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Betsy Jolas: B For Betsy

Jolas / Dutroncy / Camatte
Release Date: 01/08/2013 
Label:  Hortus   Catalog #: 99   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Betsy Jolas
Performer:  Laurent CamatteGeraldine Dutroncy
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Chamber works by an award-winning French composer who has also taught in America. Her music might remind you of the reflective, poetic moments in Webern or Feldman but also with her own type of dynamism.

Among many prizes, Betsy Jolas was promoted in 1985 to Commandeur des Arts et des Lettres. In 1992 she received the Maurice Ravel Prix International and was named "Personality of the Year" in France. In 1994 she was awarded the Prix SACEM for the best première performance of the year for her work "Frauenleben". She was elected to The American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1995 and made Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur in 1997. From 1971 to 1974 Betsy Jolas replaced Olivier Messiaen at his
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Works on This Recording

1.
Quatre Duos by Betsy Jolas
Performer:  Laurent Camatte (Viola), Geraldine Dutroncy (Piano)
2.
Pièce pour... by Betsy Jolas
Performer:  Laurent Camatte (Viola), Geraldine Dutroncy (Piano)
3.
Quoth the raven by Betsy Jolas
Performer:  Laurent Camatte (Viola), Geraldine Dutroncy (Piano)
4.
Pièce pour Saint-Germain by Betsy Jolas
Performer:  Laurent Camatte (Viola), Geraldine Dutroncy (Piano)
5.
Ruht wohl by Betsy Jolas
Performer:  Laurent Camatte (Viola), Geraldine Dutroncy (Piano)
6.
Episode sixième for Viola solo by Betsy Jolas
Performer:  Laurent Camatte (Viola)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1984 
7.
B for Sonata by Betsy Jolas
Performer:  Laurent Camatte (Viola), Geraldine Dutroncy (Piano)

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