AGP135 - Charles Chaynes (1925-) | Pour un Monde Noir (1980)






  1. Pour un Monde Noir 1, 1979 [10:19] [MP3]

  2. Pour un Monde Noir 2 [8:18] [MP3]

  3. Pour un Monde Noir 3 [6:49] [MP3]

  4. Pour un Monde Noir 4 [7:15] [MP3]

  5. Quatre Poemes de Sappho, 1968 [23:03] [MP3]

  6. Pour un Monde Noir 1, 1979 [10:19] [FLAC]

  7. Pour un Monde Noir 2 [8:18] [FLAC]

  8. Pour un Monde Noir 3 [6:49] [FLAC]

  9. Pour un Monde Noir 4 [7:15] [FLAC]

  10. Quatre Poemes de Sappho, 1968 [23:03] [FLAC]

  11. AGP 135 notes [TXT]

  12. LP liner notes [PDF]



NOTES

AGP135 is the first of three featuring the music of Charles Chaynes, a French composer who held executive positions at France-Musique and Radio-France for much of his career, and so has produced a smaller body of work than he might have otherwise. This installment includes all of the vocal music by Chaynes that I could find in my stacks. This is fetchingly lyrical music exploring a broad range of harmonies and timbres. The influence of Messiaen comes to the fore every once in a while (and that's never a bad thing), but otherwise the style is distinctive.

The LPs transcribed for this installment are both in excellent condition with little pressing noise. There is gratifyingly little tracking distortion even during the most challenging vocal passages. The installment includes a PDF file with scans of the liner notes from all four LPs included in this and the next two installments.