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Image The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1
Christophe Rousset, harpsichord

Recording 'The Well-tempered Clavier' is a bit like climbing Everest, and this new recording by Christophe Rousset devoted to Book I has been eagerly awaited. With modesty and rigour, he gives a rich, varied interpretation of this monument to Art, revealing its secrets to us in a highly informative introductory text. Performed on the magnificent Rückers harpsichord at the Château of Versailles, Nicolas Bartholomée's recording ideally reproduces the full, fruity savour of this instrument that has miraculously been preserved.

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Image Piano Sonatas
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Image String Quartet Voces Intimae & Serenade for String
Founded in 1981, the Orchestre d'Auvergne is a string ensemble whose excellence is recognised well beyond European borders. Led by Roberto Forés Veses since 2012, they occupy a special place in the French musical landscape. This new recording from Aparté pairs Tchaikovsky's Serenade with an orchestral arrangement of Sibelius's String Quartet 'Voces Intimae'.

95 kr (159 kr)
Image Harpsichord Sonatas
The harpsichordist Francesco Corti gives us a pre-revolutionary Haydn, very close to Domenico Scarlatti and CPE Bach, marked by the counterpoint of Johann Joseph Fux. The feeling of freedom that he expresses serves wonderfully the musicality of these masterpieces of keyboard music.

Francesco Corti was born in Arezzo, Italy, in a musical family in 1984. He studied organ in Perugia, then harpsichord in Geneva and in Amsterdam. First prize winner in the international competition 'Johann Sebastian Bach' Leipzig in 2006, Francesco Corti regularly plays with Les Talens Lyriques [Rousset], Le Concert des Nations (Jordi Savall), Les Musiciens du Louvre [Minkowski], Pulcinella ensemble and Leipzig Baroque Orchestra. His solo recordings include a CD of Louis Couperin Suites, the Partitas by J. S. Bach and the two piano quartets by Mozart recorded on the original instrument owned by the composer, now in Salzburg. This is his first CD for Evidence Classics.

95 kr (159 kr)
Image Igor Stravinsky In USSR
Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra, Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra of USSR / Yevgeny Mravinsky

Russian born, naturalized French and later American citizen, Igor Stravinsky made a triumphant return to the USSR for three days in October of 1962 at the invitation of Khrushchev. In concert, he conducted Apollon Musagéte and the Song of the Volga Boatmen. This disc celebrates that historic visit. Also featured here is Yevgeny Mravinsky leading the Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra in Stravinsky's Orpheus, Ode and Fireworks.

95 kr (159 kr)
Image Triangoli
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Image Purcell & L'Italie
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Image Cantabile e Suonabile
To play a repertoire for solo violin represents the ultimate challenge for a violinist. These works are actual tours de force, fields of experimentation that push back the limits of an instrument with a monodic basis.
According to the aesthetics of his time, Tartini forgoes the counterpoint while sublimating its melodic side. Polyphony, discreet but present, keeps with the exclusive function of support to the song. He focuses on the substance of music itself, its capacity to move, its power to evoke, as only the greatest geniuses have been able to do.
Adapting the bow technique is necessary in order to do the master of Padua's legendary control justice in that matter.
Tartini's music requires a real claim over his style, in order to properly grasp its substance. At the crossroads between baroque and classical, it cultivates a chiaroscuro prized by the painters of the time, thanks to the unending alternation of cantabile and suonabile parts.

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Image Violin Concerto
Yossif Ivanov, violin
Lyon National Opera Orchestra
Kazushi Ono, conductor

Dutilleux's works for concerted violin are among the composer's finest and this is the first time L'Arbre des songes and Sur le même accord have been presented together on the same CD. A parallel is drawn between these two works and the Violin Concerto by Rafaël D'Haene, who studied composition with Dutilleux. The latter is recorded here by the composer's favourite interpreter.

Acclaimed as "one of the great violinists of tomorrow" by Diapason, 23-year-old Yossif Ivanov has indeed established himself as a leading violinist. His first recording, for Ambroisie/Naïve, was awarded the coveted Diapason d'Or de l'Année 2006, and his subsequent recordings have all been greeted warmly by the critics.

Ivanov now leads an international career and this recording is the result of his long collaboration with the Orchestra of Lyon Opéra, conducted by Kazushi Ono, in repertoire rarely or never before recorded.

A rare and accomplished recording.

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Image Four Seasons (The)
David Grimal, violin
Les Dissonances

The spirit of "Les Dissonances" is one of bringing together disparate worlds, there lies its specificity. The ensemble varies in size according to the requirements of the repertoire and plays without a conductor. It has absolute freedom in its choice of programmes. Such autonomy enables the musicians to fulfil their first objective, which is to go out and meet new audiences that have tended to be intimidated by "classical" music and to enable them to see the major works of the repertoire in a different light. Sharing music with audiences means highlighting contemporary composers along with those of the past. David Grimal and Les Dissonances invite audiences to take part in the adventure of music, and at the same time they give music back its universality.

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Image Symphony No. 5

This second Beethoven recording by Les Dissonances in aid of the homeless is available in a CD edition and a DVD with pictures by Heliox Films. Recorded live in Dijon it reflects the tour on which the ensemble is about to embark (October 2011), with concerts centred on Beethoven's Second Symphony. Conducted by violinist David Grimal, Les Dissonances present an exciting, exhilarating interpretation of this masterpiece,

173 kr (289 kr)
Image Cello Concerto
Ophélie Gaillard, cello
Orchestre de la Radio Nationale de Roumanie / Tiberiu Soare

Schumann's Cello Concerto was long regarded as a minor achievement; it has also been accused of treating the solo instrument unfavourably. As is often the case with the compositions of Schumann's middle and late periods, interpreters must to understand its singularity in order to bring it out. It is thanks to great performers such as the legendary cellist Pablo Casals, for whom Schumann's Cello Concerto was "one of the finest works one could wish to hear - sublime music from beginning to end", that this work now at last has its rightful place in the repertoire.

Although relations between Schumann and Liszt were often clouded by Clara's lack of understanding, and even jealousy, Liszt recognised his friend's genius better than anyone, and at Weimar conducted scores that had not been understood when they were first performed. We do not know whether or not Liszt knew the Cello Concerto, but he was reliant on transcriptions as a source of incme. Ophélie Gaillard has chosen five pieces for cello and piano: two were originally songs with piano accompaniment written in his youth; the other three pieces, dating from the end of Liszt's life, show the soberness and bold language that characterise his late works.

Although a Baroque specialist, Gaillard is also very fond of Romantic repertoire. Her recording for Ambroisie of the complete cello works of Schumann, Fauré, then Chopin were highly acclaimed by the press, while the solo album Dreams (Aparté), made at the legendary Abbey Road Studios in London with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, proved to be a great public success.

Ophélie Gaillard plays a cello by Francesco Goffriller (1737), generously loaned to her by CIC, and also an anonymous Flemish violoncello piccolo.

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Image Owls Talk
Alexandra Grimal - tenor & soprano saxophones
Lee Konitz - alto saxophone
Gary Peacock - bass
Paul Motian - drums

"An incredible encounter. A moment suspended in time. I don't have the words to describe what happened on those cold days in December 2009. Singular emotions, beyond anything language can express. A waking dream... or the awakening of a dream? They entered the studio one by one. We got going very soon. The mood was joyful. On Lee's sweater, a cat swathed in a scarf. Paul, true to form, in sneakers and dark glasses. Gary, with an infinitely gentle smile. We took out the instruments. Paul fixed the cymbals on the drum kit. Silence. "Begin anywhere," John Cage would say. Leap into space: first sound, second sound, off we go. Producing a sound is a way of expressing one's existence in the world. The sound rends the silence. The silence is not the same afterwards. It is still heavy with sound, as if marked by its emotion. Sound as an identity, a genetic code. The sound of each instrument speaks of itself."
(Alexandra Grimal)

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Image Bad Guys - Opera Arias
Opera arias from Amadigi, Ariodante, Ottone

Xavier Sabata (counter tenor)

Il Pomo d'Oro, Riccardo Minasi

Xavier Sabata is an exceptional singer. He takes the music from a resolutely revolutionary angle, accompanied by the Italian ensemble Il Pomo d'Oro, conducted by Riccardo Minasi.

This album, dedicated to the 'bad boys' in operas by Georges Friedrich Handel, is crossed with tears, joy and rage. A wonder to all lovers of exceptional vocal discoveries.

During the 2011-2012 season, Xavier Sabata appears at the most prestigious opera houses, festivals and concert halls in Europe, with the best orchestras. Born in Barcelona in 1976, he graduated in drama from the Theatre Institute in his hometown. He rstudied with the famous duo of Mitsuko Shirai and Hartmut Höll and participated in master classes with Montserrat Figueras, Richard Levitt and Christoph Prégardien. His participation in the 'Coronation of Poppea' by Monteverdi at the Opera de Lyon marked the beginning of his regular collaboration with Les Arts Florissants and William Christie. Upcoming engagements include the lead at the Royal Opera Oviedo (Ottone, in Agrippina), the Megaron in Athens, at the Theater an der Wien and at the Royal Opera of Versailles. He sang Iarba in Cavalli's 'La Didone' at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in Paris, subsequently recorded by Decca.

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Image Poems
Coming from a family of Sino-Swiss artist Louis Schwizgebel became known to a wider audience in 2012 after receiving the
second prize at the International Piano Competition in Leeds (broadcast live on BBC TV and BBC Radio Four 3). Regular on
the appointment, he won at the age of 17 years, the Geneva International Competition and two years later the Young Concert
Artists International Auditions in New York.
Time magazine had long since announced that Louis Schwizgebel earn "its place among the elite of the international scene,"
Die Nordostscheweiz proclaimed "visionary creator" when The New York Times praised the brilliance of his game.
There is no doubt that music lovers will appreciate the finesse of this pianist poet.
And it is the poetry that Louis Schwizgebel decided to dedicate his first album.
In Gaspard de la nuit, Ravel transcribed three poems in the collection of Aloysius Bertrand, considered the founder of prose
poetry book. There reflects the tenderness of romance and sensuality.
The perpetual motion of Auf dem Wasser zu singen, melancholy and lyrical Ständchen, and the sinister swirl of Goethe Erlkönig: three Schubert songs transcribed by Liszt.
With Elis Louis Schwizgebel plunges us into the bruised innocence poems of Georg Trakl music by Holliger, to finish on the lighter theme loves Liszt: The Valley Obermann centerpiece of the first book of the year of pilgrimage.
Poems of Louis Schwizgebel is hard to literary resonances for love, marriage of music and poetry.

95 kr (159 kr)
Image Made in France
The talented young French clarinettist Pierre Génisson, a graduate of the Paris Conservatoire, has chosen to devote his first solo recording, on the Aparté label, to music that, as he puts it, is part of [his] DNA . To a programme of French music, therefore, with works by Claude Debussy, Ernest Chausson, Camille Saint-Saëns, Jean Françaix, Francis Poulenc and Jules Massenet: pieces of rare sensitivity and emotion, written for clarinet and piano, all of them composed, in close collaboration with professors of the Paris Conservatoire, for the exit examinations of that institution. The compositions span some 150 years. 'French composers, especially those close to the impressionist movement, knew how to magnify the timbres of these two instruments and bring out an amazing palette of sound and an outstandingly rich harmony. For me these works are three-dimensional, with light, colour and texture. That is what I wish to share through this recording.' Pierre Génisson, June 2014

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Image Alvorada
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Image Complete Songs
Tassis Christoyannis, baritone
Jeff Cohen, piano

Born in 1823 and dying in 1892, Édouard Lalo encompassed this period of Romanticism that witnessed the evolution of the romance de salon genre into the mélodie française or French art song. Injustice of posterity: only Fauré, Duparc and Debussy have acquired true fame in this genre, and yet, Lalo's compositions boast a profusion of ideas and perfect adaptability to aesthetic evolutions. The two scènes de salon for voice and piano (Le Novice and L'Adieu au désert) thus fall within a practice going back to the First Empire, whereas the seven romances (six of which are settings of texts by the excellent lyricist Béranger) stem from a mode that was at its height under the July Monarchy. As for the 23 mélodies written between 1855 and 1890 - some of them on texts by Victor Hugo - they perhaps owe their vocal inspiration to Lalo's marriage to the contralto Julie Bernier de Maligny. This would explain the particular care and quality brought to this corpus, not yet well enough known.

This disc is the second in the series devoted to French song and coproduced with the Palazzetto Bru Zane.

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Image Flute & Harp Concerto
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Image C P E Bach Project Volume 2
Ophélie Gaillard, cello
Francesco Corti, harpsichord

Pulcinella Orchestra

After the success of their first volume Ophélie Gaillard and Pulcinella propose a second disc devoted to Johann Sebastian Bach's most talented and surprising son, Carl Philipp Emanuel (1714-1788). The Sinfonia in C major expresses multiple emotions, ranging from irrepressible suffering in the Adagio to joyous release and insouciance in the concluding Allegretto, tinged with near-Mozartian grace. The Cello Concerto in B flat reveals the influence of the waning Baroque era and Vivaldi in particular. The Sinfonia in E minor, nicknamed 'Fandango' and dating from his Berlin years, is commonly regarded as one of his finest symphonies. The particularly virtuosic Sonata for cello piccolo and keyboard shows to advantage the two soloists of this recording: Ophélie Gaillard and Francesco Corti, whose fieriness is further revealed in the Harpsichord Concerto in D minor.

95 kr (159 kr)
Image Une Vie De Rossini
Karine Deshayes, mezzo-soprano
Les Forces Majeures / Raphaël Merlin

Karine Deshayes is one of the greatest Rossini singers on the international opera stage. In this first solo album, featuring excerpts from some of his most beautiful works, she traces the different stages in Rossini's life. She is accompanied by Raphaël Merlin (cellist of the Ébène Quartet) at the head of Les Forces Majeures, a collective bringing together musicians from prestigious chamber ensembles and top-flight orchestras.

95 kr (159 kr)
Image Mélodies
Tassis Christoyannis, baritone
Jeff Cohen, piano

The mélodies of Benjamin Godard (1849-1895) are little known even by specialists of the genre. Yet Godard was prolific and most of his output came at a key moment in his evolution, around 1870. After the success of his dramatic symphony 'Le Tasse' in 1878, Godard was monopolised by the opera and composed several lyric works that overshadowed the 162 published songs, one of the most interesting parts of his catalogue.

The pieces selected here by Tassis Christoyannis and Jeff Cohen, most of them recorded for the first time, illustrate the composer's literary sensibility (Jean de La Fontaine, Théophile Gautier, Victor Hugo, Charles Baudelaire...) which he reveals in all their beauty.

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Image Sonatas for Violin and Piano
Exactly half of Godard's chamber music output uses large-scale form: sonatas, trios and quartets. There are more pieces for
piano and violin (eight) but sonatas take pride of place in his early catalogue. Published by Flaxland, the first three sonatas
received very little coverage in the press, even though they sold well. The masterpiece, in the opinion of Godard's
contemporaries, was the fourth sonata, composed in 1872 at Taverny, moreover, his first work to be published abroad
(Berlin). It inevitably brings to mind its contemporary, the Op. 13 Sonata by Gabriel Fauré, which was given its first
performance the same year and which could only find publication in Germany, without any financial remuneration for the
composer. Godard managed somewhat better: after selling his first two sonatas for 50 francs apiece and the third for 100, he
sold the fourth for 400 francs.
At the time of his untimely death in 1895, he had remained loyal to what his contemporaries described as 'sentimental music',
a predilection which caused him to be consigned to oblivion by performers and history books alike. The performance of these
neglected works allows us to appreciate once again the richness of musical life in the second half of the 19th century, and the
position to which Godard can aspire.
Nicolas Dautricourt currently plays the magnificent Stradivarius, the 'Château Fombrauge' (Cremona 1713).

137 kr (229 kr)
Image String Quartets
Novus Quartet

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Image Venezia 1700
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Image Ariane consolée par Bacchus
Couperin came from a dynasty of musicians very much in the public eye, starting with the beginning of the reign of Louis XIV. This dynasty would remain important after the death of Francois Couperin, known as Couperin le Grand ('the Great'). Chosen personally by the Sun King for the Chapelle Royale at Versailles, he was quickly forgotten after his death, being eclipsed by Rameau. However history would consider him the most accomplished expression of French genius in the 18th century.

Here, the cantata 'Ariane consolée par Bacchus' is unveiled and served by a dream cast led by Christophe Rousset. This first release on the Aparté label is the forerunner of a boxed set to celebrate the occasion of Couperin's 250th birthday.

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Image La Reine
It was in 2015 that Julien Chauvin decided to bring back to life one of the most famous orchestras of the late 18th century, Le Concert de la Loge Olympique. Founded in 1783 and owing its lasting fame for having commissioned Joseph Haydn's 'Paris' Symphonies, it gave its first concerts under the high patronage of Marie-Antoinette, hence the subtitle of the fourth 'Paris' Symphony: 'La Reine'. Although the name has been slightly changed today, now called Le Concert de la Loge, this ensemble perpetuates the same tradition of excellence as its illustrious namesake. On the programme, of course, recording the cycle of these 'Paris' Symphonies and, to get the series off to a start, this famous 'Reine'.

Julien Chauvin combines not only instrumental works by various composers but also vocal arias). Thus the fabulous Sandrine Piau, a distinguished guest of this first recording, ideally portrays the gentle Sélène in the world premiere recording of an aria from Giuseppe Sarti's 'Didone abbandonata' (1762) and offers dazzling virtuosity in Diane's spectacular aria from Johann Christian Bach's serenade 'Endimione'. The listener will also (re)discover a little gem by Henri-Joseph Rigel, violist in Le Concert de la Loge Olympique: the Symphony Op. 12 no.4 (1774). With this first release, Julien Chauvin has created a stunningly beautiful disc, enhanced by the famous recording quality of the Aparté label and accompanied by a richly informed booklet.

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Image Mélodies
amille Saint-Saëns, figure légendaire du romantisme, a composé plus de cent cinquante mélodies, reflets de son amour pour la poésie et la langue française.

Au sein de ce corpus de mélodies, quatre cycles se détachent et viennent parfaitement s’inscrire dans la période de l’âge d’or de la mélodie française (1870-1920). Le premier cycle, les Mélodies persanes (1870), met en musique les plus belles pages du poète parnassien Armand Renaud (Nuits persanes). La Cendre rouge (1914) témoigne d'une étroite collaboration avec Georges Docquois, les Cinq mélodies de Ronsard et Vieilles Chansons, composées l’année même de sa mort (1921) mettent en musique des poètes de la Renaissance : Ronsard, Belleau, de la Fresnaye, d'Orléans.

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Image Cantatas
This album marks the rediscovery of one of the most important composers of the Italian Baroque: Carlo Francesco Cesarini (1666-1741?), a virtuoso violinist also known as Carlo del Violino. The six previously unreleased cantatas on this recording were composed in the early 18th century and regularly performed between 1700 and 1717. They are all taken from Manuscript 2248 of the Biblioteca Casanatense in Rome, a rich anthological collection assembled for Cardinal Pamphili, a major figure in Roman cultural life. The themes treated are in the pure Arcadian-pastoral tradition: the suffering caused by an unreciprocated love (Penso di non mirarvi), betrayal and distance from the loved one (Oh dell’Adria reina), jealousy (Filli no’l niego io dissi). Two of the cantatas are based on mythological episodes: Ariadne for 'Già gl’augelli canori', and Phaeton for 'Fetonte e non ti basta'. This major rediscovery is sublimated by the divine Stéphanie Varnerin and L'Astrée (Academia Montis Regalis), in the expert hands of Giorgio Tabacco, enhanced by the famous Aparté recording quality that will delight the most demanding audiophile.

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Image À Madame
At the court of Versailles, the daughters of Louis XV (referred to as 'Mesdames'), and in particular Adélaïde, devoted themselves to a regular practice of music and, apparently, demonstrated talent. Numerous composers (Simon, Rameau, Balbastre, Cardonne, Guignon) played for them, worked with them, and dedicated several works to them. 'À Madame, Divertissement pour Adélaïde', is an anthology, subjectively put together, of compositions that resounded in their drawing room. All the works on this programme are world premieres. These lovely, rare nuggets are mixed with a the marvellous carillons of the Marc-Antoine Le Nepveu clock (currently in the Cabinet de la Méridienne, located at the heart of the palace of Versailles, on the first floor).

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Image A British Promenade
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Image Celebration

Enfin un beau programme musical méditatif autour de Noël !

Tous ces arrangements pour orchestre de chambre, mis en couleur de façon remarquable par l’Orchestre d’Auvergne, s’appuient sur des mélodies écrites ou jouées à l’occasion de Noël. Avec des compositions s’étalant sur près de 10 siècles, nous découvrons comment certaines se sont ancrées au plus profond de notre culture.

Inutile de décrire Craig Léon, musicien éclectique et producteur légendaire (Blondie, Les Ramones..), qui signe cet album inspiré, dont l’ambiance moderne et feutrée ravira un public très large.

Un véritable disque de Noël Zen et la fameuse prise de Son "Full Dynamic Audio" du Label Aparté.

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Image Chamuyo
'Chamuyo is Argentinian sweet talk, the art of convincing and seducing the other. Subtle and mischievous, this practice can snare you in your own trap. It is in this sense that we have decided to go against the general trend of the period by proposing a unique approach far from the tango of yesteryear.

'The force of our roots, the colours, accents, and expressive and rhythmic contrasts are distilled throughout the repertoire of the Quartetto Mosalini-Teruggi. Argentinian but resolutely cosmopolitan, the paths we have travelled are the inexhaustible source of our inspiration.' Juanjo Mosalini

In his second release for the Aparté label, Juanjo Mosalini, the brilliant bandoneon player, leads the revolution in the Argentinian tango with his three accomplices.

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Image Votez pour moi
Louis XIV and Napoléon were well aware of the great efficiency of music as propaganda weapon. One won't be surprised that the 19th century, which saw a succession of many antagonistic governments, presents such an infinite repertoire of satitical and demagogic works dedicated to elections and sovereignty. The "Vote for me!" recital invites the audience to attend the rhetorical performance, the people's lament or the manoeuvring. Any resemblance with... is purely coincidental.

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Image Melodies
Until today Fernand de La Tombelle has remained unknown, even to the music lovers of oddities. Yet he was a virtuoso organ player, a much valued teacher (cofounder of the Schola Cantorum with Vincent d'Indy) and a challenging and sophisticated composer. Relevant examples of this are his mélodies that cover a long period of his life as a creator, leading from the Saint-Saëns' romanticism to the Poulenc's post-war years. His musical language favours the vocal style of Massenet but the harmonic richness and the variety of atmospheres prove La Tombelle was not an epigone.

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Image Piano Works
Michel Dalberto first came to prominence when, between 1975 and 1978, he won the 1st Mozart Competition in Salzburg, the Clara Haskil Prize in Vevey (Switzerland) and 1st Prize at the Leeds International Piano Competition (whose previous winners include Radu Lupu, Murray Perahia or Andras Schiff). When he was 12, he was introduced to Vlado Perlemuter, a favourite pupil of the late Alfred Cortot, and entered his class at the Paris Conservatoire where he completed his studies in nine years.

Dalberto is currently embarked with the French label Aparté in an important project of several recordings of French repertoire including Debussy, Ravel, Franck and Fauré. Every program shall be recorded “live” on different pianos (Steinway, Fazioli, Bechstein..) and accompanied by a video. This second release was recorded on a Bechstein piano at the Conservatoire d’ Art Dramatique-Paris on 7 January 2017.

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Image Quartets Opp. 95 & 131 (for String Orchestra)
The Orchestre d'Auvergne and Aparté continue their partnership with this new recording dedicated to masterpieces of the romantic repertoire. Beethoven's Quartet No. 11, Op. 95 and No. 14, Op. 131 belong to the works designed for the private interpretation and inner listening of the happy few music-connoisseurs. Those two chamber music scores came from the mind of a digger of new sounds. The question of the quartets' reception has to be updated with actual terms and their arrangement for string orchestra by Gustav Mahler reminds subtly that the public of these works grows over time. The arrangement process shows also admiration and preserves music's eternal youth for which the Orchestre d'Auvergne and its conductor Roberto Forés Veses play the role of a courier.

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Image String Quartet No. 1 & Souvenir de Florence
After an audacious label and album debut dedicated to Webern, Beethoven and Yun, the young musicians of the Novus Quartet interpret with passion two essential works from Tchaikovsky's chamber music: the First Quartet and the Sextet 'Souvenir de Florence' aided and abetted by two guests, cellist Ophélie Gaillard and viola player Lise Berthaud.

These two works, milestones in the career of the composer (the first written in 1871; the second in 1887), show Tchaikovsky's inclination for popular melodies. Clarity and technique serving musical expression, the fiery strings of the Novus Quartet spread a warm, homogenous sound that invites melancholy, in the slow movements, and paints the exultation of Tchaikovsky's poetic universe.

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Image Flute Concertos
For his new album 'Soave e virtuoso', Alexis Kossenko went on the trail of rare scores from the baroque era, reminding us that Italian repertory might give pride of place to the the violin and voice, but doesn’t forget wind instruments. At the head of his ensemble Les Ambassadeurs, the conductor and flautist Alexis Kossenko performs concertos by Tartini, Vivaldi and Sammartini: often voluptuous, sometimes dreadfully acrobatic, these scores require technique and sensitivity from the soloist. With a jubilant virtuosity, at the service of expressiveness, Alexis Kossenko, multi-skilled musician as at ease with flute as with recorder, brings new life to the works of the three Italian masters.

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Image Symphony No. 83; Piano Concerto No. 17; Symphony N
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Image Vocalises
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Image Besame Mucho
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Image Piano Concertos Nos. 23 & 24
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Image Horizons
Designed as an immersion in the chamber music of Gabriel Fauré, this double album recorded by the pianist Simon Zaoui with Pierre Fouchenneret on the violin, Raphael Merlin on the cello and the tenor David Lefort, unlock the secrets of Fauré’s late style. In spite of their density, if not hermetic at the end of his life, the French composer's scores still retain the charm of his youthful works where his melodic genius was more direct.

If Fauré knew the German composers, his expression is of a different sort. No extravagant effusion in his music but an intimate emotion that is perfectly restored here. Around the pianist Simon Zaoui, who subtly underlines the serious gravity of the last three Nocturnes, the musicians perform Fauré’s sonatas, trios and the autumnal melodies of L'Horizon chimérique.

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Image Harpsichord Works
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Image Pieces de violes
The present recording was made in the Galerie Dorée (Gilded Gallery) of the Banque de France. Couperin, who lived in the rue Neuve-des-Bons-Enfants, very close by, gave music lessons there to the Comte de Toulouse, whose town house the building was at the time. This inspirational venue for the performers is nowadays haunted by the presence of the composer, like a ghost in a chemise blanche.

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Image Well Tempered klavier, Book 1 & 2 (4 CD)
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Image V for Valse
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Image Don Quixote & Cello Works
From Romance to Romancero, the cellist Ophélie Gaillard invites to an imaginary journey, both heroic and delicate, in the world of Richard Strauss, the post-Romantic composer par excellence.

Vibrant heart of the disc, the symphonic poem Don Quixote transforms the instruments into characters who play the epic adventures of Cervantes’ hero. Thus, Don Quixote, played by the cello, talks with Sancho Panza (the viola) or Dulcinea (the violin) in a luxuriant orchestral fresco, tender and sensual, where Strauss’ genius for melody unfolds with a touch of humour.

His exquisite expressiveness shines through the most intimate pieces that complete this program. Ophélie Gaillard’s warm lyricism agrees with the piano in the Romance and the Sonata in F major, or with the voice in the smooth accents of Morgen. As an ideal companion, the cellist's enchanting bow leads to an irresistible music.

101 kr (169 kr)
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