FLORENT SCHMITT (1870-1958): Complete works for Female Voices - 6 Chœurs, Op. 81, En bonne voix, Op. 91, 3 Trios, Op. 99, De vive voix, Op. 131, 5 Refrains, Op. 132.
Catalogue Number: 03P070
Description: Whether a cappella or with piano accompaniment (Op. 81 was originally orchestral and the piano part reflects Schmitt's orchestral opulence), these compositions are aptly described by the title of the notes: "Humour and Seriousness". The former slightly prevails in songs after medieval texts and in fanciful onomatopoeic texts of Schmitt's own authorship which delight in the sheer beauty of sound without sense; others are pools of calm in a frothy sea. French texts. Marie-Cécile Milan (piano), Calliope - Régine Théodoresco, Voix de femmes; Régine Théodoresco.