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Farrenc: Wind Sextet & Trios / Carlo, OperaEnsemble


Release Date: 05/26/2017 
Label:  Brilliant Classics   Catalog #: 95319  
Composer:  Louise Farrenc
Performer:  Linda di Carlo
Orchestra/Ensemble:  OperaEnsemble
Number of Discs: 2 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Louise Farrenc was born in 1804 into an artistic family of painters and sculptors, living in a “commune” near the Sorbonne in her native Paris. At an early age she was admitted to the Paris Conservatoire, where she studied composition and piano, and where she met her future husband, the flautist Aristide Farrenc. Farrenc’s early compositions were in cultivated Salon style, her later works however are of a more ambitious nature; she composed large-scale chamber music and even symphonies. The clarinet and flute trios and the wind sextet on this new recording are written in the Classical/Early Romantic style of Weber, Hummel and Clementi, music of fresh imagination, charm and scintillating instrumental virtuosity. This music is played with Read more brio and zest by I Solisti del Teatro Dell’Opera di Roma, an elite group led by pianist Linda di Carlo, who has already successfully recorded an earlier Farrenc album. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Sextet for Piano & Winds in C Minor, Op. 40 by Louise Farrenc
Performer:  Linda di Carlo (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  OperaEnsemble
Period: Romantic 
Written: France 
2.
Trio for clarinet, cello & piano in E flat major, Op. 44 by Louise Farrenc
Performer:  Linda di Carlo (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  OperaEnsemble
Period: Romantic 
Written: France 
3.
Trio for flute, violin & cello in E minor, Op. 45 by Louise Farrenc
Performer:  Linda di Carlo (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  OperaEnsemble
Period: Romantic 
Written: France 

Customer Reviews

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 Farrenc Much Under-rated November 25, 2017 By Graeme S. (Altoona, PA) See All My Reviews "A 2-disc set, which could possibly have been squeezed onto 1, but for $12, who's complaining? An excellent set of this much-under-rated composer - her music is always melodious and memorable. You will not be disappointed." Report Abuse
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