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Concertos & Symphonies Concertantes / Van Waas, Les Agremens

Gretry / Les Agremens / Van Waas
Release Date: 09/01/2007 
Label:  Ricercar   Catalog #: 242  
Composer:  François Joseph GossecDieudonne-Pascal PieltainAndré Modeste GrétryAntoine-Frédéric Gresnick
Performer:  Patrick Cohën-Akenine
Conductor:  Guy Van Waas
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Agrémens
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Parisian concert halls welcomed composers and performers from throughout Europe during the second half of the 18th century, a goodly number of Walloons included. Gossec was indisputably the founder of the French symphonic tradition, although he was just as acclaimed in the fashionable Sinfonie Concertante style that had been imported from Mannheim. Grétry, uncontested master of the Opéra Comique, also presented an early work with clear Italian influences here. His compatriot, the Liège-born Pieltain, was a highly-regarded soloist at the "Concert Spirituel". Gresnick was initially based in Lyons but had his first Parisian successes shortly after the Revolution. Parisian concert halls welcomed composers and performers from throughout Europe during the second half of the 18th century, a goodly number of Walloons included. Gossec was indisputably the founder of the French symphonic tradition, although he was just as acclaimed in the fashionable Sinfonie Concertante style that had been imported from Mannheim. Grétry, uncontested master of the Opéra Comique, also presented an early work with clear Italian influences here. His compatriot, the Liège-born Pieltain, was a highly-regarded soloist at the "Concert Spirituel". Gresnick was initially based in Lyons but had his first Parisian successes shortly after the Revolution. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Sinfonia concertante for Violin and Cello by François Joseph Gossec
Performer:  Patrick Cohën-Akenine (Violin)
Conductor:  Guy Van Waas
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Agrémens
2.
Concerto for Violin no 3 by Dieudonne-Pascal Pieltain
Performer:  Patrick Cohën-Akenine (Violin)
Conductor:  Guy Van Waas
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Agrémens
Period: Classical 
3.
Concerto for Flute by André Modeste Grétry
Conductor:  Guy Van Waas
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Agrémens
4.
Sinfonia concertante for Clarinet and Bassoon by Antoine-Frédéric Gresnick
Conductor:  Guy Van Waas
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Agrémens
Period: Classical 

Sound Samples

Symphonie concertante No. 2 in D major, Op. 101, Br. 89 (arr. for chamber ensemble): I. Andantino
Symphonie concertante No. 2 in D major, Op. 101, Br. 89 (arr. for chamber ensemble): II. Anglaise en rondeau
Flute Concerto in C major: I. Allegro
Flute Concerto in C major: II. Larghetto
Flute Concerto in C major: III. Allegro
Violin Concerto No. 3 in B flat major: I. Allegro
Violin Concerto No. 3 in B flat major: II. Adagio
Violin Concerto No. 3 in B flat major: III. Rondo
Symphonie concertante in B flat major (arr. for chamber ensemble): I. Allegro
Symphonie concertante in B flat major (arr. for chamber ensemble): II. Romance: Andante grazioso - Rondo: Allegro vivace

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