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Jean-louis Tulou Et Ses Eleves: La Flute Romantique A Paris

Tulou,Jean Louis & Ses Eleves
Release Date: 07/10/2012 
Label:  Pan Classics   Catalog #: 1155152   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Johannes DonjonJean-Louis TulouJules Demerssemann
Performer:  Thomas LeiningerSarah Van CornewalTomoko Mukoyama
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 18 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Three composers can be heard on this recording: Jean-Louis Tulou (1786-1865) and two of his students, Jules Demerssemann (1833-1866) und Jean Donjon (1821-1912). Tulou and Demerssemann have left behind countless concertos and virtuosic solo pieces. In addition, it should be highlighted that between 1832 and 1860, every obligatory test piece for the yearly exam at the Paris Conservatoire was composed by Tulou. When selecting the music for this recording, however, these test pieces did not really come into consideration. Instead, we chose two types of piece: those composed for the music connoisseur, such as the Petite fantaisie poétique or the Boléro by Demerssemann; and those based on virtuosic opera arias, rewritten in Read more 'simple' versions for flute and piano for performance in the Parisian salons, like Tulou's La Cavatine de Zelmira (in effect, a piano concerto with flute accompaniment) or Le café du roi. Demerssemann's L'hommage à Tulou ends in wild variations that contrast with the beautiful, unpretentious melodic lines, which fit Godfroy's flute well. Tulou's Duo Conertant op. 72 for two flutes mixes light music with serious passages that betray the influence of Beethoven. In the score of Demerssemann's Deuxième Sonate op. 23, the tempi, character and nuances are indicated with great precision, thus providing fascinating evidence for interpretation and playing style at that time, even if simultaneously restricting modernday artistic expression. Lastly, we have included some Etudes de salon et solos ou caprices pour la flûte seule by Jean Donjon, an advocate of the new Boehm flute and therefore a representative of the transition into the new era. In addition to the musical concerns which governed the selection of the repertoire, it was also important to me to interpret these works on a historical instrument, thus enabling me to explore the diverse sounds and complete tessitura of the instrument. Historical fingering charts preserved in contemporary flute tutors were also instructive. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Song of the Wind by Johannes Donjon
Performer:  Thomas Leininger (Fortepiano), Sarah Van Cornewal (Flute)
Period: Romantic 
Written: France 
Venue:  Christkatholische Kirche Trimbach (ch) 
Length: 2 Minutes 8 Secs. 
2.
Elegie for Flute solo by Johannes Donjon
Performer:  Thomas Leininger (Fortepiano), Sarah Van Cornewal (Flute)
Period: Romantic 
Venue:  Christkatholische Kirche Trimbach (ch) 
Length: 2 Minutes 58 Secs. 
3.
Duo Concertant, for 2 flutes & piano, Op. 72 by Jean-Louis Tulou
Performer:  Thomas Leininger (Fortepiano), Tomoko Mukoyama (Flute), Sarah Van Cornewal (Flute)
Period: Romantic 
Venue:  Christkatholische Kirche Trimbach (ch) 
Length: 17 Minutes 5 Secs. 
4.
Le café du roi, for flute & piano by Jean-Louis Tulou
Performer:  Sarah Van Cornewal (Flute), Thomas Leininger (Fortepiano)
Period: Romantic 
Venue:  Christkatholische Kirche Trimbach (ch) 
Length: 9 Minutes 33 Secs. 
5.
Cavatine de la Zelmira, for flute & piano by Jean-Louis Tulou
Performer:  Sarah Van Cornewal (Flute), Thomas Leininger (Fortepiano)
Period: Romantic 
Venue:  Christkatholische Kirche Trimbach (ch) 
Length: 12 Minutes 15 Secs. 
6.
Petite fantaisie poétique, for flute & piano by Jules Demerssemann
Performer:  Thomas Leininger (Fortepiano), Sarah Van Cornewal (Flute)
Period: Romantic 
Venue:  Christkatholische Kirche Trimbach (ch) 
Length: 4 Minutes 18 Secs. 
7.
Boléro, for flute & piano by Jules Demerssemann
Performer:  Thomas Leininger (Fortepiano), Sarah Van Cornewal (Flute)
Period: Romantic 
Venue:  Christkatholische Kirche Trimbach (ch) 
Length: 2 Minutes 40 Secs. 
8.
Sonata for flute & piano No. 2, Op. 23 by Jules Demerssemann
Performer:  Thomas Leininger (Fortepiano), Sarah Van Cornewal (Flute)
Period: Romantic 
Venue:  Christkatholische Kirche Trimbach (ch) 
Length: 16 Minutes 54 Secs. 
9.
Hommage à Tulou, fantasie originale for flute & piano, Op 43 by Jules Demerssemann
Performer:  Sarah Van Cornewal (Flute), Thomas Leininger (Fortepiano)
Period: Romantic 
Venue:  Christkatholische Kirche Trimbach (ch) 
Length: 10 Minutes 31 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Petite fantaisie poetique
Bolero
Flute Sonata No. 2, Op. 23: I. Allegro vivace
Flute Sonata No. 2, Op. 23: II. Andante
Flute Sonata No. 2, Op. 23: III. Scherzo final
Etudes de salon: Le chant du vent (The Song of the Wind)
Elegie
Duo Concertant, Op. 72: I. Allegro moderato
Duo Concertant, Op. 72: II. Allegro appassionato
Le cafe du roi
Hommage a Tulou
Cavatine de la Zelmira

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