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Debussy: String Quartet, Danse Sacree & Danse Profane, Piano Trio / Danel Quartet

Debussy / Danel Quartet / Bartholomee
Release Date: 11/13/2012 
Label:  Fuga Libera   Catalog #: 595   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Claude Debussy
Performer:  Francette BartholoméeKorneel [Double Bass] LecompteDaniel Blumenthal
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Danel Quartet
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 10 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The Danel Quartet has marked these past few years with two complete cycles of reference: Shostakovich and Weinberg. But the genes are French, and Debussy is the mother tongue. Paying homage to the composer of Pelléas in 2012 was all the more natural in that the quartet is based in Brussels, a city that played an important role in the composer's development. The Quartet, dedicated to the Ysaÿe Quartet, was played there in the winter of 1894; and the Danses were commissioned by the Brussels Royal Conservatory for its chromatic harp class, a magical instrument of which Francette Bartholomée is the attentive guardian. As for the Trio, a youthful score long ignored, its resurrection owes something to Daniel Blumenthal. So it Read more is into their garden that the performers invite us to savour a refined repast. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Quartet for Strings in G minor, Op. 10 by Claude Debussy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Danel Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1893; France 
Venue:  Flagey Studios 1 & 4 
Length: 24 Minutes 30 Secs. 
2.
Danse sacrée et danse profane by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Francette Bartholomée (Harp), Korneel [Double Bass] Lecompte (Double Bass)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Danel Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1904; France 
Venue:  Flagey Studios 1 & 4 
Length: 20 Minutes 19 Secs. 
3.
Trio for Piano and Strings in G major by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Daniel Blumenthal (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Danel Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1879-1880; France 
Venue:  Flagey Studios 1 & 4 
Length: 23 Minutes 2 Secs. 

Sound Samples

String Quartet in G minor, Op. 10: I. Anime et tres decide
String Quartet in G minor, Op. 10: II. Assez vif et bien rythme
String Quartet in G minor, Op. 10: III. Andantino doucement expressif
String Quartet in G minor, Op. 10: IV. Tres modere - Tres mouvemente
2 Danses, "Danses sacree et profane" (arr. for piano and strings): No. 1. Danse sacree
2 Danses, "Danses sacree et profane" (arr. for piano and strings): No. 2. Danse profane
Piano Trio No. 1 in G major: I. Andantino con moto allegro - Allegro appassionato
Piano Trio No. 1 in G major: II. Scherzo - Intermezzo: Moderato con allegro
Piano Trio No. 1 in G major: III. Andante espressivo
Piano Trio No. 1 in G major: IV. Finale: Appassionato
2 Danses, "Danses sacree et profane" (version for harp and solo strings): No. 1. Danse sacree
2 Danses, "Danses sacree et profane" (version for harp and solo strings): No. 2. Danse profane

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