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Tansman: Chamber Music With Clarinet / Fessard

Tansman / Fessard / Pierre / Quatuor Elysee
Release Date: 05/29/2007 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8570235  
Composer:  Alexandre Tansman
Performer:  Jean-Marc FessardEliane Reyes
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Elysée String Quartet
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Works on This Recording

1.
Musique for Clarinet and String Quartet by Alexandre Tansman
Performer:  Jean-Marc Fessard (Clarinet)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Elysée String Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1982 
2.
Musique ŕ six for Clarinet, String Quartet and Piano by Alexandre Tansman
Performer:  Jean-Marc Fessard (Clarinet), Eliane Reyes (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Elysée String Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1977 
3.
Pieces (3) for Clarinet, Harp and String Quartet by Alexandre Tansman
Performer:  Jean-Marc Fessard (Clarinet)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Elysée String Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
4.
Triptyque for String Quartet by Alexandre Tansman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Elysée String Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1930; France 

Customer Reviews

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 A happy surprise! December 30, 2016 By Robert H. (Tucson, AZ) See All My Reviews "For some reason I had long had the opinion that Tansman was not a first rate composer, in part because an album of children's piano pieces I bought struck me as uninteresting. Also, I'd attended a symposium at which he was a participant, and his attitude seemed condescending. Why I never followed up on his music. But recently I heard a string quartet of his, the fourth, on FM, and it was obviously the work of a gifted and fully accomplished composer. Since then have heard many of his works, and this CD is typical, a fine sampling of his chamber music. He wrote eight string quartets, and I hope the fourth isn't the only one that's been recorded, but haven't been able to find any others. But now I know that any music of Tansman I find will be rewarding, in the best tradition of 20th century modernism. Incidentally, another rewarding composer available on Nazos is Ernst Toch." Report Abuse
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