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Francois Devienne: Quartets

Devienne,F. / Musica Reale
Release Date: 11/13/2015 
Label:  Channel Classics   Catalog #: 35415   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  François Devienne
Performer:  Junko NaitoSaeko OgumaKersten McCallBenedikt Enzler,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Mixed 
Length: 1 Hours 8 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Until about 1960 he was one of the best-kept secrets of French music history: François Devienne, celebrated in late 18th-century France as a bassoonist and flutist. Although early lexicographers emphasized his importance for French music, the reputation of this bassoon and flute virtuoso, and prolific composer, slowly faded in the shadow of his Austrian contemporaries Haydn and Mozart. And with his reputation were forgotten no less than 7 concertante symphonies, 14 flute and 5 bassoon concertos, 25 quartets and quintets for a variety of ensembles, 46 trios, 147 duos and 67 sonatas; not to mention more than a dozen comic operas and some 50 songs.

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Works on This Recording

1.
Quartets (6) for Flute and Strings, Op. 66: no 1 in A major by François Devienne
Performer:  Junko Naito (Violin), Saeko Oguma (Viola), Kersten McCall (Flute),
Benedikt Enzler (Cello)
Period: Classical 
Written: circa 1794; France 
Date of Recording: 2014 
Venue:  Doopsgezinde Kerk Deventer 
Length: 16 Minutes 6 Secs. 
2.
Quartets (6) for Flute and Strings, Op. 66: no 3 in C major by François Devienne
Performer:  Junko Naito (Violin), Kersten McCall (Flute), Frederik Boits (Viola),
Benedikt Enzler (Cello)
Period: Classical 
Written: circa 1794; France 
Date of Recording: 2014 
Venue:  Doopsgezinde Kerk Deventer 
Length: 16 Minutes 39 Secs. 
3.
Quartets (3) for Bassoon and Strings, Op. 73: no 1 in C major by François Devienne
Performer:  Frederik Boits (Viola), Gustavo Núñez (Bassoon), Anna De Veij Mestdagh (Violin),
Benedikt Enzler (Cello)
Period: Classical 
Written: circa 1800; France 
Date of Recording: 2014 
Venue:  Doopsgezinde Kerk Deventer 
Length: 16 Minutes 8 Secs. 
4.
Quartets (3) for Bassoon and Strings, Op. 73: no 3 in G minor by François Devienne
Performer:  Gustavo Núñez (Bassoon), Benedikt Enzler (Cello), Frederik Boits (Viola),
Anna De Veij Mestdagh (Violin)
Period: Classical 
Written: circa 1800; France 
Date of Recording: 2014 
Venue:  Doopsgezinde Kerk Deventer 
Length: 17 Minutes 27 Secs. 

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 Most beautiful December 23, 2015 By Anthony G. (SANTA FE, NM) See All My Reviews "The first movement on this cd of quartets is the most beautiful first movement I have ever heard by any composer. The rest of the cd is pure brilliance. I have listened to this cd at least 6 times already. A wonderful way to end 2015. I can't praise this cd highly enough" Report Abuse
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