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The French Accent

French Accent / Various
Release Date: 05/14/2013 
Label:  Oboe Classics   Catalog #: 2025   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Francis PoulencLudwig ThuilleGeorges AuricAlbert Roussel,   ... 
Performer:  Roland LamorletteGustave DherinFrancis PoulencPierre Pierlot,   ... 
Conductor:  Elie Cohen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taffanel Wind QuintetTrio d'Anches de ParisQuintette Francais
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 17 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The 24-page full colour CD booklet includes an extended article by oboist and scholar Geoffrey Burgess on the milieu that produced this fertile outpouring of French wind writing and playing. What is 'French' about French composers and players? In these recordings we can hear virtuosity, tangy tone colours, and a sheer joie de vivre that can be missing from some more careful modern performances. Tempos are break-neck, especially from pianist/composer Francis Poulenc and in the Trio by Georges Auric; but there is a Debussy-like sensuousness in Albert Roussel's Divertissement. The oboist in that piece is Pierre Pierlot, who can also be heard in the solo oboe part of André Jolivet's Sérénade, and in a Sonata by Jacques Read more Hotteterre. Two lesser-known composers here are Marguerite Roesgen-Champion with a delightful Pastorale; and Pierre-Octave Ferroud, with an original and virtuosic Trio. Other oboists featured include Louis Bas, Louis Bleuzet, Roland Lamorlette and Myrtile Morel. allowing it to grow towards a natural conclusion. "French music is clarity, elegance and simple and natural declamation; above all, French music wants to please." Claude Debussy, writing in La Revue bleue Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Trio for Oboe, Bassoon and Piano by Francis Poulenc
Performer:  Roland Lamorlette (Oboe), Gustave Dherin (Bassoon), Francis Poulenc (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1926; France 
Date of Recording: 03/07/1928 
Length: 11 Minutes 28 Secs. 
2. Sextet for piano & wind quintet: Gavotte by Ludwig Thuille
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taffanel Wind Quintet
Period: Modern 
Date of Recording: 03/18/1929 
Length: 3 Minutes 36 Secs. 
3. Trio for Oboe, Clarinet and Bassoon by Georges Auric
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Trio d'Anches de Paris
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1938; France 
Date of Recording: 1938 
Length: 9 Minutes 19 Secs. 
4. Divertimento for Piano and Wind Quintet, Op. 6 by Albert Roussel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Quintette Francais
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1906; France 
Date of Recording: 1955 
Length: 6 Minutes 54 Secs. 
5. Suite (Sonata) for oboe & harpsichord in D major by Jacques Hotteterre
Performer:  Pierre Pierlot (Oboe), Pauline Aubert (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Date of Recording: 05/1950 
Length: 7 Minutes 31 Secs. 
6. Trio for oboe, clarinet & bassoon in E major by Pierre Octave Ferroud
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Trio d'Anches de Paris
Period: Modern 
Written: 1933 
Date of Recording: 1936 
Length: 8 Minutes 52 Secs. 
7. Pastorale for Soprano and Piano by Igor Stravinsky
Performer:  Louis Gromer (Oboe), Gabriel Grandmaison (Bassoon), Samuel Dushkin (Violin),
Andre Vacellier (Clarinet)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1907; Russia 
Date of Recording: 1936 
Length: 2 Minutes 44 Secs. 
8. Serenade for Oboe and Piano by André Jolivet
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Quintette Francais
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1945; France 
Date of Recording: 1958 
Length: 14 Minutes 33 Secs. 
9. Les Erinnyes: La Troyenne regrettant sa patrie. Andante by Jules Massenet
Performer:  Louis Gaudard (Oboe), Maurice Maréchal (Cello)
Conductor:  Elie Cohen
Period: Post-Romantic 
Written: 1873 
Date of Recording: 1931 
Length: 3 Minutes 56 Secs. 
10. Pastorale, for oboe, cello & piano by Marguer Roesgen-Champion
Performer:  Louis Bleuzet (Oboe), Marguerite Roesgen-Champion (Piano), Auguste Cruque (Cello)
Period: Modern 
Date of Recording: 1936 
Length: 6 Minutes 35 Secs. 

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