Friday, December 27, 2013

Gratuitous Friday – Véronique Gens Chante Berlioz

Every time I see and hear  Véronique Gens perform, I like her even more than before. This is the first time I’ve heard her sing anything in her native language; her presentation of Berlioz's Les Nuite d'ete is just delightful! 

Mme. Gens enters the stage about 14:30 into the video. Click here for texts and translations of these songs. (The rest of the program is lovely, too; but, sadly there's no more singing.)

Lionel Bringuier is a (very) young French conductor who has already served six years as a resident conductor for the Los Angeles Phiharmonic (once filling in, mid-concert, for the"Dude" to conduct the same Tchaikovsky sixth we hear here), as well as conducting the New York Phil and a host of European ensembles.  


  1. I love her singing this music, too :-) Have you heard her album of Berlioz orchestral songs?

    1. I have'nt! I'll have to look for it. Thanks for the tip, and Happy New Year!

  2. Happy New Year to you, too, Rob! This is Veronique Gens's gorgeous Berlioz album that I was talking about:


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