Buy Dirait-On (SATB) by Morten Lauridsen at Choral Sheet Music . This exquisite work is the fifth of a set of choral settings of poems. The final piece, “Dirait-on,” is composed as a tuneful chanson populaire, or folksong, that weaves together two melodic ideas first heard in fragmentary form in. Check out Les Chansons Des Roses: V. Dirait-On (Morten Lauridsen, piano) by The Singers – Minnesota Choral Artists on Amazon Music. Stream ad-free or.
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The site is also available in several languages. Please use the dropdown buttons to set your preferred options, or use the checkbox to accept the defaults. Just as with the Mid-Winter Songs, Les chansons des roses are cast diraih-on an arch form. Thus Dirait-on, written first but placed last, becomes the voluptuous summation of the entire work.
Morten Lauridsen – how he wrote “Dirait-on” — Classical Chops
Lauridsen brilliantly durait-on the cumulative quality of Dirait-on—which is filled with elaborate polyphony that flows by as naturally as a stream—by reserving the entry of the piano for this luminous finale. Unlike the extroverted intensity that characterizes the Mid-Winter Songs, Les chansons des roses are so intimate as to suggest an introspective self-communing. Like the German poet, the American composer has tapped a profound source of inspiration by contemplating the evanescent beauty of a rose.
In his perceptive volume Reading Rilke: Reflections on the Problems of Translation, William H. In seinem dirat-on Band Reading Rilke: Update Required To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin.
Don’t show me this message again. Les chansons des roses composer. January Total duration: Les chanson des roses is a polyphonic delight that strategically delays the entry of the piano until the very end. Anyone who is interested in the best of choral music of our time will treasure this disc’ Audiophile Audition, USA. For choral—and especially Lauridsen—fans, neglecting this disc is not an option’ Classics Today. From a choir as good as Polyphony and wow, is it good in this piece! He is a perfectionist who commands an outstanding technique, and is able to create elegantly-finished works of art that radiate with the glow of what is truly right and inevitable.
The composer’s craftsmanship further leads to an amazing balance between the contemporary and the timeless. Doubtless this disc also attests to Lauridsen’s superb ability to write for choral voices while creating those atmospheric sounds which bring mortn feeling of inner peace to even the most unwilling ear. In this recording, the composer uses predominantly secular texts, emphasising most strongly his passionate devotion to poetry and the performances are no less riveting.
Stephen Layton marshals his choral and orchestral forces to telling effect and both singers and players display that austere discipline which is so vital to produce a blended and cohesive sound and do justice to Lauridsen’s harmonic language. Their glorious sound and subtle interpretations do complete justice to Lauridsen’s scores, including the Mid-Winter SongsLes chansons des roses and the brand-new, rapturous Nocturnes, of which this disc is the premiere recording.
The Polyphony performances make it clear why Lauridsen is today’s preeminent choral composer; you’ll hear every nuance of voicing and harmony, enveloped by a choral sound that is shaped by a masterly hand, with quicksilver changes and contrasts. Yet for all its musical intricacy, the work has a direct and powerful emotional impact—not the impact of a scream, but of an intimate whisper that cuts right through you.
Aside from poems written in his native tongue of German, Rilke created a substantial body of French verse.
In Dirait-on Lauridsen magically evokes the wistfulness of the chansons populaires immortalized by Edith Piaf.