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Max Bruch: Oeuvres Pour Clarinette Et Alto

Bruch / Orchestre Philharmonique De Liege / Rophe
Release Date: 07/01/2012 
Label:  Cypress (Canada)   Catalog #: 7611   Spars Code: DDD 
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The Orchestre philharmonique de Liege, the clarinet player Jean-Luc Votano and the label Cypres celebrate their newest recording of works by a composer overlooked by many: Max Bruch. The works assembled in this recording, which constitute the complete works for clarinet, were composed in the same year, 1911. His entire life, Bruch searched for an absolute perfection that would reflect spiritual accomplishment. He traversed the same waters as Brahms: the grand symphony, the romantic tradition, the majestic choirs of religious substance. At the end of his life he composed in more modest formats. In the concert for clarinet and orchestra, the 'melody', which was Bruch's fixed idea, emerges from the orchestra like a clear line. And it is Read more surprising that even the third movement of the concert, allegro molto, has the intervention of two instruments that make peaceful parenthesis in the midst of an overwhelming orchestra. The same occurs in the Romance where the audience is captured by the timbre, warm and grave, of the viola played by Arnaud Thorette, all in service of an immeasurable gentleness also characteristic of the Eight pieces for clarinet, viola and piano. One can hear the echo of a regret, something crepuscular but without bitterness, something melodious, not weepy, something delicate but strong.

Composer: Max Bruch (1838 - 1920)

Performers:
ORCHESTRE PHILHARMONIQUE DE LIEGE WALLONIE BRUXELLES
Jean-Luc Votano (clarinet)
Arnaud Thorette (viola)
Johan Farjot (piano)
Pascal Rophe (Conductor)


Track Listing:
1. Concerto pour clarinette, alto et orchestre, Op. 88: I. Andante con moto
2. Concerto pour clarinette, alto et orchestre, Op. 88: II. Allegro moderato
3. Concerto pour clarinette, alto et orchestre, Op. 88: III. Allegro molto
4. Romance pour alto et orchestre, Op. 85: Andante con moto
5. Huit pièces pour clarinette, alto et piano, Op. 83: I. Andante
6. Huit pièces pour clarinette, alto et piano, Op. 83: II. Allegro con moto
7. Huit pièces pour clarinette, alto et piano, Op. 83: III. Andante con moto
8. Huit pièces pour clarinette, alto et piano, Op. 83: IV. Allegro agitato
9. Huit pièces pour clarinette, alto et piano, Op. 83: V. Rumänische Melodie, andante
10. Huit pièces pour clarinette, alto et piano, Op. 83: VI. Nachtgesang, andante con moto
11. Huit pièces pour clarinette, alto et piano, Op. 83: VII. Allegro vivace, ma non troppo
12. Huit Pièces Pour Clarinette, Alto Et Piano, Op. 83: VIII. Moderato


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