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Koechlin: Works For Ensembles / Ensemble Initium, Ensemble Contraste

Koechlin / Ensemble Initium / Ensemble Contraste
Release Date: 08/28/2012 
Label:  Timpani   Catalog #: 1193   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Charles Koechlin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble ContrasteEnsemble Initium
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This new release featuring Charles Koechlin's chamber works enhances his instrumental repertoire in the Timpani catalogue. Two of these pieces, Sonata à 7 for Flute, Oboe, Harpsichord and Strings and the Two Sonatinas for Oboe d'Amore or Soprano Saxophone and Chamber Orchestra are world premiere recordings, which both call for a unique collaboration between the harpsichord and oboe. Performers presented for the second time include the Initium and Contraste ensembles, which previously joined together for a well-received double disc dedicated to the composer Georges Onslow. Both of these ensembles are active in the music scene, particularly at the Deauville festival and at the Palazzetto Bru Zane in Venice. And the music? The music of Read more Koechlin is always creative and full of surprises! - Timpani Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Sonatines (2) for Oboe d'Amore/Soprano Saxophone and Chamber Orchestra, Op. 194 by Charles Koechlin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Contraste,  Ensemble Initium
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1942-1943; France 
2.
Sonata à 7 for Flute, Oboe, Harpsichord/Harp and Strings, Op. 221 by Charles Koechlin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Contraste,  Ensemble Initium
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1949; France 
3.
Septet for Winds, Op. 165 by Charles Koechlin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Contraste,  Ensemble Initium
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1937; France 
4.
Paysages et marines for Ensemble, Op. 63b by Charles Koechlin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Initium

Sound Samples

Paysages et marines, Op. 63b: No. 1. Sur la falaise
Paysages et marines, Op. 63b: No. 2. Matin calme
Paysages et marines, Op. 63b: No. 3. Promenade vers la mer
Paysages et marines, Op. 63b: No. 4. Le chant du chevrier
Paysages et marines, Op. 63b: No. 5. Soir d'ete (d'apres la lithographie d'Henrie Riviere)
Paysages et marines, Op. 63b: No. 6. Ceux qui s'en vont pecheur au large, dans la nuit
Paysages et marines, Op. 63b: No. 7. Soir d'angoisse
Paysages et marines, Op. 63b: No. 8. La chanson des pommiers en fleur
Paysages et marines, Op. 63b: No. 9. Paysage d'Octobre
Paysages et marines, Op. 63b: No. 10. Chant de pecheurs
Paysages et marines, Op. 63b: No. 11. Dans les grands champs
Paysages et marines, Op. 63b: No. 12. Poeme virgilien
Oboe d'amore Sonatine, Op. 194, No. 1: I. Andante quasi adagio
Oboe d'amore Sonatine, Op. 194, No. 1: II. Andantino con moto (presque allegretto)
Oboe d'amore Sonatine, Op. 194, No. 1: III. Andante con moto (Assez allant)
Oboe d'amore Sonatine, Op. 194, No. 1: IV. Andante con mot (presque allegro moderato)
Oboe d'amore Sonatine, Op. 194, No. 1: V. Allegro moderato
Oboe d'amore Sonatine, Op. 194, No. 2: I. Andante (Tres calme, presque adagio)
Oboe d'amore Sonatine, Op. 194, No. 2: II. Andante con moto
Oboe d'amore Sonatine, Op. 194, No. 2: III. Presque adagio
Oboe d'amore Sonatine, Op. 194, No. 2: IV. Finale: Allegro bien rythme, mais pas trop vite
Wind Septet, Op. 165: I. Monodie
Wind Septet, Op. 165: II. Pastorale
Wind Septet, Op. 165: III. Intermezzo
Wind Septet, Op. 165: IV. Fugue
Wind Septet, Op. 165: V. Serenite
Wind Septet, Op. 165: VI. Fugue
Sonate a 7, Op. 221: I. Andante
Sonate a 7, Op. 221: II. Allegro
Sonate a 7, Op. 221: III. Andante
Sonate a 7, Op. 221: IV. Allegro

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