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Debussy, Poulenc: Cello Sonatas / Jean-guihen Queyras, Alexandre Tharaud


Release Date: 10/14/2008 
Label:  Harmonia Mundi   Catalog #: 902012   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Francis PoulencClaude Debussy
Performer:  Jean-Guihen QueyrasAlexandre Tharaud
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Debussy and Poulenc made a lasting impact on the musical identity of their country through both their references to the past and their innovations. This programme illustrates their vision of a certain esprit français: moving constantly between irony and emotion, extremely refined, yet at the same time offering an amplified echo of 'light' music - in short, the 'exquisite bad music' the creator of Les Mamelles de Tirésias prided himself on writing. The trajectory of these two interpreters of the young generation in France, who have already made several recordings together, has led them naturally to this repertoire. Debussy and Poulenc made a lasting impact on the musical identity of their country through both their references to the past and their innovations. This programme illustrates their vision of a certain esprit français: moving constantly between irony and emotion, extremely refined, yet at the same time offering an amplified echo of 'light' music - in short, the 'exquisite bad music' the creator of Les Mamelles de Tirésias prided himself on writing. The trajectory of these two interpreters of the young generation in France, who have already made several recordings together, has led them naturally to this repertoire. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
La plus que lente by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Jean-Guihen Queyras (Cello), Alexandre Tharaud (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1910; France 
Length: 4 Minutes 34 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Léon Roques. 
2.
Le bal masqué: Bagatelle by Francis Poulenc
Performer:  Jean-Guihen Queyras (Cello), Alexandre Tharaud (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1932; France 
Length: 2 Minutes 17 Secs. 
3.
Chansons gaillardes (8): no 8, Sérénade by Francis Poulenc
Performer:  Jean-Guihen Queyras (Cello), Alexandre Tharaud (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1925-1926; France 
Length: 2 Minutes 29 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Maurice Gendron. 
4.
Nocturne and Scherzo for Cello and Piano: Scherzo by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Jean-Guihen Queyras (Cello), Alexandre Tharaud (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1882; France 
Length: 5 Minutes 34 Secs. 
5.
Intermezzo for Cello and Orchestra by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Jean-Guihen Queyras (Cello), Alexandre Tharaud (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1882; France 
Length: 4 Minutes 50 Secs. 
6.
Sonata for Cello and Piano by Francis Poulenc
Performer:  Alexandre Tharaud (Piano), Jean-Guihen Queyras (Cello)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1948; France 
7.
Suite française after Claude Gervaise for Piano by Francis Poulenc
Performer:  Jean-Guihen Queyras (Cello), Alexandre Tharaud (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935; France 
8.
Sonata for Cello and Piano by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Jean-Guihen Queyras (Cello), Alexandre Tharaud (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1915; France 

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