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Mulsant: From Ushant Island to Armenia / National Chamber Orchestra of Armenia


Release Date: 06/23/2017 
Label:  Arrese   Catalog #: 20171  
Composer:  Florentine Mulsant
Performer:  Isabelle DuvalAsako YoshidaLise BerthaudElena Khabarova,   ... 
Conductor:  Vahan Mardirossian
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Chamber Orchestra Of Armenia
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The musical style of Florentine Mulsant is part of a search of creative freedom which combines, beyond any dogma, some influences coming from neo-serialism, a large place given to the melodic line and a real taste for the harmonic color, which join the lineage of the 20th century musical French School, from Claude Debussy to Henri Dutilleux. The present album, D'Ouessant a Erevan (Fro Ouessant to Erevan), which is the result of a concert given during the Festival Musiciennes a Ouessant in 2016 and of a recording of the Suite for String Orchestra, Op. 42 realized in Armenia, shows the composer's large expressive and creative palette. The Variations for Flute and Piano, Op. 11 employ clearly the virtuosity of the musicians, with a constant Read more interest of intervallic coherence, in a musical airy texture which does not deny either the lightness or an underlying depth of the subject. The Vocalise for Alto Solo, Op. 53 is written in three linked sections which combines technical virtuosity, lyricism, intensity and perfect knowledge of the expressive possibilities of the instrument. Composed for a rare instrumental staff, the ''In Jubilo'' Quartet, Op. 22 proposes, during his three sections, some amazing sound meetings, which take us from the most brilliant joy to a mysterious and dreamy atmosphere. In the Suite for Solo Cello, Op. 41 are perceptible the influences of J.S. Bach and Benjamin Britten. The work is marked by an intense emotion, because the main motive is built on th enotes D-A-C-F, corresponding to the first name Paul, son of the composer, who died in 2011, and whose luminous presence shines during the five sections of the work. The Suite for String Orchestra, Op. 42 is wrtten in a lighting atmosphere and exposes, during his five contrasting movements, a large expressive and full of colors palette, always supported by a real cohesion of the thematic and intervallic material. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Variations for Flute and Piano, Op. 11 by Florentine Mulsant
Performer:  Isabelle Duval (Flute), Asako Yoshida (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: France 
2.
Vocalise for Viola, Op. 53 by Florentine Mulsant
Performer:  Lise Berthaud (Viola)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: France 
3.
Quartet for Clarinet, Violin, Cello & Piano, Op. 22 by Florentine Mulsant
Performer:  Elena Khabarova (Violin), Stephanie Carne (Clarinet), Sofiya Shapiro (Cello),
Alexandra Matvievskaya (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: France 
4.
Suite for Cello Solo, Op. 41 by Florentine Mulsant
Performer:  Ingrid Schoenlaub (Cello)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: France 
5.
Suite for String Orchestra, Op. 42 by Florentine Mulsant
Conductor:  Vahan Mardirossian
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Chamber Orchestra Of Armenia
Period: Contemporary 
Written: France 

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