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Tailleferre: Chamber Music & Piano Music / Marin, Zigante, Ariagno

Tailleferre,G.
Release Date: 12/09/2008 
Label:  Brilliant Classics   Catalog #: 9012   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Germaine Tailleferre
Performer:  Cristina AriagnoManuel ZiganteMassimo Marino
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 13 Mins. 

Imported from : UNITED KINGDOM   
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Germaine Tailleferre (1892--1983) was born near Paris, the youngest of five children. She showed a remarkable talent at an early age for improvising at the piano. Although her lower middle class parents wanted her to seek paid employment, she succeeded in her goal of studying at the Conservatoire. There she decided to devote herself to composition, and soon came to attention of Erik Satie.

She became a member of the group of young composers called 'Le group des Six'. Under the guidance of Satie, the young Poulenc, Milhaud, Honegger, Auric, Durey and Tailleferre gave concerts of their compositions.

She went on to study with Koechlin, became a friend of Ravel, and her music was performed by artists such as Cortot,
Read more Thibaud, and Rubinstein. She moved between New York and Paris, socialising in the same circles as Chaplin and the new stars of Hollywood.

This 2CD set covers her compositional career from the early period of 1912-20 where she shows clear influences of Faure and Debussy, through to the 1930-50 period when her mature voice as a composer was truly established. The sonatina of 1973 is a remarkably fresh work, justifying Milhaud's comment 'Germaine Tailleferre's music is always twenty years old'.

- A valuable release of music by one of the 20th century's most fascinating musical figures: several works new to the record catalogue

- Recordings made in 2000/1: first release

- Cristina Ariagno has also recorded the complete piano music of Satie for Brilliant Classics
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Works on This Recording

1.
Impromptu for Piano by Germaine Tailleferre
Performer:  Cristina Ariagno (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1912; France 
Length: 2 Minutes 31 Secs. 
2.
Romance for Piano by Germaine Tailleferre
Performer:  Cristina Ariagno (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1913; France 
Length: 3 Minutes 29 Secs. 
3.
Pas trop vite, for piano by Germaine Tailleferre
Performer:  Cristina Ariagno (Piano)
Period: Modern 
Written: 03/01/1914 
Length: 1 Minutes 35 Secs. 
4.
Hommage a Debussy by Germaine Tailleferre
Performer:  Cristina Ariagno (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1920; France 
Length: 1 Minutes 31 Secs. 
5.
Allegro (Trčs vite), for piano by Germaine Tailleferre
Performer:  Cristina Ariagno (Piano)
Period: Modern 
Written: 10/1920 
Length: 2 Minutes 21 Secs. 
6.
Pastorale for Piano no 2 by Germaine Tailleferre
Performer:  Cristina Ariagno (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1928; France 
Length: 3 Minutes 30 Secs. 
7.
Sicilienne for Piano by Germaine Tailleferre
Performer:  Cristina Ariagno (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1928; France 
Length: 3 Minutes 19 Secs. 
8.
Pastorale for Piano no 3 by Germaine Tailleferre
Performer:  Cristina Ariagno (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1929; France 
Length: 4 Minutes 2 Secs. 
9.
Fleurs de France by Germaine Tailleferre
Performer:  Cristina Ariagno (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1930; France 
Length: 7 Minutes 41 Secs. 
10.
Chiens, for piano (from the documentary film "Pastorale Inca") by Germaine Tailleferre
Performer:  Cristina Ariagno (Piano)
Period: Modern 
Written: 1931 
Length: 1 Minutes 54 Secs. 
11.
Pastorale Inca, for piano (from the documentary film "Pastorale Inca") by Germaine Tailleferre
Performer:  Cristina Ariagno (Piano)
Period: Modern 
Written: 1931 
Length: 5 Minutes 1 Secs. 
12.
Au pavillon d'Alsace by Germaine Tailleferre
Performer:  Cristina Ariagno (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 4 Minutes 25 Secs. 
13.
Bretagne, suite for piano (after music for film) by Germaine Tailleferre
Performer:  Cristina Ariagno (Piano)
Period: Modern 
Written: 1940 
Length: 8 Minutes 33 Secs. 
14.
Larghetto by Germaine Tailleferre
Performer:  Cristina Ariagno (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1946; France 
Length: 2 Minutes 59 Secs. 
15.
Pieces (2) for Piano: no 2, Valse lente by Germaine Tailleferre
Performer:  Cristina Ariagno (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1954; France 
Length: 1 Minutes 40 Secs. 
16.
Fugue du Parapluie, transcription for piano (after the Act 1 finale of the opera "Il était un petit by Germaine Tailleferre
Performer:  Cristina Ariagno (Piano)
Period: Modern 
Written: 1950 
Length: 2 Minutes 1 Secs. 
17.
Partita for Piano by Germaine Tailleferre
Performer:  Cristina Ariagno (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1957; France 
Length: 8 Minutes 40 Secs. 
18.
Trio for Piano and Strings by Germaine Tailleferre
Performer:  Manuel Zigante (Cello), Cristina Ariagno (Piano), Massimo Marino (Violin)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1978; France 
Length: 12 Minutes 56 Secs. 
19.
Berceuse for Violin and Piano by Germaine Tailleferre
Performer:  Manuel Zigante (Cello), Cristina Ariagno (Piano), Massimo Marino (Violin)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1913; France 
Length: 2 Minutes 43 Secs. 
20.
Sonata for Violin and Piano no 1 in C sharp minor by Germaine Tailleferre
Performer:  Manuel Zigante (Cello), Cristina Ariagno (Piano), Massimo Marino (Violin)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1924; France 
Length: 18 Minutes 37 Secs. 
21.
Adagio for Violin and Piano by Germaine Tailleferre
Performer:  Cristina Ariagno (Piano), Manuel Zigante (Cello), Massimo Marino (Violin)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1924; France 
Length: 4 Minutes 19 Secs. 
22.
Pastorale for Flute/Violin and Piano by Germaine Tailleferre
Performer:  Manuel Zigante (Cello), Cristina Ariagno (Piano), Massimo Marino (Violin)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1942; USA 
Length: 3 Minutes 18 Secs. 
23.
Sonata for Violin and Piano no 2 by Germaine Tailleferre
Performer:  Manuel Zigante (Cello), Cristina Ariagno (Piano), Massimo Marino (Violin)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1956; France 
Length: 13 Minutes 42 Secs. 
24.
Sonatine for Violin and Piano by Germaine Tailleferre
Performer:  Manuel Zigante (Cello), Cristina Ariagno (Piano), Massimo Marino (Violin)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1973; France 
Length: 7 Minutes 15 Secs. 

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