Irène Joachim

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Irène Joachim born 13 March 1913 - died 20 April 2001
She was a French soprano, and later a vocal teacher.
Granddaughter of the great violinist Joseph Joachim, soprano Irène Joachim was a magnificent artist in her own right, beautiful in voice, visage, figure, and musicianship. Although she came to be identified most closely with the role of Mélisande, she was fluent in the German language and mastered not only French mélodie, but also German Lieder. Indeed, Joachim had learned German, while French was but a second language. The care she brought to her enunciation worked in all of her repertory, bringing poignancy and specificity to the operas she essayed and the songs she sang. The daughter of Herman Joachim and Suzanne Chaigneau, a violinist, Joachim was given lessons in the basic elements of music as soon as she was able to grasp the concepts. Violin studies followed at home, as did piano lessons, and the keyboard instrument became her favorite means for music-making until her voice was discovered. By the time she entered the Paris Conservatoire in 1935, Joachim had acquired sufficient musical understanding to provide an advantage in the demanding regimen there.
Joachim is particularly remembered for her interpretation of Mélisande in Pelléas et Mélisande[4] which she first sang at the Opéra-Comique on 12 September 1940, reprising it in France and abroad up to 1952; she recorded the role in April and May 1941 under Roger Désormière.
Irène Joachim also sang German lieder such as Schubert, Schumann, Berg: she won a 'Grand Prix du Disque' in 1959 for her recording of lieder by Carl Maria von Weber.In 1956 Joachim’s contract at the Opera-Comique concluded, but she went on to be active in broadcasting and recitals.
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Irène Joachim Discography Tracks

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MFS 398 Irène Joachim - Best Loved German Folk Songs album art Arne Dørumsgaard, Irène Joachim, Duncan Robertson (3) Arne Dørumsgaard, Irène Joachim, Duncan Robertson (3) - Best Loved German Folk Songs(LP) Monitor Records (2) MFS 398 US 1963 Sell This Version
Irène Joachim - Debussy: Pelléas and Mélisande album art Debussy*, Jacques Jansen, Irène Joachim, Henri Etcheverry*, Germaine Cernay, Paul Cabanel, Orchestre Symphonique, Roger Désormière, Maggie Teyte, Alfred Cortot, Mary Garden Debussy*, Jacques Jansen, Irène Joachim, Henri Etcheverry*, Germaine Cernay, Paul Cabanel, Orchestre Symphonique, Roger Désormière, Maggie Teyte, Alfred Cortot, Mary Garden - Debussy: Pelléas and Mélisande RCA Victor France 1988 Sell This Version
LD-M-8151 Irène Joachim - Chansons de France  album art Irène Joachim, Xavier Depraz, Helene Boschi Irène Joachim, Xavier Depraz, Helene Boschi - Chansons de France (10", Album) Le Chant Du Monde LD-M-8151 France Unknown Sell This Version
LD 048 Irène Joachim - 13 Lieder • 2me Sonate En La Bémol Majeur album art Irène Joachim & Helene Boschi / Von Weber* Irène Joachim & Helene Boschi / Von Weber* - 13 Lieder • 2me Sonate En La Bémol Majeur(LP, Album, Mono) BAM LD 048 France Unknown Sell This Version
FALP 35.001 Irène Joachim - Pelleas Et Melisande - 1 album art Debussy*, Irène Joachim, Jacques Jansen, Roger Désormière Debussy*, Irène Joachim, Jacques Jansen, Roger Désormière - Pelleas Et Melisande - 1(LP, Album) La Voix De Son Maître FALP 35.001 France Unknown Sell This Version
FALP 35.002 Irène Joachim - Pelleas Et Melisande - 2 album art Debussy*, Irène Joachim, Jacques Jansen, Roger Désormière Debussy*, Irène Joachim, Jacques Jansen, Roger Désormière - Pelleas Et Melisande - 2(LP, Album) La Voix De Son Maître FALP 35.002 France Unknown Sell This Version
LD-A-8079 Irène Joachim - Le Groupe Des Six album art Le Groupe Des Six Interprétés Par Irène Joachim De L'Opéra-Comique* Le Groupe Des Six Interprétés Par Irène Joachim De L'Opéra-Comique* - Le Groupe Des Six(10", Album) Le Chant Du Monde LD-A-8079 France Unknown Sell This Version
FALP 35.003 Irène Joachim - Pelleas Et Melisande - 3 album art Debussy*, Irène Joachim, Jacques Jansen, Roger Désormière Debussy*, Irène Joachim, Jacques Jansen, Roger Désormière - Pelleas Et Melisande - 3(LP, Album) La Voix De Son Maître FALP 35.003 France Unknown Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

DA-4917 Irène Joachim - An Chloé / Dans Un Bois album art Mme Irène Joachim* An Chloé / Dans Un Bois(Shellac, 10") La Voix De Son Maître DA-4917 France 1940 Sell This Version
17.307 Irène Joachim - Plaisir D'Amour album art Irène Joachim Plaisir D'Amour(7", EP) Panorama (4) 17.307 France 1960 Sell This Version
MH 84 Irène Joachim - Non, je ne regrette rien album art Anne Chapelle, Irène Joachim Anne Chapelle, Irène Joachim - Non, je ne regrette rien(7") Panorama (4) MH 84 France Unknown Sell This Version

Compilations

221715-348 Irène Joachim - Pelléas Et Mélisande album art Claude Debussy - Roger Désormière, Orchestre De La Société Des Concerts Du Conservatoire De Paris*, Jacques Jansen, Irène Joachim, Henri-Bertrand Etcheverry, Leïla Ben Sedira, Germaine Cernay, Paul Cabanel Claude Debussy - Roger Désormière, Orchestre De La Société Des Concerts Du Conservatoire De Paris*, Jacques Jansen, Irène Joachim, Henri-Bertrand Etcheverry, Leïla Ben Sedira, Germaine Cernay, Paul Cabanel - Pelléas Et Mélisande(3xCD, Comp, RE) Documents 221715-348 Germany 2003 Sell This Version