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Hakim: Phedre, Caprice en Rondeau, Diptiyque & Piano Concerto

Release Date: 07/07/2017 
Label:  Signum Classics   Catalog #: 498  
Composer:  Naji Hakim
Performer:  Naji HakimRima TawilMagali MosnierRenaud Bary,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Chapel Quartet
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

A prolific composer and organist, Naji Hakim is truly one of the most versatile performer-composers working today, garnering praise from his numerous organ and composition competition prizes as well as an award from Pope Benedict XVI for his musical work in benefit of the church. This new recording continues Signum's series of discs with Naji Hakim with a new selection of his chamber works, featuring performances by Rima Tawil, Magali Mosnier, Claire Foise, Quatuor de la Chapelle Royale as well as by the composer. These works draw on a wide range of influences: Phedre sets the words of Jean Racine's tragic work of the same name to music; Caprice en Rondeau is a sprightly piece featuring themes by Rameau; and the Diptyque combines folk tunes Read more through the tonal pallate of the basque flute the txistu. The premiere recording of the Concerto for Piano is a tour-de-force for soloist Claire Foise, accompanied in this version for String Quintet by the Quatuor de la Chapelle Royale and Renaud Bary. Read less

Works on This Recording

Phèdre by Naji Hakim
Performer:  Naji Hakim (Piano), Rima Tawil (Soprano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 1997; France 
Caprice en Rondeau by Naji Hakim
Performer:  Naji Hakim (Piano), Magali Mosnier (Flute)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 1998; France 
Diptyque by Naji Hakim
Performer:  Magali Mosnier (Flute), Naji Hakim (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: France 
Concerto for Piano by Naji Hakim
Performer:  Renaud Bary (Double Bass), Claire Foison (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Chapel Quartet
Period: Contemporary 
Written: France 

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