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Les sons et les parfums / Fialkowska


Release Date: 09/06/2019 
Label:  Atma Classique   Catalog #: 2766  
Composer:  Germaine TailleferreGabriel FauréFrancis PoulencEmmanuel Chabrier,   ... 
Performer:  Janina Fialkowska
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Les sons et les parfums is a newly-recorded personal anthology of 20th century French music, curated and performed by pianist Janina Fialkowska. This affectionate musical memoir evokes a vibrant portrait of Paris during Fialkowska’s youth, when “Poulenc and Tailleferre were still very much alive, and the souls of Ravel, Debussy, and Fauré were still omnipresent.” “This recording is pure nostalgia for me not only for those long ago studies immersed in the ‘French School’ but for the evocative nature of the music. Each composer is unique and quite different one from another and yet all of them magically conjure up a vivid picture of a Paris that has all but disappeared and which I was fortunate enough to experience in my youth,” says Read more Fialkowska.

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REVIEW:

I found this CD made a perfect introduction to French piano music. Most of these pieces are old favourites for me. However, I was delighted to make a discovery in Germaine Tailleferre’s lovely ‘Impromptu’. I enjoyed Janina Fialkowska’s inspired playing in all these pieces. She brings huge resources of talent, technique and interpretation to this recital.

–MusicWeb International Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Impromptu for Piano by Germaine Tailleferre
Performer:  Janina Fialkowska (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1912; France 
2.
Nocturne for Piano no 4 in E flat major, Op. 36 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Janina Fialkowska (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: ?1884; France 
3.
Intermezzi (3) for Piano: no 3 in A flat major by Francis Poulenc
Performer:  Janina Fialkowska (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1943; France 
4.
Habañera by Emmanuel Chabrier
Performer:  Janina Fialkowska (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
5.
Images for Piano, Set 2: no 3, Poissons d'or by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Janina Fialkowska (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1907; France 
6.
Préludes, Book 1: no 4, Les sons et les parfums tournent dans l'air du soir by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Janina Fialkowska (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1910; France 
7.
Images for Piano, Set 1: no 1, Reflets dans l'eau by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Janina Fialkowska (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1905; France 
8.
Suite bergamasque: 3rd movement, Clair de Lune by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Janina Fialkowska (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1890/1905; France 
9.
Jeux d'eau by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Janina Fialkowska (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1901; France 
10.
Sonatine for Piano by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Janina Fialkowska (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1903-1905; France 

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