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Chrystel Marchand: Life and Fate Sonata, Piano Pieces / Aurelien Richard

Chrystel / Richard / Ferey
Release Date: 08/27/2013 
Label:  Skarbo   Catalog #: 1123   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Chrystel Marchand
Performer:  Aurelien Richard
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Chrystel Marchand is a French musician, teacher and composer. She first drew attention as the recipiant of a gold medal from the Regional Conservatory of Versailles and she went on to study with Desire N'Kaoua and Nadia Boulanger. Ms Marchand won several first prizes in composition and a scholarship at the National Conservatory of Music in Paris. In 1988 she became a resident at Casa Velázquez and earned her PhD in musicology. A qualified lecturer in musicology and science education, she is also a research associate at the University of Paris where she directs the Municipal Conservatory and the Darius Milhaud Chair in Paris in 2009. As with many faculty members in the World's music schools, Chrystel Marchand works in parallel with Read more her educational research and creative art of composition. She has developed a dedication to the piano and according to music wtiter Bruno Pinchard, her keyboard compositions could be said to stem from, but not copy the late works of Faure, Debussy and Rachmaninov, in technique if not content, "where the Rachmaninov of Etudestableaux rubs melodic liberties Zodiac Milligan." Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Sonata for Piano no 2, "From fragments of the novel Life and Fate by Vasily Grossman" by Chrystel Marchand
Performer:  Aurelien Richard (Piano)
2.
Sonata for Piano no 1, "In Memoriam Nadia Boulanger" by Chrystel Marchand
Performer:  Aurelien Richard (Piano)
3.
Moments musicaux (2) by Chrystel Marchand
Performer:  Aurelien Richard (Piano)
4.
Narrative pieces, no 1: "Without Eurydice" by Chrystel Marchand
Performer:  Aurelien Richard (Piano)
5.
Narrative pieces, no 2: "Eurydice Retrieve" by Chrystel Marchand
Performer:  Aurelien Richard (Piano)
6.
Digressions by Chrystel Marchand
Performer:  Aurelien Richard (Piano)
7.
Allegories (3): from sculpture by Chrystel Marchand
Performer:  Aurelien Richard (Piano)
8.
Allegories (3): from painting by Chrystel Marchand
Performer:  Aurelien Richard (Piano)
9.
Allegories (3): from gravure by Chrystel Marchand
Performer:  Aurelien Richard (Piano)

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