Léo Delibes’ Lakmé: ‘Duo de fleurs’

Disks of Newton, Study for Fugue in Two Colors, Frantisek Kupka (c.1911), Orphism, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA, US, 77.5 x 73.6 cm, Image Source: wikiart, public domain
Mirages: Sabine Devieilhe – French Opera Arias. Album out 10 November 2017: http://wnrcl.me/mirages

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With Lyrics (click for English translation)

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The Classical Girl introduced me to The Flower Duet in her post, Melting into Léo Delibes’ “Flower Duet”. READ MORE HERE.

Thanks for Visiting 🙂

~Sunnyside

14 Comments Add yours

  1. shoreacres says:

    The thought of floral duets is intriguing. There certainly are flowers in our world that ‘sing together’ beautifully, like Bluebonnets and Indian Paintbrush. Perhaps ‘weeds’ are nothing more than flowers whose songs we can’t hear.

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    1. Yes! Thank for sharing, shoreacres. Words worth pondering. ❤️🙂

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      1. Wordsworth is worth pondering too.

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  2. hilda5462 says:

    Beautiful, Sunnyside! I was particularly taken by the tender and expressive conductor, the intense looks on the singers faces and of course this is a lovely piece!

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    1. Oh, I agree — seeing the faces changes how I hear the music. I always love finding good videos so I can see the performers. Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Hilda. 🙂

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  3. penwithlit says:

    Reblogged this on penwithlit and commented:
    Lovely- extraordinary

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  4. I seem to remember hearing a snippet of this piece in a television commercial. I don’t recall what product was being advertised.

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    1. The part that starts at 1:05 sounds familiar to me, also, but I have no clue where I might have heard it. Old Tom and Jerry cartoons do have an astonishing selection of classical snippets that permeated my childhood, though.🙂

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      1. Yes, those old cartoons did.
        I searched and found out that it was British Airways that used the Lakmé music in commercials:
        https://www.tvadvertmusic.com/british-airways-advert-classical-opera-music-lakme/

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      2. Now that is a great commercial! Thanks for sharing, Steve. 🙂

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  5. Candia says:

    Reminded me of when I sang The Flower Duet in Yorkshire with the soprano Virginia de Ledesma. We sang for a European group of paediatric surgeons in Leeds! Viens, Malika,….

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    1. Wow! Thanks for sharing, Candia. 🙂

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