Joubert: Ariettes Oubliées

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Label: ALPHA
Catalog: ALPHA723

Py, Anne-Laure; Romances sans paroles; Joubert, Julien; Souchu-Barberon, Léonie; Jacob, Victor; Meyer, Albane; Maerten, Marie-Noëlle; Vallet, Vincent; Gal, Louis

‘You have understood nothing of my simplicity’, wrote Paul Verlaine in Child Wife. And that is precisely what Julien Joubert’s music seems to whisper to us with each note. The composer and pianist works regularly with the Maîtrise de Radio France, which has premiered many of his works. Here he has set two cycles by the great nineteenth-century poet to music for this recording (Ariettes oubliées and Aquarelles, for mixed choir). An ambitious program, yet accessible to everyone, in all simplicity. Julien Joubert is not the kind of composer people imagine them to be: he is impossible to classify, truly impossible. From musicals to opera to symphonic music, chamber music, ballet, theater, or film music, Julien Joubert continues to explore all forms of composition. Not forgetting his operas for children’s or youth choirs (more than eighty), several of which have been premiered and recorded by the Maitrise de Radio France. A cellist and pianist, sometimes a singer, Julien Joubert is passionate about all sorts of music: from the most complex sounding to light music.

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