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Music for Brass Septet, Vol. 5 / Septura


Release Date: 11/10/2017 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8573619  
Composer:  Maurice RavelGabriel FauréClaude Debussy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Septura
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Septura turns to one of the most groundbreaking periods of music history: France at the onset of the twentieth century. In this fertile compositional field, solo brass instruments flourished, but the chamber music landscape was barren. And so the group re-imagines works by three composers who defined France’s unique musical direction: Faure, Debussy and Ravel. Conjuring the full kaleidoscope of colors possible from seven brass instruments, they trace the origins of Impressionism, from Faure’s masterful melodies through to the iconic piano works of Debussy and Ravel. Septura turns to one of the most groundbreaking periods of music history: France at the onset of the twentieth century. In this fertile compositional field, solo brass instruments flourished, but the chamber music landscape was barren. And so the group re-imagines works by three composers who defined France’s unique musical direction: Faure, Debussy and Ravel. Conjuring the full kaleidoscope of colors possible from seven brass instruments, they trace the origins of Impressionism, from Faure’s masterful melodies through to the iconic piano works of Debussy and Ravel. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Ma mčre l'oye: Suite by Maurice Ravel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Septura
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1908-1910; France 
2.
Pavane pour une infante défunte by Maurice Ravel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Septura
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1899; France 
3.
Chansons a capella (3) by Maurice Ravel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Septura
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914-1915; France 
4.
Aprčs un ręve, Op. 7 no 1 by Gabriel Fauré
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Septura
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877; France 
5.
Le papillon et la fleur, Op. 1 no 1 by Gabriel Fauré
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Septura
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1861; France 
6.
Le secret, Op. 23 no 3 by Gabriel Fauré
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Septura
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880-1881; France 
7.
Automne, Op. 18 no 3 by Gabriel Fauré
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Septura
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878; France 
8.
Fleur jetée, Op. 39 no 2 by Gabriel Fauré
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Septura
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1884; France 
9.
Les roses d'Ispahan, Op. 39 no 4 by Gabriel Fauré
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Septura
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1884; France 
10.
Préludes, Book 1: no 6, Des pas sur la neige by Claude Debussy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Septura
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1909; France 
11.
Préludes, Book 1: no 8, La fille aux cheveux de lin by Claude Debussy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Septura
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1909-1910; France 
12.
Préludes, Book 1: no 12, Minstrels by Claude Debussy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Septura
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1909-1910; France 
13.
Préludes, Book 2: no 6, General Lavine - eccentric by Claude Debussy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Septura
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1912-1913; France 
14.
Préludes, Book 2: no 5, Bruyčres by Claude Debussy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Septura
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1912-1913; France 
15.
Préludes, Book 1: no 10, La cathédrale engloutie by Claude Debussy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Septura
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1910; France 

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