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Six Transcriptions / Francis Colpron

Tartini / Paganini / Bach / Marais / Telemann
Release Date: 04/29/2014 
Label:  Atma Classique   Catalog #: 2677   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Niccolò PaganiniGeorg Philipp TelemannMarin MaraisJohann Sebastian Bach,   ... 
Performer:  Francis Colpron
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Francis Colpron performs transcriptions of flamboyant violin pieces for solo recorder by the Baroque composers Tartini, Bach, Telemann, and Marais. Though the recorder remained very popular until the middle of the 18th century, the music written for the instrument was not always interesting or virtuosic. Given the relative dearth of challenging scores for the recorder, Colpron has reached into the violin repertoire for inspiration. Colpron has a fondness for this music, and has immensely enjoyed playing sonatas by some of the great 17th-century violinists, including Fontana, Uccellini, and Schmelzer.

Francis Colpron is known for his virtuosity and for his capacity to innovate as an artist and performer. In 1991, he founded
Read more the ensemble Les Boréades de Montréal, of which he is the artistic director. He is first flute of the Trinity Consort of Portland and has performed as a guest artist with such musical ensembles as the Studio de musique ancienne de Montréal, the National Arts Centre Orchestra, Tafelmusik, Opera Atelier, Les Violons du Roy, and Symphony Nova Scotia. - ATMA Classique Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Caprices (24) for Violin solo, Op. 1: no 24 in A minor by Niccolò Paganini
Performer:  Francis Colpron (Recorder)
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1805; Italy 
2. Fantasias (12) for Violin solo: no 8 in E major, TV 40 no 21/P 35 no 8 by Georg Philipp Telemann
Performer:  Francis Colpron (Recorder)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1735; Hamburg, Germany 
3. Les Folies d'Espagne: Excerpt by Marin Marais
Performer:  Francis Colpron (Recorder)
Period: Baroque 
Written: France 
4. Partita for Flute solo in A minor, BWV 1013 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Francis Colpron (Recorder)
Period: Baroque 
Written: ?1720s; ?Cöthen, Germany 
5. Variations (38) on a Gavotte from Corelli's Op. 5, B F11 "L'arte del arco": no 10 by Giuseppe Tartini
Performer:  Francis Colpron (Recorder)
Period: Baroque  
Written: Italy 
6. Fantasias (12) for Violin solo: no 4 in D major, TV 40 no 17/P 35 no 4 by Georg Philipp Telemann
Performer:  Francis Colpron (Recorder)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1735; Hamburg, Germany 

Sound Samples

24 Caprices, Op. 1 (arr. F. Colpron for recorder): 24 Caprices, Op. 1: No. 24 in A Minor (arr. F. Colpron for recorder)
12 Fantaisies (arr. F. Colpron for recorder): 12 Fantaisies: No. 8 in E Major, TWV 40:21 (arr. F. Colpron for recorder)
Pieces de viole, Book 2 (arr. F. Colpron for recorder): Pieces de viole, Book 2: Les folies d'Espagne (arr. F. Colpron for recorder)
Partita in A Minor, BWV 1013: I. Allemande
Partita in A Minor, BWV 1013: II. Corrente
Partita in A Minor, BWV 1013: III. Sarabande
Partita in A Minor, BWV 1013: IV. Bouree anglaise
L'arte del arco, B. F11 (38 Variations on Gavotte from Corelli's Op. 5, No.10) (arr. F. Colpron for recorder)
12 Fantaisies (arr. F. Colpron for recorder): 12 Fantaisies: No. 4 in D Major, TWV 40:17 (arr. F. Colpron for recorder)

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