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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 ŕ 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 ŕ 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

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