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Philibert Delavigne: Les Fleurs, Etc / Mandel, Et Al


Release Date: 09/27/2005 
Label:  Hungaroton   Catalog #: 32201   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Philibert Delavigne
Performer:  Jean-Christophe MaillardRobert MandelPál NémethMonika Tóth,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

No one knows much about Philibert Delavigne (c.1700-1750), though he wasn't a major composer by any means. He published a few suite collections, all apparently including parts for such picturesque, pastoral instruments as bagpipes (musette) and hurdy-gurdy (vielle). The most important and interesting of these collections is Les Fleurs--24 duets, each named for a particular flower. The music is slight but very charming, and these performers make the most of it. They use just about every conceivable combination of musette, vielle, recorders, flute, and violins, and the result has maximal textural variety applied to some fetching melodies. The two suites from Delavigne's Op. 1 offer more of the same, and the performances are beyond cavil, save Read more for some intonation problems that seem to be endemic to the musette, and some occasional, unobtrusive performance noises. Otherwise, if you enjoy collecting well-played Baroque marginalia, this fresh and lively collection is worth investigating. Excellent sonics too.

--David Hurwitz, ClassicsToday.com
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Works on This Recording

1. Les Fleurs, Op. 4 by Philibert Delavigne
Performer:  Jean-Christophe Maillard (Musette), Robert Mandel (Vielle), Pál Németh (Flute),
Monika Tóth (Violin), Nóra Botos (Recorder), Piroska Vitárius (Violin),
Anna Januj (Recorder)
Period: Baroque 
2. Suites (6) for 2 Musettes, Op. 1: no 3 in G major by Philibert Delavigne
Performer:  Jean-Christophe Maillard (Musette), Robert Mandel (Vielle), Monika Tóth (Violin),
Nóra Botos (Recorder), Piroska Vitárius (Violin), Anna Januj (Recorder),
Pál Németh (Flute)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1731; France 
3. Suites (6) for 2 Musettes, Op. 1: no 5 in G major by Philibert Delavigne
Performer:  Nóra Botos (Recorder), Piroska Vitárius (Violin), Anna Januj (Recorder),
Pál Németh (Flute), Robert Mandel (Vielle), Jean-Christophe Maillard (Musette),
Monika Tóth (Violin)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1731; France 

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