Karen Coker Merritt – Canteloube: L’arada & Chants de France (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:01:24 minutes | 988 MB | Genre: Classical
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French composer Joseph Canteloube (1879-1957) made a life’s work of collecting, transcribing, and arranging folksongs. His Chants d’Auvergne has long been very popular. Much of the rest of his songs, though, have been unjustly neglected. Among these, L’arada emerges as a particularly intriguing work. A native of North Carolina, Dr. Coker-Merritt received her Master of Music degree from UNC-Greensboro, and her Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Vocal Performance at Florida State University. She began her professional operatic career with Pittsburgh Opera, studying as an apprentice with opera legends Renata Scotto, Régine Crespin and Renée Fleming. She made her professional operatic debut with Baltimore Opera in 2003. Sean Kennard has won top prizes in the Queen Elisabeth Competition (Belgium), the International Music Competition of Viña del Mar (Chile), the Vendome International Piano Competition (Portugal), the Sendai International Music Competition (Japan), the Hilton Head International Piano Competition (USA), the National Chopin Competition, the Iowa Piano Competition, the American Pianists Association, and the International Chopin Competition of the Pacific.


1. Karen Coker Merritt – No. 1, Los lauraires
2. Karen Coker Merritt – No. 2, La canson dels boiers
3. Karen Coker Merritt – No. 3, La mosada
4. Karen Coker Merritt – No. 4, L’ibèrnada
5. Karen Coker Merritt – No. 5, Mal sosc
6. Karen Coker Merritt – No. 6, Lauraires e trobaires
7. Karen Coker Merritt – No. 1 Auprès de ma blonde (Ronde d’île de France)
8. Karen Coker Merritt – No. 2 Où irai-je me plaindre? (Chant de Haut-Dauphiné)
9. Karen Coker Merritt – No. 3 Aou prat dé la roso/Au pré de la rose (Ronde d’Albert et Gascogne)
10. Karen Coker Merritt – No. 4 Montanyas regaldas/Délicieuses cȋmes (Chant de Roussillon)
11. Karen Coker Merritt – No. 5 Réveillez-vous (Chant de Guyenne et Languedoc)
12. Karen Coker Merritt – No. 6 D’ound v’enanatz, filheto?/D’où venez-vous, fillette? (Chant de Provence)
13. Karen Coker Merritt – No. 1 Quoand jou n’èri amourousete/Lorsque j’étais tant amoureuse
14. Karen Coker Merritt – No. 2 L’autre jour, en voulant danser (Rondeau de Gascogne)
15. Karen Coker Merritt – No. 3 Dodo, Nanette (Berceuse de Vendée)
16. Karen Coker Merritt – No. 4 Quand la Marie s’en va-t-à l’iau (Ronde du Poitou)
17. Karen Coker Merritt – No. 5 Il était un’ fregate (Ronde de la Saintogne)
18. Karen Coker Merritt – No. 6 Moué, quand j’étais chez mon père/La danse des gorets (Ronde de l’Anjou)