An Australian in ParisJane Rutter
- Label: ABC Classics
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- UPC: 00044007628225
- Cat #: 0762822
An artistic young musician goes to Paris to learn how to live...
Jane Rutter, Australia's queen of the flute, re-lives her student days in Paris.
This concert-theatre piece includes delicious French music from "la Belle Epoque" to the present day. Using French poetry and her own anecdotes, Jane relates her experiences in this most beautiful and romantic of cities, as well as the tales of many other artists, writers and musicians who flocked there to create and recreate themselves. Including the company of Pablo Picasso, Charles Baudelaire, Paul Verlaine, Colette, Josephine Baker, Janet Flanner and Gertrude Stein, this wonderful full length DVD was performed over 2 nights at the Independent Theatre in Sydney, to critical acclaim.
Jane plays music by Claude Debussy, Charles Aznavour, Gabriel Fauré, Claude Bolling, André Jolivet, George Gershwin, Marin Marais, Maurice Ravel, Edith Piaf, Cole Porter & Henry Mancini on both CD and DVD, with the CD being re-recorded, edited and mastered in state of the art recording studios.
Written, devised and musical direction by Jane Rutter
Stage Director: Stuart Maunder • Directors: Jane Rutter & David Mitchell
Producer: Jane Rutter
Filmed at the Independent Theatre, Sydney and on location in Paris.
The DVD includes the full concert-theatre piece ‘An Australian in Paris’ and special features:
- Parisian Lyricism and the Rampal Flute Philosophy – interview with Jane Rutter
- The French Flute Tradition – Jane Rutter interviews eminent French flutist Raymond Guiot
- Addicted to Flute – coaching with Raymond Guiot, and a flute encounter on the streets of Paris
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An Australian in Paris - Track Listing
- 01. Prélude à L'Après-midi d'un Faune (excerpt) (Video)
- 02. ‘It was my final year at the Sydney Conservatorium High…' (Video)
- 03. La Vie en Rose (Video)
- 04. ‘So I arrived in my City of Light via hovercraft and train…' (Video)
- 05. Les Folies d'Espagne – Part I
- 06. Je Connois Mort
- 07. Les Folies d'Espagne – Part II
- 08. ‘In 24 hours, not only did I have a new English friend…'
- 09. Syrinx
- 10. L'Après-midi d'un Faune (excerpt)
- 11. ‘Oh, Paris – Have you ever been there?'
- 12. She
- 13. ‘Paris is the city of great lovers…'
- 14. Paris Was Yesterday (excerpt)
- 15. It Ain't Necessarily So
- 16. ‘Ah, pagan Paris!...'
- 17. Incantation: Pour que l'enfant qui va naître soit un fils
- 18. ‘Now if you play that six times before bed…'
- 19. Night without Sleep (excerpt)
- 20. Berceuse
- 21. ‘Now I don't know if any of you believe in past lives…'
- 22. Bolero
- 23. ‘And then for me came the icing on the Parisian cake…'
- 24. Veloce
- 25. Suite de trois morceaux, Op. 116
- 26. I Love Paris
- 27. ‘Even though I loved this city with all my heart…' / Clair de lune
- 28. Les Chemins de l'amour
- 29. ‘Oh Poulenc – I just adore his music…'
- 30. Gay Paree
- 31. ‘Now comes the night…'
- 32. Krishna
- 33. Golliwogg's Cakewalk (excerpt)
- 34. ‘Colette wrote literary portraits…'
- 35. Golliwogg's Cakewalk (excerpt)
- 36. ‘You know, Paris is a city in which you can go mad…'
- 37. Brave
- 38. ‘This has been just one night for an Australian in Paris'
- 39. Salut d'Amour
- 40. ‘The Demoiselles down at the Moulin Rouge…'
- 41. Galop: Le Cancan
- 42. ‘The Parisians have borrowed so many words from the English language…'
- 43. The French Song
- 44. Apollinaire Said
- 45. Scherzino, Op. 55 No. 6
- 46. Fantaisie brillante sur Carmen (Excerpt)
- 47. Fantaisie brillante sur Carmen (Excerpt)