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  Исполнитель(и) :
   Cocciante, Richard  (Composer) , Luc Plamondon (Lyrics) 
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  Наименование CD :
   Notre Dame De Paris



Год издания : 1999

Компания звукозаписи : Cocciante, Plamondon, (ru)

Музыкальный стиль : Musical Theater

Время звучания : 2:16:33

К-во CD : 2

  Комментарий (рецензия) :

CD, стоящие на полке рядом : Pop Art      

Composer Richard Cocciante and lyricist Luc Plamondon's musical Notre-Dame de Paris, based on the 1831 Victor Hugo novel (usually translated into English as The Hunchback of Notre-Dame), was an enormous French hit, both onstage in Paris and in record stores, where the cast album topped the charts. American lyricist Will Jennings was brought in to create an English-language version, and this is the result. The original backing tracks have been retained, as has much of the French cast - Garou as Quasimodo, Daniel Lavoie as Frollo, Luck Mervil as Clopin, and Bruno Pelletier as Gringoire - though Australian pop star Tina Arena has been brought in as Esmeralda, Steve Balsamo sings the role of Phoebus, and Natasha St-Pierre is Fleur-de-Lys. The album begins with a pop recording of Esmeralda's final ballad, "Live for the One I Love," rendered by "guest star" Celine Dion.

Hugo is a popular author for French musical theater writers, also having written Les Misйrables, which was successfully adapted into a musical by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schцnberg. And Notre-Dame de Paris, though an early work (he published it before he was 30), has had a long life, having been adapted into several films, including a Disney-produced animated musical version in 1996. Set in the 15th century, it tells the tragic tale of the love several men feel for a gypsy (Esmeralda), a captain (Phoebus), the hunchbacked bell ringer of the Notre-Dame Cathedral (Quasimodo), and the cathedral's priest (Frollo). There is a temptation when adapting it to emphasize its "beauty and the beast" aspect by focusing on Esmeralda and Quasimodo. This allows for cutting and simplification, but also tends to give the story more of a gothic-horror element than the author originally intended. But Cocciante and Plamondon restore the complicated romantic quartet, which means that many of the songs find these characters agonizing over their thwarted love.

On a single disc, with a running time of just over an hour (as opposed to the two-disc original cast version), this recording of Notre-Dame de Paris makes it sound like a ballad-heavy show. Song after song is taken at a slow pace, with brief melodic motifs repeated over and over. The French cast members adapt to the change in language without much trouble, perhaps in part because Jennings' translations are so spare and simple. Most notable among those repeating their roles is Garou, who has a gravelly, Joe Cocker-like voice appropriate for the long-suffering Quasimodo. Arena is fine and, in fact, handles "Live for the One I Love" better than the characteristically overexcited Dion. But based only on this recording, one is left wondering what all the fuss in Paris was about, since the show seems to drag along for most of its length. It may take a staging of the musical in an English-speaking country to explain what the French found so compelling.

- William Ruhlmann

The original cast recording of Notre Dame de Paris showcases Richard Cocciante's evocative songs, which have been translated into English by composer/lyricist Will Jennings. Based on The Hunchback of Notre Dame, the musical combines opera, rock, and pop elements to tell the story of the loyal hunchback Quasimodo and the beautiful gypsy Esmeralda through songs like "The Bohemienne Song," "My Heart If You Will Swear," "The Age of Cathedrals," and "The Birds They Put in Cages." The album also features two versions of the hit song "Live," one by Celine Dion and one by Tina Arena. A vivid, memorable musical from a classic tale.

- Heather Phares


  Соисполнители :

Bruno Pelletier (Vocals)
Claude Engel (Guitar)
Claude Salmieri (Percussion)
Daniel Lavoie (Vocals)
Jannick Top (Bass)
Jean-Claude Oudot (Conductor)
Julie Zenatti (Vocals)
Luck Mervil (Vocals)
Marc Chantereau (Percussion)
Marina Albert (Conductor)
Patrick Fiori (Vocals)
Serge Perathoner (Keyboards)


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   1 01 Ouverture         0:01:02 Cocciante / Plamondon
   1 02 Le Temps Des Cathйdrales         0:03:23 -"-
   1 03 Les Sans-Papiers         0:03:36 -"-
   1 04 Intervention De Frollo         0:00:32 -"-
   1 05 Bohйmienne         0:05:20 -"-
   1 06 Esmerelda Tu Sais         0:01:46 -"-
   1 07 Ces Diamants-La         0:01:59 -"-
   1 08 Le Fete Des Fous         0:03:54 -"-
   1 09 Le Pape Des Fous         0:02:54 -"-
   1 10 La Sorciere         0:01:17 -"-
   1 11 L'Enfant Trouve         0:01:43 -"-
   1 12 Les Portes De Paris         0:01:58 -"-
   1 13 Tentative D'Enlevement         0:01:50 -"-
   1 14 La Cour Des Miracles         0:05:13 -"-
   1 15 Le Mot Phcebus         0:01:01 -"-
   1 16 Beau Comme Le Soleil         0:02:01 -"-
   1 17 Dechire         0:03:13 -"-
   1 18 Anarkia         0:00:52 -"-
   1 19 A Boire         0:01:52 -"-
   1 20 Belle         0:04:54 -"-
   1 21 Ma Maison C'est Ta Maison         0:03:06 -"-
   1 22 Ave Maria Paпen         0:03:36 -"-
   1 23 Je Sens Ma Vie Qui Bascule         0:00:23 -"-
   1 24 Tu Vas Me D'Amour         0:03:04 -"-
   1 25 L'Ombre         0:01:30 -"-
   1 26 Le Val D'Amour         0:03:05 -"-
   1 27 La Volupte         0:02:12 -"-
   1 28 Fatalite         0:01:26 -"-
   2 01 Florence         0:04:10 -"-
   2 02 Les Clфches         0:05:39 -"-
   2 03 Ou Est-Elle?         0:02:39 -"-
   2 04 Les Oiseaux Qu'on Met En Cage         0:03:10 -"-
   2 05 Condamnes         0:02:54 -"-
   2 06 Le Procиs         0:01:30 -"-
   2 07 La Torture         0:01:08 -"-
   2 08 Phcebus         0:01:39 -"-
   2 09 Etre Prкtre Et Aimer Une Femme         0:03:35 -"-
   2 10 La Monture         0:02:20 -"-
   2 11 Je Reviens Vers Toi         0:01:43 -"-
   2 12 Visite De Frollo A Esmerelda         0:01:13 -"-
   2 13 Un Matin Tu Dansais         0:02:39 -"-
   2 14 Liberes         0:02:29 -"-
   2 15 Lune         0:03:14 -"-
   2 16 Je Te Laisse Un Sifflet         0:00:40 -"-
   2 17 Dieu Que Le Monde Est Injuste         0:03:42 -"-
   2 18 Vivre         0:03:55 -"-
   2 19 L'Attaque De Notre-Dame         0:04:30 -"-
   2 20 Deportes         0:01:14 -"-
   2 21 Mon Maitre, Mon Sauveur         0:02:08 -"-
   2 22 Donnez-La Moi         0:00:44 -"-
   2 23 Danse Mon Esmerelda         0:04:52 -"-
   2 24 Danse Mon Esmerelda         0:03:39 -"-
   2 25 Le Temps Des Cathйdrales         0:02:25 -"-

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