5:49 Kiri Tekanawa sings Canteloube – Chants’ d’Auvergne – Baïlèro
Chants d’Auvergne (French pronunciation: English: Songs from the Auvergne) is a collection of folk songs from the Auvergne region of France arranged for soprano voice and orchestra or piano by Joseph Canteloube between 1923 and 1930. The songs are in the local language, Occitan. The best known of the songs is the “Baïlèro”, which has been frequently recorded and performed in slight variations of Canteloube’s arrangement, such as for choir or instrumental instead of the original soprano solo.
Netania Davrath, with an anonymous orchestra conducted by Pierre de la Roche
Véronique Gens, with the Orchestre National de Lille conducted by Jean-Claude Casadesus and Serge Baudo (including Triptyque and Chants de France)
Frederica von Stade, with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Antonio de Almeida (including Triptyque)
Kiri Te Kanawa,with the English Chamber Orchestra conducted by Jeffrey Tate
Dawn Upshaw, with the Orchestre National de Lyon conducted by Kent Nagano