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Monday, November 18, 2013

Edison Denissov - "Boris Vian/La Vie en Rouge Cycle de mélodies & Colin et Chloé suite de l'opéra 'L'Ecume des Jours'



Edison Denissov - Boris Vian La Vie en Rouge Cycle de mélodies & Colin et Chloé suite de l'opéra 'L'Ecume des Jours'
Vinyl LP, France, 1983
Le Chant du Monde

Very little information about this album, except that Edison Denissov was a Russian composer who lived in Paris, and was quite fond of French literature, including the works of Boris Vian.  Side one is a suite of songs based on Vian's poetry with the vocal talents of Gerda Hartman.  Small orchestration behind the songs, but still quite operatic in style.  

The second side is "Colin et Chloé" an opera based on Vian's L'écume des Jours (Foam of the Daze).   It's is without a doubt an opera and i am not sure if it has ever been staged, but I like it.  There is a nice part of the piece where they use jazz melodies, which of course is the ultimate tribute to Vian and his world.   Interesting odd record within the world of Boris Vian.