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Le Flem: Complete Piano Works / Koukl


Release Date: 10/14/2016 
Label:  Grand Piano   Catalog #: 695  
Composer:  Paul Le Flem
Performer:  Giorgio Koukl
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Paul Le Flem belonged to the Parisian circle of Martinu, Tcherepnin and Tansman, summing up his own music as a fusion of three influences: his native Brittany, Debussy and D'Indy. His career was sadly interrupted by World War I, but the intense poetry of his earlier works reflect the ever-changing land and seascapes of Brittany, and the variety of its mysteries and legends from the lighthearted to the disquieting. Of special note among the premiere recordings on this album are the atonal Pour la Main Droite, the wartime Melancolie with its opening and perhaps ironic quotation from La Marseillaise, and Les Korrigans, a waltz inspired by the Korrigan, a magical creature in Breton folklore. Paul Le Flem belonged to the Parisian circle of Martinu, Tcherepnin and Tansman, summing up his own music as a fusion of three influences: his native Brittany, Debussy and D'Indy. His career was sadly interrupted by World War I, but the intense poetry of his earlier works reflect the ever-changing land and seascapes of Brittany, and the variety of its mysteries and legends from the lighthearted to the disquieting. Of special note among the premiere recordings on this album are the atonal Pour la Main Droite, the wartime Melancolie with its opening and perhaps ironic quotation from La Marseillaise, and Les Korrigans, a waltz inspired by the Korrigan, a magical creature in Breton folklore. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Avril by Paul Le Flem
Performer:  Giorgio Koukl (Piano)
2.
Vieux calvaire by Paul Le Flem
Performer:  Giorgio Koukl (Piano)
3.
Par landes by Paul Le Flem
Performer:  Giorgio Koukl (Piano)
4.
Par grčves by Paul Le Flem
Performer:  Giorgio Koukl (Piano)
5.
Le chant des genęts by Paul Le Flem
Performer:  Giorgio Koukl (Piano)
6.
Pičces (7) enfantines by Paul Le Flem
Performer:  Giorgio Koukl (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1911; France 
7.
Les korrigans "Valse bretonne" by Paul Le Flem
Performer:  Giorgio Koukl (Piano)
8.
Pour la main droite by Paul Le Flem
Performer:  Giorgio Koukl (Piano)
9.
Mélancolie! by Paul Le Flem
Performer:  Giorgio Koukl (Piano)
10.
Éponine et Sabinius by Paul Le Flem
Performer:  Giorgio Koukl (Piano)
11.
Pavane de mademoiselle by Paul Le Flem
Performer:  Giorgio Koukl (Piano)
12.
Sommes-nous défendus: Émotions by Paul Le Flem
Performer:  Giorgio Koukl (Piano)

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