GIACOMO MEYERBEER (1791-1864): Le ricordanze, De' miei giorni, Il nascere e il fiorire d'una rosa, Sceglier fra mille un core, Da voi, da voi, cari lumi, Giura il nocchier, Bei labbri che amore, Se non ti moro allato, Basta dir ch'io sono amante, La dame invisible, Rachel à Nephtali, La Ballade de la Reine Marguerite de Valois, Sur le balcon, Le baptême, La folle de St. Joseph, Chant de mai, Nella, Komm, du schönes Fischermädchen, Die Rose, die Lilie, die Taube, die Sonne, Hör ich das Liedchen klingen, Suleika, Mina, Luft von Morgen, Der Garten des Herzens, Scirocco, Frühling im Versteck.

Catalogue Number: 03M040

Label: Naxos

Reference: 8.572367

Format: CD

Price: $11.98

Description: Many of these were composed for performance in fashionable salons but they are far from "salon romances". The sharpness of Meyerbeer's response to the texts, the formal simplicity of the songs, his rich melodic gift, elegant sense of rhythm and affecting harmonies mark these out more as serious mélodies and Lieder while the Italian group ranges from the early (1810) canzonette, light and playful, to a couple with the intensity and drama of short operatic scene. Texts and translations available on-line. Sivan Rotem (soprano), Jonathan Zak (piano).

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