Les Chemins de l'amour
|"Les Chemins de l'amour"|
|Song by Francis Poulenc|
|Text||by Jean Anouilh|
by Jean Anouilh
|Date||28 November 1940|
|Location||Théâtre de la Michodière, Paris|
"Les Chemins de l’amour" (The pathways of love), FP 106-Ia, is a song (mélodie) for voice and piano composed in 1940 by Francis Poulenc on lyrics by Jean Anouilh, based on a waltz sung from the incidental music of the play Léocadia.
Composed in October 1940, the song is dedicated to the comedian and singer Yvonne Printemps, who sang it at the premiere of the play Léocadia on 1 December 1940. The song was somewhat successful, and Printemps recorded it.
Max Eschig published the score in 1945.
The American singer Jessye Norman made it one of her favorite tunes.
- Yvonne Printemps and Marcel Cariven (conducting).
- André Schlesser and Georges Delerue (conducting). Grand Prix du disque.
- Felicity Lott (soprano) and Graham Johnson (piano) - Hyperion.
- Jessye Norman (soprano) and Dalton Baldwin (piano) - Philips.
- Véronique Gens (soprano) and Roger Vignoles (piano) - Erato.
- Patricia Petibon (soprano), Christian-Pierre La Marca (cello), Amandine Savary (piano) - Sony.
- Sophie Karthauser (soprano), Eugène Asti (piano) - Harmonia Mundi
- Mischa Maisky (cello), Daria Havora (piano) - Deutsche Grammophon