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French Chamber Music / Ensemble Wien-Berlin


Release Date: 09/02/2008 
Label:  Sony   Catalog #: 62666   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Maurice RavelJacques IbertClaude DebussyAndré Jolivet,   ... 
Performer:  Wolfram ChristGeorg FaustRainer KussmaulWolfgang Schulz,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Wien-Berlin
Number of Discs: 1 
Length:  1 Hours 11 Mins. 

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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

"A well-assembled programme of attractive works from 1905 (Ravel) to 1973 (Francaix), played by an expert ensemble and recorded with striking fidelity, all detail being warm but clear. . . . [A] group of rich-toned and serious-minded artists, whose ensemble is flawless; they excel in lyrical passages, such as the tender opening of the Francaix Octet’s slow movement . . . . [A] very recommendable disc." -- Lionel Salter, Gramophone "A well-assembled programme of attractive works from 1905 (Ravel) to 1973 (Francaix), played by an expert ensemble and recorded with striking fidelity, all detail being warm but clear. . . . [A] group of rich-toned and serious-minded artists, whose ensemble is flawless; they excel in lyrical passages, such as the tender opening of the Francaix Octet’s slow movement . . . . [A] very recommendable disc." -- Lionel Salter, Gramophone Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Introduction and Allegro for Harp, Flute, Clarinet and String Quartet by Maurice Ravel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Wien-Berlin
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1905; France 
2. Pièces brèves (3) for Wind Quintet by Jacques Ibert
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Wien-Berlin
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1930; France 
3. Sonata for Flute, Viola and Harp by Claude Debussy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Wien-Berlin
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1915; France 
4. Chant de Linos by André Jolivet
Performer:  Wolfram Christ (Viola), Georg Faust (Cello), Rainer Kussmaul (Violin),
Wolfgang Schulz (Flute), Margit-Anna Süss (Harp)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Wien-Berlin
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1944; France 
Date of Recording: 1996 
Venue:  Theatre des Champs-S 
5. Octet for Clarinet, Horn, Bassoon and Strings "A huit" by Jean Françaix
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Wien-Berlin
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1972; France 

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