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Duo - Koechlin, Cartan, Bozza, Rivier, Schmitt / Boisvert, Laflamme

Koechlin / Schmitt / Rivier / Cartan / Kunz
Release Date: 06/25/2013 
Label:  Atma Classique   Catalog #: 2679   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Charles KoechlinFlorent SchmittJean RivierJean Cartan,   ... 
Performer:  Jean-Guy BoisvertChristiane LaflammeJean-Willy Kunz
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The performances here, by French Canadian musicians (two of whom studied in France as well as Canada), are perfectly idiomatic and lovingly played. Given Atma’s intimate yet nicely resonant recording set down in Salle Françoys-Bernier in Quebec, this is a treat for wind fanciers, Francophiles, and just about anyone else with a taste for finely honed, small-scale chamber music with a French accent.

- Audiophile Audition

This recording features French music for flute and clarinet—either a capella or with piano or harpsichord—composed in Conservatory circles between 1921 and 1974. Each of the composers represented here—Charles Koechlin, Jean Cartan, Eugène Bozza, Jean Rivier, and Florent Schmitt—worked
Read more in the margins of the dominant style of the day, developing their own original musical language, or even going against the current. The language of these composers is alternately tonal, modal, or chromatic, but always has the charm and elegance for which French music is justly celebrated.

Particularly interested in the music of his time, clarinettist Jean-Guy Boisvert has commissioned and performed numerous Canadian works. His enthusiasm for new music has led him to expand the clarinet repertoire through commissions from Canadian composers and premieres of more than sixty works.

Christiane Laflamme received a Diplôme Supérieur de Concertiste from l’École Normale de Musique de Paris in the class of Christian Lardé, as well as a Masters in Flute Performance from the Université de Montréal and an Artist Diploma in Baroque flute from McGill University. She performs with equal pleasure on modern and baroque flutes.

Jean-Willy Kunz studied organ and harpsichord with Mireille Lagacé at the Conservatoire de Montréal and completed in 2011 his doctoral studies in organ performance at McGill University with John Grew. Mr. Jean-Willy Kunz was named the MSO’s first resident organist last March. When he takes up this post, in November 2013, his mandate will be to make known the Grand Orgue Pierre Béique at the Maison symphonique de Montréal. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Sonatine modale for Flute and Clarinet, Op. 155a by Charles Koechlin
Performer:  Jean-Guy Boisvert (Clarinet), Christiane Laflamme (Flute)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: France 
2.
Sonatine en trio, Op. 85 by Florent Schmitt
Performer:  Jean-Guy Boisvert (Clarinet), Christiane Laflamme (Flute), Jean-Willy Kunz (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935/1940; France 
3.
Motets (15) in the Olden Style, Op. 225: no 11, Monodies by Charles Koechlin
Performer:  Jean-Guy Boisvert (Clarinet), Christiane Laflamme (Flute)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1949; France 
4.
Motets (15) in the Olden Style, Op. 225: no 9, Chanson by Charles Koechlin
Performer:  Jean-Guy Boisvert (Clarinet), Christiane Laflamme (Flute)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1949; France 
5.
Duo for Flute and Clarinet by Jean Rivier
Performer:  Jean-Guy Boisvert (Clarinet), Christiane Laflamme (Flute)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1968; France 
6.
Pastorale for Flute, Clarinet and Piano, Op. 75b by Charles Koechlin
Performer:  Jean-Guy Boisvert (Clarinet), Christiane Laflamme (Flute), Jean-Willy Kunz (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1917-1918 
7.
Sonatine for Flute and Clarinet by Jean Cartan
Performer:  Jean-Guy Boisvert (Clarinet), Christiane Laflamme (Flute)
8.
Monodies (11), Op. 216: no 6, Idylle by Charles Koechlin
Performer:  Jean-Guy Boisvert (Clarinet), Christiane Laflamme (Flute)
9.
Monodies (11), Op. 216: no 7, Chant funeraire by Charles Koechlin
Performer:  Jean-Guy Boisvert (Clarinet), Christiane Laflamme (Flute)
10.
Monodies (11), Op. 216: no 8, Martial by Charles Koechlin
Performer:  Jean-Guy Boisvert (Clarinet), Christiane Laflamme (Flute)
11.
Movements (3) by Eugène Bozza
Performer:  Jean-Guy Boisvert (Clarinet), Christiane Laflamme (Flute)
Period: Modern 
12.
Monodies (11), Op. 216: no 9, Moderato by Charles Koechlin
Performer:  Jean-Guy Boisvert (Clarinet), Christiane Laflamme (Flute)
13.
Monodies (11), Op. 216: no 10, Le Repos de Tityre by Charles Koechlin
Performer:  Jean-Guy Boisvert (Clarinet), Christiane Laflamme (Flute)
Period: Modern 
Written: 1947-1948 
14.
Monodies (11), Op. 216: no 4, Pastorale by Charles Koechlin
Performer:  Jean-Guy Boisvert (Clarinet), Christiane Laflamme (Flute)

Sound Samples

Flute Sonatine modale, Op. 155a: I. Andante moderato
Flute Sonatine modale, Op. 155a: II. Allegro moderato
Flute Sonatine modale, Op. 155a: III. Andantino
Flute Sonatine modale, Op. 155a: IV. Assez large, expansif
Flute Sonatine modale, Op. 155a: V. Allegro
Sonatine en trio, Op. 85: I. Assez anime
Sonatine en trio, Op. 85: II. Assez vif
Sonatine en trio, Op. 85: III. Tres lent
Sonatine en trio, Op. 85: IV. Anime
15 Motets de style archaique, Op. 225: No. 9. Chanson
15 Motets de style archaique, Op. 225: No. 11. Monodies
Duo for Flute and Clarinet: I. Allegretto affettuoso
Duo for Flute and Clarinet: II. Lento molto doloroso
Duo for Flute and Clarinet: III. Presto
Pastorale, Op. 75bis
Sonatina for flute and clarinet: I. Pastorale: Sans lenteur
Sonatina for flute and clarinet: II. Berceuse: Andante
Sonatina for flute and clarinet: III. Rondeau: Vif
11 Monodies, Op. 216: No. 6. Idylle
11 Monodies, Op. 216: No. 7. Chant funeraire
11 Monodies, Op. 216: No. 8. Martial
3 Movements: I. Allegretto
3 Movements: II. Moderato
3 Movements: III. Allegro giocoso
11 Monodies, Op. 216: No. 9. Moderato
11 Monodies, Op. 216: No. 10. Le repos de Tityre
11 Monodies, Op. 216: No. 4. Pastorale

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