Beau Soir by Claude Debussy poem by Paul Bourget


"Beau Soir" is a French art song written by Claude Debussy. It is a setting of a poem by Paul Bourget. Debussy was seventeen or eighteen when he wrote this song (ca.1880), and his music was marked by the aesthetics of the period. Sung here by Christian Tatonetti Lorsque au soleil couchant les rivières sont roses Et qu'un tiède frisson court sur les champs de blé, Un conseil d'être heureux semble sortir des choses Et monter vers le coeur troublé. Un conseil de goûter le charme d'être au monde Cependant qu'on est jeune et que le soir est beau, Car nous nous en allons, comme s'en va cette onde: Elle à la mer, nous au tombeau. "Beau Soir" has been recorded by many singers, including Barbra Streisand (on her album Classical Barbra), Maggie Teyte, Jean Stilwell, Véronique Gens,Christian Tatonetti (seen on this video) Giuseppe de Luca, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, and Jessye Norman Christian Tatonetti was born in Montreal. http://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/the-art-flying-sitar-voice/id281416999 He lived for ten year son Salt Spring Island, and now resides in Victoria. This innovative musician plays sitar, piano and is currently studying classical singing at the Victoria Conservatory of Music with the illustrious soprano Nancy Argenta. He won first prize for best original song at "Le Gala Provincial de laChanson" in British-Columbia in 2002. He was awarded "Best Singer Interpreter" at the same Provincial competition in 2004. Christian also joined Théâtre Inconnu for their production of ''Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris'' in Victoria. Christian is currently a chorus member of Pacific Opera Victoria. Last spring, Christian sang in Mozart's ''Cosi FanTutte'' and will sing once again with the company in Puccini's "LaBohème" in February 2011. In addition, he hosts a morning show called ''Bon Matin'' at a local French radio station in Victoria. (107.9 FM CILS) Christian also performs at music festivals and at Victoria's waterfront playing his sitar. Other activities include photography, making music videos and teaching French.

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