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Bataclan / Weill / Gardel / Gade
Release Date: 08/30/2011 
Label:  Atma Classique   Catalog #: 2654   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Kurt WeillCarlos GardelJacob GadeJoseph Kosma,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bataclan
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Following Bataclan’s first ATMA CD devoted to Piazzolla and his tango nuevo, the group returns with a new project that immerses the listener into the fin d’époque atmosphere in cities such as Paris, London, and Berlin at the dawn of the 20th century.

Bandeonist and composer Denis Plante steeped himself in the oeuvre of one of the best-known “dandies”, Oscar Wilde, to make musical settings of five of the writer’s most imaginative short stories. Also drawing inspiration from the past, bassoonist Mathieu Lussier was interested in a musical setting of the tragic and terribly romantic story of Edward VIII who abdicated the throne to marry Wallis Simpson. This CD also draws on Canadian salon music (for example, the gavotte
Read more Happy Hours, which was composed by an ancestor of harpsichordist Catherine Perrin). The selections Tico-Tico and Jalousie showcase the magnificently frenzied imagination of Anthony Rozankovic, arranger, composer, and one-man orchestra.
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Works on This Recording

1.
Youkali "Tango Habanera" by Kurt Weill
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bataclan
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1934/1946; USA 
2.
Por una cabeza by Carlos Gardel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bataclan
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935; Argentina 
3.
Jalousie by Jacob Gade
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bataclan
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1925; England 
4.
Les feuilles mortes by Joseph Kosma
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bataclan
Period: 20th Century 
Written: France 
5.
El Esquinazo by Angel Villoldo
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bataclan
6.
Suite for Jazz Orchestra no 2, Op. 50b: Waltz by Dmitri Shostakovich
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bataclan
7.
Tales for Oscar Wilde by Denis Plante
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bataclan
8.
Suite Edward and Wallis by Mathieu Lussier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bataclan
9.
Die Dreigroschenoper: Tango Ballad "Zuhälterballade" by Kurt Weill
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bataclan
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1928; Berlin, Germany 
10.
Gavotte "Happy Hours" by Agnes Beique-Demers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bataclan
11.
More Tales for Oscar Wilde by Denis Plante
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bataclan

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