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Fantasies Pastorales / Lajos Lences, Francois Killian


Release Date: 02/24/2004 
Label:  Audite   Catalog #: 97502   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Henri TomasiCésar FranckJoseph Guy RopartzPaul Ladmirault,   ... 
Performer:  Leo LencésLajos LencsésFrancois Killian
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 0 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Towards the end of the nineteenth century, resistance stirred in French musical culture against the dominant influence of Richard Wagner, which also extended beyond the Rhine. Models of a consciously alternative conception established themselves, especially in the field of chamber music. The oboe as a solo instrument thus moved more prominently into French composers' field of vision. With its pastoral character, it was exquisitely suited as a foil to the massive Wagnerian aesthetic, nonetheless offering expressive power and rich tone colours. The present new recording clearly demonstrates this new colourfulness and virtuosity in oboe chamber music. The composers represented extend from the still very romantic César Franck until far into Read more the twentieth century, including members of the famous 'Groupe des Six' surrounding the poet Jean Cocteau. The latter propagated a 'new simplicity' that, to be sure, had nothing to do with simple plainness. Germaine Tailleferre, Louis Durey and Georges Auric represent this typically French modern aesthetic with brilliant, light and yet profound compositions. Lajos Lencsés has been an internationally well-known soloist ever since winning an award at the Geneva Music Competition in 1968, as is his piano partner François Killian, who won the 1981 ARD Competition in Munich. With tremendous security, they allow an enchanting world of elegance and refinement to unfold, completed by Lajos's son, Leo Lencsés, playing the tambourine in a work by Henri Tomasi. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Le Tombeau de Mireille by Henri Tomasi
Performer:  Leo Lencés (Tambourine), Lajos Lencsés (Oboe)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: France 
2. Piece no 5 by César Franck
Performer:  Francois Killian (Piano), Lajos Lencsés (Oboe)
Period: Romantic 
Written: France 
3. Lamento for Flute and Orchestra by Joseph Guy Ropartz
Performer:  Francois Killian (Piano), Lajos Lencsés (Oboe)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: France 
4. Adagio by Paul Ladmirault
Performer:  Lajos Lencsés (Oboe), Francois Killian (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: France 
5. Aria for Oboe and Piano no 2 by Albert Roussel
Performer:  Francois Killian (Piano), Lajos Lencsés (Oboe)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: France 
6. Maneh by Pierre de Bréville
Performer:  Francois Killian (Piano), Lajos Lencsés (Oboe)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1907; France 
7. Fantasie Italienne by Eugène Bozza
Performer:  Francois Killian (Piano), Lajos Lencsés (Oboe)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: France 
8. Chant de la Solitude by Georges Hugon
Performer:  Lajos Lencsés (Oboe), Francois Killian (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: France 
9. Capriccio for Oboe and Piano by Jacques Murgier
Performer:  Francois Killian (Piano), Lajos Lencsés (Oboe)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: France 
10. Rondo for Oboe and Piano by Germaine Tailleferre
Performer:  Lajos Lencsés (Oboe), Francois Killian (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1973; France 
11. Pièces breves (3) for Oboe by Louis Durey
Performer:  Lajos Lencsés (Oboe)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: France 
12. Impromptu for Oboe and Piano by Georges Auric
Performer:  Francois Killian (Piano), Lajos Lencsés (Oboe)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1946; France 
13. Aria for Clarinet and Piano by Eugène Bozza
Performer:  Francois Killian (Piano), Lajos Lencsés (Oboe)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1936; France 

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