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Devreese: 22 Walzes / Luc Devos

Devreese / Devos
Release Date: 03/22/2005 
Label:  Etcetera Records   Catalog #: 4003   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Frederic Devreese
Performer:  Luc Devos
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 2 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The best way for me to describe this frothy, ingratiating music is to conjure the sound of the Parisian street accordion-player. This snapshot of the work of Fréderic Devreese is, at turns, whimsical, melancholy, overtly sentimental, and giddy. There is little that is daring in his writing, which frequently relies on jazzy syncopation and smatterings of dissonance. The composer is not French himself, but rather a Dutch born and educated man with Flemish roots. Devreese, who was born in 1929, is represented by piano waltzes written between the years 1968 and 1988. They were not meant as a unified set, although they flow nicely from piece to piece. Another cosmopolitan spirit conveyed by this material is the film music of the late, Read more great Italian composer Nino Rota, celebrated as the musical alter ego to Fellini. Tellingly, Devreese is best known in Europe as a composer of film scores, and his music certainly conveys a palpable narrative quality. Six films (none familiar to me) have used some of this music, including Un soir, un train, Rendezvous à Bray, Belle, Benvenuta, and L’Œuvre au noir.

Belgian pianist Luc Devos does not seek the sort of lithe, rhythmically swirling quality you might expect in a performance of Chopin Waltzes, but rather, a dramatically inflected style that is keen to the quirky sentimentality of the music. The somewhat dull, almost muddy recorded sound only emphasizes that impression.

Peter Burwasser, FANFARE
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Works on This Recording

1.
Valse d'un Soir, for piano by Frederic Devreese
Performer:  Luc Devos (Piano)
Period: Modern 
Venue:  Sint-Truiden, Academiezaal-Belgium 
Length: 2 Minutes 56 Secs. 
2.
Valse Première, for piano by Frederic Devreese
Performer:  Luc Devos (Piano)
Period: Modern 
Venue:  Sint-Truiden, Academiezaal-Belgium 
Length: 2 Minutes 42 Secs. 
3.
Valse Sacrée, for orchestra by Frederic Devreese
Performer:  Luc Devos (Piano)
Period: Modern 
Venue:  Sint-Truiden, Academiezaal-Belgium 
Length: 5 Minutes 17 Secs. 
4.
Divertimento II by Frederic Devreese
Performer:  Luc Devos (Piano)
Period: Modern 
Venue:  Sint-Truiden, Academiezaal-Belgium 
Length: 3 Minutes 26 Secs. 
5.
Simple Waltz, for piano by Frederic Devreese
Performer:  Luc Devos (Piano)
Period: Modern 
Venue:  Sint-Truiden, Academiezaal-Belgium 
Length: 2 Minutes 56 Secs. 
6.
Romantic Waltz, for piano by Frederic Devreese
Performer:  Luc Devos (Piano)
Period: Modern 
Venue:  Sint-Truiden, Academiezaal-Belgium 
Length: 2 Minutes 54 Secs. 
7.
Mystic Waltz, for piano by Frederic Devreese
Performer:  Luc Devos (Piano)
Period: Modern 
Venue:  Sint-Truiden, Academiezaal-Belgium 
Length: 2 Minutes 6 Secs. 
8.
Danse Sacrée by Frederic Devreese
Performer:  Luc Devos (Piano)
Period: Modern 
Venue:  Sint-Truiden, Academiezaal-Belgium 
Length: 3 Minutes 11 Secs. 
9.
Prélude No. 2, for piano by Frederic Devreese
Performer:  Luc Devos (Piano)
Period: Modern 
Venue:  Sint-Truiden, Academiezaal-Belgium 
Length: 2 Minutes 40 Secs. 
10.
Short Waltz I, for piano by Frederic Devreese
Performer:  Luc Devos (Piano)
Period: Modern 
Venue:  Sint-Truiden, Academiezaal-Belgium 
Length: 2 Minutes 23 Secs. 
11.
Short Waltz II, for piano by Frederic Devreese
Performer:  Luc Devos (Piano)
Period: Modern 
Venue:  Sint-Truiden, Academiezaal-Belgium 
Length: 1 Minutes 11 Secs. 
12.
Short Waltz III, for piano by Frederic Devreese
Performer:  Luc Devos (Piano)
Period: Modern 
Venue:  Sint-Truiden, Academiezaal-Belgium 
Length: 3 Minutes 17 Secs. 
13.
Short Waltz IV, for piano by Frederic Devreese
Performer:  Luc Devos (Piano)
Period: Modern 
Venue:  Sint-Truiden, Academiezaal-Belgium 
Length: 3 Minutes 3 Secs. 
14.
Benvenuta, suite from the film score by Frederic Devreese
Performer:  Luc Devos (Piano)
Period: Modern 
Venue:  Sint-Truiden, Academiezaal-Belgium 
Length: 2 Minutes 39 Secs. 
15.
The Third Waltz by Frederic Devreese
Performer:  Luc Devos (Piano)
Period: Modern 
Venue:  Sint-Truiden, Academiezaal-Belgium 
Length: 3 Minutes 22 Secs. 
16.
Nocturne by Frederic Devreese
Performer:  Luc Devos (Piano)
Period: Modern 
Venue:  Sint-Truiden, Academiezaal-Belgium 
Length: 1 Minutes 58 Secs. 
17.
Concertina Waltz by Frederic Devreese
Performer:  Luc Devos (Piano)
Period: Modern 
Venue:  Sint-Truiden, Academiezaal-Belgium 
Length: 3 Minutes 14 Secs. 
18.
Butterfly by Frederic Devreese
Performer:  Luc Devos (Piano)
Period: Modern 
Venue:  Sint-Truiden, Academiezaal-Belgium 
Length: 1 Minutes 44 Secs. 
19.
Waltz I by Frederic Devreese
Performer:  Luc Devos (Piano)
Period: Modern 
Venue:  Sint-Truiden, Academiezaal-Belgium 
Length: 2 Minutes 4 Secs. 
20.
Waltz II by Frederic Devreese
Performer:  Luc Devos (Piano)
Period: Modern 
Venue:  Sint-Truiden, Academiezaal-Belgium 
Length: 1 Minutes 37 Secs. 
21.
The Other Waltz (from the film Het Sacrament) by Frederic Devreese
Performer:  Luc Devos (Piano)
Period: Modern 
Venue:  Sint-Truiden, Academiezaal-Belgium 
Length: 2 Minutes 28 Secs. 
22.
Danza Mobile by Frederic Devreese
Performer:  Luc Devos (Piano)
Period: Modern 
Venue:  Sint-Truiden, Academiezaal-Belgium 
Length: 4 Minutes 45 Secs. 

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