vrijdag 25 maart 2016

Romance Nouvelle (1785) / Romance du Chevrier (1785) / Plaisir D'Amour (1800's) / Can't Help Falling In Love (1961) / I Want To Live (1969) / Eres Tu (1973)

"Plaisir d'amour" (literally "The pleasure of love") is a classical French love song written in 1785 by Jean-Paul-Égide Martini (1741–1816) ; it took its text from a poem by Jean-Pierre Claris de Florian (1755–1794), which appears in his novel "Célestine" (Nouvelle Espagnole), which was part of the book "Les Six Nouvelles de M. de Florian" (published in 1784)


The poem is an integral part of the Novel "Celestine" (Nouvelle Espagnole) and appears on page 123

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With a musical setting it was first published as "Romance Nouvelle" de M. Le Chevalier de Florian, sur une musique de M. Martini in the Periodique "Etrennes de Polymnie" (Jean Baudrais / 1785) (page 211)

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With the title "La Romance du Chevrier" it was published in 1785 in "Airs du Droit du Seigneur et trois romances nouvelles".

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Sometime around the beginning of the 19th Century the song was retitled "Plaisir D'Amour", and with this title the song became worldfamous.

One of the first recordings I could find:

(o) Monsieur Fernand (aka Emilo De Gogorza) (1902)
Recorded May 21, 1902 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Released on Victor 1405


In Canada this version was released on the Berliner-label.



Released on Berliner # 801.

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Listen here: http://www.phonobase.org/audio/AC-2010/2011_3541.mp3

2 years later Emilio De Gogorza recorded the song again, with another pseudonym.

(c) Sig. Carlos Francisco (aka Emilo De Gogorza) (1904)
Recorded June 9, 1904 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Matrix Victor B-1452


But, since "Plaisir D'Amour" is a French song, it could very well be, the first recording was done in France. The Albert Piccaluga version was recorded in Paris in 1902, probably before de Gogorza's version.

(c) Albert Piccaluga (1902)
Recorded in 1902 in Paris
Released on Pathe cylinder 1567


Piccaluga also recorded a version for the Columbia-label in 1902.
Released as Columbia cylinder 26232

(c) Jean Lassalle (1902)
Recorded in 1902 in Paris
Released on Pathe cylinder 2986



Listen here: http://www.phonobase.org/audio/AC-2010/2011_3705b.mp3


2 years later in September 1904 Lassalle recorded the song again in Paris
Released on the Odeon-label 33911 (matrix #XP1046)


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(c) Albert Vaguet (1902)
Recorded in Paris in 1902
Released on Pathe cylinder 3701


Around 1907 Vaguet again recorded a version of the song in Paris.
This version was released on Pathe 4547.


Listen here: http://www.phonobase.org/audio/AC-2010/2012_5917.mp3

(c) Lucien Fugére (1902)
Recorded in Paris in 1902
Released in September 1902  on Zon-o-phone X 2014


Listen here: http://www.phonobase.org/audio/AC-2010/2011_4998.mp3

On April 13, 1928 Lucien Fugére again recorded a version in Paris.
This version was released on Columbia D-13044

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(c) Mimi Pinson (1902)

Released in December 1902 on Zon-o-phone X 2091

(c) A Delcroix (1903) 

Released on Odeon X 33093


(c) Albert Alvarez (1903)
Recorded in Paris in 1903
Released on Pathe cylinder 1660



(c) Mlle Dalmee
Recorded in Bruxelles in 1904
Released on G&T (Zonophone) 83034 (matrix AO169d)

(c) Henri Weber,  (pseud: d'Haller, d'Haller)
Recorded in Paris in 1904
Released on G&T 3-32147 (3072f)

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(c) Edouard Coutreuil (1904)
Recorded in Bruxelles in 1904
Released on G&T 3-32165 (591e)

(c) Maurice Declery
Recorded in 1904 in Paris
Released on Edison cylinder 17072


Listen here: http://www.phonobase.org/audio/AA-CD01aCD99/CD30_27.mp3

(c) Pierre Cornubert (1905)
Recorded in Paris in 1905
Released on Apollon (Ultima) 176


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Also released on Arya (Ultima) 176

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(c) Charles Gilibert (1906)
Recorded January 1906
Released on Edison cylinder 17830

Listen here: http://www.phonobase.org/audio/AA-CD01aCD99/CD30_27.mp3

(c) Charles Gilibert (1907)
Recorded April 1, 1907
Released on Victor 85118

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(c) Maurice Renaud (1906)
Recorded in Paris in 1906
Released on the G&T label (#032046) (matrix 5801p)

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(c) Julia Guiraudon (1906)
Recorded in Paris in 1906
Released on the G&T label (#333619) (matrix 5995o)

(c) Emma Calvé (1908)

Recorded March 6, 1908 in Camden, New Jersey
Released on Victor 88134
And on Gramophone Monarch Record 033055

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(c) Katherine Jones (1910)
Recorded on May 24, 1910 in London.
Released on the Gramophone Company #7-33001 (matrix 11708e)

(c) Edmond Clément (1916)
Recorded 1916 in Paris
Released on Pathe 3098 (matrix 2986)

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(c) Eva Gauthier (1917)
Recorded November 15, 1917 in New York


(c) Louise Kirkby Lunn (1920)
Recorded on May 19, 1920 in London with Percy Pitt on piano.
Released on HMV DB510

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(c) Ruby Green 1923

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(c) Jean-Emile Vanni – Marcoux (1925)
with piano, Piero Coppola
Recorded September 24, 1925 in Paris
Released on HMV DB925

Vanni-Marcoux recorded "Plaisir D'Amour" Again in 1928 and 1933.

18 June 1928 / with piano, Piero Coppola
Plaisir d’amour (Martini) 4:08

22 November 1933 / with piano, Lucien Petitjean
Plaisir d’amour (Martini) 4:36


(c) Grigoras Dinicu (1927)
Released on Columbia-D8414

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(c) Nina Koshetz (1928)
Recorded November 8, 1928 in Camden, New Jersey
Released on Victor 9675

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(c) Richard Tauber (1928) (as "Liebesfreud-Liebesleid")
Recorded January 26, 1926 in Berlin
Released on Odeon O-4925

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(c) Ninon Vallin (1928)
Recorded November 24, 1928 in Paris
Released on Odeon 123584

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Or to a sample here: http://www.larousse.fr/encyclopedie/sons/Ninon_Vallin_Plaisir_damour_1927/1101871

(c) Louis Lynel (1928)
Directed by André Cadou
Recorded in December 1928
Released on Odéon 166.156

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(c) John McCormack (1929)

Excerpt from the only full length movie John McCormack ever made: "Song O' My Heart".
His accompanyist as always is Teddy Schneider. The concert was filmed at the Los Angeles Philharmonic Auditorium and the audience was comprised of paid extras.

On June 19, 1940 McCormack officialy recorded the song in the Abbey Road studio in London.
It was released on His Master's Voice label # DA 1829 (matrix#OEA8806-1)

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(c) Yvonne Printemps (1931)
Recorded December 8, 1931 in Paris
Released on Gramophone (HMV) DB1625

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(c) Tito Schipa (1932)
Recorded in Milan on April 20, 1932
Released on HMV DB2131

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(c) Beniamino Gigli (1935)
Recorded 27 April 1935, in Milan.
Released on HMV DB2530

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(c) Martha Angelici (1950)
Recorded in Paris on April 24, 1950 in Paris with Lily Laskine on harp
Released on La Voix De Son Maitre (HMV) DA 5031

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(c) Elvis Presley  (1961)  (as "Can't Help Falling In Love")


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(c) Marianne Faithfull (1965)


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(c) Willy Hagara (1967)  (as "Der Tanz Mit Dir")


Listen here: http://www.myvideo.de/musik/willy-hagara/der-tanz-mit-dir-video-m-9673857

(c) Aphrodite's Child (1969)  ("I Want To Live")


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(c) Michael Schanze (1970)  (as "Ich Hab Dich Lieb")  (Hit in Germany).


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(c) Brigitte Bardot & Guy Marchand (1971)
Sung in the movie "Boulevard Du Rhum".


(c) Nick Drake (1972)

A very short piece Nick Drake played after finishing the album Pink Moon. It is a hidden track not heard of until the release of the compilation album A Treasury in 2004 which was intended for the audiophile audience.

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(c) Mocedades (1973)  ("Eres Tu")

The 1973 Eurovision Song Contest was marked by a scandal, with "Eres tú" being accused of plagiarism following suggestions that it was merely a rewrite of the Yugoslav entry from the 1966 contest "Brez besed" ("Without words") sung by Berta Ambrož.
Nevertheless, "Eres tú" was not disqualified. It has been suggested that this may have been for political reasons, but I think it's because BOTH songs were inspired by "PLAISIR D'AMOUR"

Well judge for yourself:

BTW the Canadian national anthem might also be inspired by "Plaisir D'Amour".

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In 1993, British reggae band UB40 recorded "Can't Help Falling In Love" as the first single from their 1993 album Promises and Lies. The song was released in May 1993, in the majority of countries worldwide. It eventually climbed to number one on the Billboard Hot 100

(c) UB40 (1993)  (as "I Can't Help Falling In Love With You")


(c) Frank Boeijen (1995)  (as "Kan Er Niets Aan Doen")
Released on the live album "Stormvogels".


(c) Emmylou Harris (2003)
With Kate and Anna McGarrigle.


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