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Francaix: Wind Quintets Nos. 1 & 2; L'heure Du Berger / Berlin Chamber Ensemble

Francaix / Berlin Chamber Ensemble / Zichner
Release Date: 09/11/2012 
Label:  Md&g (Dabringhaus & Grimm)   Catalog #: 6030557   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Jean Françaix
Performer:  Frank-Immo Zichner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Chamber Ensemble
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 48 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Jean Françaix's music represents a rare combination: it is modern and intelligible. When he penned his Wind Quintet No. 1 shortly after World War II, he was already a world-famous composer whose clear, constructive musical idiom had made him a real people-pleaser. People were looking for emotionally direct music with an intelligible message and found it in Françaix's fresh, light, and witty style. - MD&G

”Musical fireworks ... this new recording of the complete wind quintets of Jean Francaix marks the stupendous debut of the Berlin Chamber Ensemble.”
Jean Françaix's music represents a rare combination: it is modern and intelligible. When he penned his Wind Quintet No. 1 shortly after World War II, he was already a world-famous composer whose clear, constructive musical idiom had made him a real people-pleaser. People were looking for emotionally direct music with an intelligible message and found it in Françaix's fresh, light, and witty style. - MD&G

”Musical fireworks ... this new recording of the complete wind quintets of Jean Francaix marks the stupendous debut of the Berlin Chamber Ensemble.” Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Quintet for Winds no 2 by Jean Françaix
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Chamber Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1987; France 
2.
Quintet for Winds no 1 by Jean Françaix
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Chamber Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1948; France 
3.
L'heure du berger by Jean Françaix
Performer:  Frank-Immo Zichner (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Chamber Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1947; France 

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