VALOIS LP MB 312: DUPARC Melodies, KRUYSEN, LEE, GALLAND 1972 NM
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Background on this item -
Eugène Marie Henri Fouques Duparc (21 January 1848 – 12 February 1933) was a French composer of the late Romantic period. He was born in Paris. He studied piano with César Franck at the Jesuit College in the Vaugirard district and became one of his first composition pupils. Following military service in the Franco-Prussian War, he married Ellen MacSwinney, from Scotland, on 9 November 1871. In the same year, he joined Saint-Saëns and Romain Bussine to found the Société Nationale de Musique Moderne.

Duparc is best known for his 17 mélodies ("art songs"), with texts by poets such as Baudelaire, Gautier, Leconte de Lisle and Goethe.

A mental illness, diagnosed at the time as "neurasthenia", caused him abruptly to cease composing at age 37, in 1885. He devoted himself to his family and his other passions, drawing and painting. But increasing vision loss after the turn of the century eventually led to total blindness. He destroyed most of his music, leaving fewer than 40 works to posterity.

He spent most of the rest of his life in La Tour-de-Peilz, near Vevey, Switzerland, and died in Mont-de-Marsan, in southwestern France, at age 85.

Duparc is buried at Père Lachaise Cemetery in Paris. A square in the 17th arrondissement of Paris, near the rue de Levis, is named in his honor.

VALOIS Records LP item - ORANGE record labels with SILVER lettering - see pictures for more detail
Record Made in FRANCE
Pressing is in STEREO
Record Speed: 33 rpm
Record Made in: 1972 (on heavy vinyl)
Record Catalog Number: MB 312

This listing is for a very rare, out of print LP featuring -

Henri DUPARC

Performers on this recording include -
Bernard Kruysen, baryton
Noel Lee, piano
Danielle Galland, soprano

LP Title / Music on this LP:
Duparc - Melodies (Art Songs) -
1. L'Invitation au Voyage
2. Serenade Florentine
3. La Vague et la Cloche
4. Extase
5. Chanson Triste
6. Lamento
7. Testament
8. Phidyle
9. Soupir
10. La Manoir de Rosemonde
11. Elegie
12. La Vie Anterieure
13. Au Pays ou se fait la Guerre

CONDITION Details:
The JACKET:
The LP jacket is in Near Mint minus condition.
The jacket has NO seam splits - it is completely intact (amazing given the age of this disc).
The  jacket shows just a bit of light shelf wear, primarily at the corners and seams.
The jacket has NO drill holes or saw marks of any kind.
There is NO hand writing on the front or back of the jacket.
The cover has clean and sharp colors - see pictures with this listing for more detail.

The LP (vinyl) itself:
The LP is in NEAR MINT minus condition. - A finer copy of this vintage LP would be very hard to find.
The LP retains most of the original gloss and sheen!
The record has NO serious marks on it, obviously well taken care of.
The record labels have NO significant spindle marks on them.
This is the near mint copy you have always wanted in your collection - any super picky audiophile should be happy with this one!
This LP may have a slight mark or two (spider marks) which are caused by sliding the LP in and out of the inner sleeve and are usually not audible on most audio systems.

Please understand that this is a vintage record LP - as such, one cannot expect the vinyl to sound like a brand new, audiophile pressing! Some noise is inevitable - for best results, always properly clean your LPs before playing them.

The LP is an audiophile quality pressing (any collector of fine MFSL, half speeds, direct to discs, Japanese/UK pressings etc., can attest to the difference a quality pressing can make to an audio system).

A Short Note About LP GRADING -
Mint {M} = Only used for sealed items.
Near Mint {NM} = Virtually flawless in every way.
Near Mint Minus {NM-} = Item has some minor imperfections, some audible.
Excellent {EXC} = Item obviously played and enjoyed with some noise.
Very Good Plus {VG+} = Many more imperfections which are noticeable and obtrusive.

Don't let this rarity slip by!!!

  • Item #: Valois LP MB 312 NM
  • Manufacturer: Valois Records
  • Condition: Used

VALOIS LP MB 312: DUPARC Melodies, KRUYSEN, LEE, GALLAND 1972 NM

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