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Smile / Erik & David Desmipelaere


Release Date: 02/02/2018 
Label:  Dynamic   Catalog #: 7809  
Composer:  Frederic DevreeseManuel de FallaGodefroid DevreeseBéla Bartók,   ... 
Performer:  David DesimpelaereErik Desimpelaere
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

During the moving final scene of his film ‘Modern Times’ (1936), Charlie Chaplin (1889-1977) shows a picture of a man and a woman. She is crying. He moves his finger to the corner of his mouth, draws a smile, and conjures up a smile on her face. In the end they walk away, hand in hand, on their journey to the horizon and to an unknown future. During this final image, a melody that later was given the title ‘Smile’ is being played. As with many of his films, Chaplin composed this music himself. ‘Smile’ is also the culmination of the works collected on this release. They make up a unity around a song cycle by the Belgian composer Godfried Devreese (1893-1962), written during the horrors of the First World War. During the moving final scene of his film ‘Modern Times’ (1936), Charlie Chaplin (1889-1977) shows a picture of a man and a woman. She is crying. He moves his finger to the corner of his mouth, draws a smile, and conjures up a smile on her face. In the end they walk away, hand in hand, on their journey to the horizon and to an unknown future. During this final image, a melody that later was given the title ‘Smile’ is being played. As with many of his films, Chaplin composed this music himself. ‘Smile’ is also the culmination of the works collected on this release. They make up a unity around a song cycle by the Belgian composer Godfried Devreese (1893-1962), written during the horrors of the First World War. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Benvenuta: Suite by Frederic Devreese
Performer:  David Desimpelaere (Double Bass), Erik Desimpelaere (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Belgium 
2.
Canciones populares españolas (7): no 1, El paño moruno by Manuel de Falla
Performer:  David Desimpelaere (Double Bass), Erik Desimpelaere (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914-1915; Spain 
3.
Canciones populares españolas (7): no 5, Nana by Manuel de Falla
Performer:  David Desimpelaere (Double Bass), Erik Desimpelaere (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914-1915; Spain 
4.
Canciones populares españolas (7): no 7, Polo by Manuel de Falla
Performer:  David Desimpelaere (Double Bass), Erik Desimpelaere (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914-1915; Spain 
5.
Canciones populares españolas (7): no 3, Asturiana by Manuel de Falla
Performer:  David Desimpelaere (Double Bass), Erik Desimpelaere (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914-1915; Spain 
6.
Canciones populares españolas (7): no 6, Canción by Manuel de Falla
Performer:  David Desimpelaere (Double Bass), Erik Desimpelaere (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914-1915; Spain 
7.
Canciones populares españolas (7): no 4, Jota by Manuel de Falla
Performer:  David Desimpelaere (Double Bass), Erik Desimpelaere (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914-1915; Spain 
8.
Flemish Songs (4) by Godefroid Devreese
Performer:  David Desimpelaere (Double Bass), Erik Desimpelaere (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Belgium 
9.
Romanian Folkdances (6) for Piano, Sz 56 by Béla Bartók
Performer:  David Desimpelaere (Double Bass), Erik Desimpelaere (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1915; Budapest, Hungary 
10.
Gershwin Selection by Erik Desimpelaere
Performer:  David Desimpelaere (Double Bass), Erik Desimpelaere (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Belgium 
11.
Modern Times: Smile by Charles Chaplin
Performer:  David Desimpelaere (Double Bass), Erik Desimpelaere (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1936; England 

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