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Symphonie No 45 "Les Adieux" en fa dièse mineur: IV. Finale
Franz Joseph Haydn, Karol Teutsch
08:39
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Camille - Bande originale du film 'Le mépris'
Georges Delerue
02:31
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Je suis venu te dire que je m'en vais
Serge Gainsbourg
03:23
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Addio del passato - Violetta
Giuseppe Verdi, Anna Netrebko
05:34
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Erlkönig, D. 328 (Op.1)
Franz Schubert, Bryn Terfel, Malcolm Martineau
04:23
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Tristan und Isolde, WWV 90 / Act 3: "Mild und leise wie er lächelt" (Isoldes Liebestod) - Live
Richard Wagner, Hildegard Behrens, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Leonard Bernstein
08:32
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The End - Live
The Doors
15:42
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Jesus' Blood Never Failed Me Yet
Gavin Bryars
26:02
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At Last
Aretha Franklin
03:51
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La Fida Ninfa / Act 3 Scene 10: Dite oimè
Antonio Vivaldi, Cecilia Bartoli, Il Giardino Armonico, Giovanni Antonini
03:08
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Chant de séparation
Waed Bouhassoun, Moslem Rahal
03:48
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Il diluvio universale, Act III "Il diluvio": Sinfonia di tempeste (A fuggire)
Michelangelo Falvetti, Leonardo García-Alarcón, Chœur De Chambre De Namur, Cappella Mediterranea
01:27
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Handel: Theodora, HWV 68, Act 2 Scene 5: No. 29, Duet, "To thee, thou glorious son of worth" (Theodora, Didymus)
George Frideric Handel, William Christie
04:34
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Otello: Ave Maria
Maria Callas
04:34
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On va tous crever
Didier Super
02:22
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Dido and Aeneas, Z. 626, Act III: Thy hand, Belinda...When I am laid in earth - Bonus Track
Henry Purcell, Sonya Yoncheva, Alessandro De Marchi
04:55
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Errance 2
Pierre Daven-Keller
04:01
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Das Lied von der Erde: VI. Der Abschied
Gustav Mahler, Jonas Kaufmann, Jonathan Nott, Wiener Philharmoniker
28:33
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It's Oh So Quiet
Björk
03:38
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Violin Concerto "To The Memory Of An Angel": 2. Allegro - Adagio
Alban Berg, Anne-Sophie Mutter, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, James Levine
16:13
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Pelléas et Mélisande, L.88 / Act 4: "C'est le dernier soir"
Claude Debussy, Francois Le Roux, Maria Ewing, Wiener Philharmoniker, Claudio Abbado
03:25
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Adieu
Nino Rota
01:52
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Winterreise D.911: Erste Abteilung: Gute Nacht
Franz Schubert, Werner Güra, Christoph Berner
05:21
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Adieu ma vie
Jeanne Moreau
02:36
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L'Orfeo, Favola in Musica (Opera en 5 Actes), SV 318 - Acte II, scène 5: Tu Se Morta, Mia Vita, Ed Io Respiro
Claudio Monteverdi, Rinaldo Alessandrini, Concerto Italiano, Sergio Foresti, Ferrarini Gianluca, Marco Scavazza, Raffaele Giordani, Luca Dordolo, Antonio Abete
02:26
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L'Orfeo, Favola in Musica (Opera en 5 Actes), SV 318 - Acte II, scène 6: Ahi Caso Acerbo
Claudio Monteverdi, Rinaldo Alessandrini, Concerto Italiano, Sara Mingardo
02:46
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Hallelujah Junction: 2nd Movement
John Adams
02:35
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La dernière séance
Eddy Mitchell
03:33

Farewell

The end is not limited to inescapable and final death. There are other kinds of endings, when we say goodbye or farewell, we leave one another, we depart.

The end is not limited to inescapable and final death. There are other kinds of endings that entail a burst of life, as painful as they may be. We say “goodbye” or “farewell”, when we leave each other, or we depart. Separations and breakups however are the result of a more active and thought-out decision. I chose to list various types of farewell, from the successive stage exit of musicians in Haydn’s eponymous symphony, to love breakups – Le Mépris original soundtrack, Gainsbourg, Jeanne Moreau, Björk, Pelleas’ departure, Orfeo’s turnaround and the definitive loss of Eurydice... Isolde’s passionate and radiant farewell to Tristan; the meeting set up in heaven in Theodora's duet; or Nino Rota’s symphony; the poignant a posteriori farewells Aretha Franklin expressed to her sister, or Mahler’s goodbye to his daughter in the Abschied, and Berg’s to Alma Mahler’s daughter, “in the memory of an angel”...

Waed Bouhassoun’s heartbreaking cry towards his destroyed native Syria, Falvetti’s universal deluge, the child kidnapping by the Erl-King, Violetta’s renunciation (in La Traviata) or Dido’s abjuration, to then being abandoned – a stunning lament from Purcell. Between life and death, between the beginning and the end, we sometimes live half-way: Hallelujah Junction; No Man's Land wandering; Air (Virgin Suicides); the voice of a homeless London man, musically dressed by Gavin Bryars; or Desdemona’s prayer in Othello. Critical condition is reached with a “deranged” Bowie and The Doors’ “end”, “in a desperate land”. I wanted to compose this playlist as a kind of intimate and cathartic soundtrack. To keep me from sinking, I turned the lights back on with Eddy Mitchell’s last screening (“La Dernière Séance”).

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