In 1917, French composers Louis Durey, Georges Auric, and Arthur Honegger formed the Nouveaux Jeunes under the aegis of Érik Satie which, in 1919, with the addition of Germaine Tailleferre, Francis Poulenc, and Darius Milhaud, became Les Six. Durey’s work has been relatively unexplored compared to his five colleagues.
Pianist and Durey scholar Jocelyn Dueck’s efforts have gone a long way towards righting that historical imbalance. Along with several critically acclaimed vocalists, she presents here this wonderful collection of recordings of several of succinct and rich art songs, in performances from unpremiered manuscripts.
with Jesse Blumberg (baritone), William Burden (tenor), Sidney Outlaw (baritone), and Adriana Zabala (mezzo-soprano)
released May 26, 2017
Jesse Blumberg (baritone), William Burden (tenor), Sidney Outlaw (baritone), and Adriana Zabala (mezzo-soprano)
Produced and Engineered by Adam Abeshouse
Edited, Mixed and Mastered by Adam Abeshouse
This recording was made possible in part by an award from
the Classical Recording Foundation
Special thanks to:
Anonymous, Joan Chiverton, Casie Dodge, Jeffrey Duban,
Ernest & Lorraine Dueck, Arlette Durey, Alain Durey, Even Dyrud,
Freyja Dyrud, The Field, Margo Garrett,
The David and Agatha Moll Charitable Fund, Katlyn Morahan,
Alexander Norelli, Fitz Patton, Ben Shirai, Dr. David Simpson,
Paul Sperry, and Pierre Vallet
Photography: Arielle Doneson (Jesse Blumberg),
Simon Pauly (William Burden), Dan Wonderly (Jocelyn Dueck),
Hai Tran (Sidney Outlaw), Craig VanDerSchaegen (Adriana Zabala)
Design: Marc Wolf (marcjwolf.com
Cover photo: Jeanette Hägglund
Translations from the French by Steven Jude Tietjen;
except Cantate de la rose et de l’amour, translation by Christopher Caines.
Texts and translations edited by Jocelyn Dueck and Christopher Caines.