitz and has toured internationally in Amsterdam, Paris, London, Berlin, Brussels and New York. In concert he has performed with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra under Riccardo Muti and the Los Angeles Philharmonic under Esa-Pekka Salonen. At the Monnaie he sang Mahler’s Kindertotenlieder and Fauré’s Requiem under Alain Altinoglu, works which he has also sung with the Orchestre National de France under Emmanuel Krivine. His collaborations also include René Jacobs, Marc Minkowski, John Nelson, Raphaël Pichon and Charles Dutoit.
His dedication to the art has seen him create numerous operatic roles in works such as Benoît Mernier’s La Dispute and Philippe Boesmans’ Au Monde and Pinocchio. Most recently he has appeared as The King in George Benjamin’s new production Lessons in Love and Violence – a role which was written specifically for his voice. A reprise of this production was also performed this season at the Dutch National Opera.
Stéphane Degout’s recordings include Werther, Così fan tutte, Pelléas et Mélisande, Le Comte Ory, Hippolyte & Aricie and Les Boréades. He has also recorded Brahms’ Deutsches Requiem (piano version), Fauré’s Requiem, la Bohème for Deutsche Grammophon and Les Troyens for Erato. His solo disc ‘Mélodies’ for Naïve and album ‘Histoires Naturelles’ for B Records (which received a ‘ffff’ rating from Telerama) are dedicated to the pieces from the melodic repertoire of his native France. His 2018 album ‘Enfers’ (Harmonia Lundi), featuring Pygmalion and directed by Raphael Pichon, was critically acclaimed to the highest level and received a ‘diamond’ from Opera Magazine, a ‘ffff’ rating from Telerama and a Choc de Classica. Degout continued his collaborative streak with Harmonia Mundi, recording ‘Debussy – Harmonie du Soir’, which received le choix de France Musique, a ‘diamond’ from Opera Magazine, a Gramophone Recording of the Month and a German Record Critics’ Award. His recent recording alongside Les Siècles of ‘Les Nuits d’Eté’ by Berlioz was directed by François-Xavier Roth and received a ‘ffff’ rating from Telerama. Stéphane won the Grand Prix du Disque Charles Cros 2019 for these three recordings. In 2012, he was appointed ‘Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres’; a prestigious award which recognises ‘significant contribution to the enrichment of French cultural heritage’. The same year saw him named ‘Lyrical Artist of the Year’ at the Victoires de la Musique Classique awards ceremony, an accolade which he also won at the 26th ceremony in 2019.
This season will begin with Valentin (Faust) at the Teatro Real de Madrid, a role which he will also undertake at the Covent Garden Royal Opera House. He will return to Lyon with Lessons in Love and Violence and in Paris he will appear at the Opéra Comique in Hamlet, the Opéra Bastille in Les Troyens and at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées in Iphigénie en Tauride. This season Stéphane will also give recitals across Europe with his pianist Alain Planès.
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