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Hotteterre, Couperin, Roussel, Et Al / Schwarzer, Mihajlovic


Release Date: 10/24/2000 
Label:  Cybele   Catalog #: 200402   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Jacques HotteterreFrançois CouperinAlbert RousselFrancis Poulenc,   ... 
Performer:  Egon MihajlovicJeremias Schwarzer
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 6 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This is much more than simply another flute-and-harpsichord-recital disc. Flautist Jeremias Schwarzer and harpsichordist Egon Mihajlovic have conceived a program that explores the nature of the cultural life of 18th-century France, by comparing music for society gatherings with that played outside the drawing room. An added twist is provided by music of such 20th-century composers as Majoie Hajary, Albert Roussel and Francis Poulenc and their "takes" on the French baroque.
Schwarzer and Mihajlovic excel in the music of the French high baroque, such as that of Jacques Martin Hotteterre. Hotteterre's Suite in G is comprised of five dance movements that are the personification of suave lyricism. A melancholy side of the French baroque is
Read more presented in François Couperin's 'Le Rossignol en amour' ('The Nightingale in Love'). Schwarzer and Mihajlovic intelligently grasp the baroque style as they tastefully ornament the tune's second portion. The 20th-century music, composed for an American amateur harpsichordist, reveals a baroque sensibility wed to some modern harmonies. The skill of the musicians and ingenuity of the programming makes this a fascinating disc. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Première livre de pièces, Op. 2: Suite no 3 in G major by Jacques Hotteterre
Performer:  Egon Mihajlovic (Harmonium), Jeremias Schwarzer (Recorder), Egon Mihajlovic (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1708/1715; France 
Date of Recording: 1998 
Length: 11 Minutes 15 Secs. 
2.
Pièces de clavecin, Book 3: Ordre 14 in D major/D minor - Le rossignol-en-amour by François Couperin
Performer:  Egon Mihajlovic (Harpsichord), Jeremias Schwarzer (Recorder), Egon Mihajlovic (Harmonium)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1722; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 1998 
Length: 7 Minutes 50 Secs. 
3.
Les goûts réunis, ou Nouveaux concerts: no 9 in E major "Ritratto del'Amore" by François Couperin
Performer:  Jeremias Schwarzer (Recorder), Egon Mihajlovic (Harpsichord), Egon Mihajlovic (Harmonium)
Date of Recording: 1998 
Length: 19 Minutes 35 Secs. 
4.
Pipe by Albert Roussel
Performer:  Jeremias Schwarzer (Recorder), Egon Mihajlovic (Harpsichord), Egon Mihajlovic (Harmonium)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1934; France 
Date of Recording: 1998 
Length: 2 Minutes 29 Secs. 
5.
Villanelle for Pipe and Piano by Francis Poulenc
Performer:  Egon Mihajlovic (Harpsichord), Jeremias Schwarzer (Recorder), Egon Mihajlovic (Harmonium)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1934; France 
Date of Recording: 1998 
Length: 8 Minutes 39 Secs. 
6.
Fête de la musique, Op. 159 by Darius Milhaud
Performer:  Jeremias Schwarzer (Recorder), Egon Mihajlovic (Harmonium), Egon Mihajlovic (Harpsichord)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1937; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 1998 
Length: 3 Minutes 18 Secs. 
7.
Les larmes d'or: Raga du Prince by Majoie Hajary
Performer:  Egon Mihajlovic (Harpsichord), Egon Mihajlovic (Harmonium), Jeremias Schwarzer (Recorder)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1996 
Date of Recording: 1998 
Length: 7 Minutes 59 Secs. 
8.
Pièces de clavecin: no 10, Musette en rondeau in E major by Jean-Philippe Rameau
Performer:  Egon Mihajlovic (Harmonium), Jeremias Schwarzer (Recorder), Egon Mihajlovic (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1724/1731; France 
Date of Recording: 1998 
Length: 3 Minutes 45 Secs. 

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