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Widor: Complete Works for Woodwind


Release Date: 09/08/2017 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8573764  
Composer:  Charles-Marie Widor
Performer:  Thies RoordaAlessandro SoccorsiOlivier PateyAlexei Ogrintchouk,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Charles Widor’s musical life covered around 75 years of French cultural history. His organ symphonies helped to blow spectacular new life into an instrument that had become sorely neglected, and it was in salons such as that of the organ builder Cavaille-Coll that his chamber music was first welcomed with enthusiasm. Widor went on to work with leading players of his day, composing audition showpieces such as the Introduction et Rondo, the recently rediscovered and popular Serenade with its rich harmonium sonorities, and the Suite, Op. 34 that far transcends the salon genre in its character and range. Charles Widor’s musical life covered around 75 years of French cultural history. His organ symphonies helped to blow spectacular new life into an instrument that had become sorely neglected, and it was in salons such as that of the organ builder Cavaille-Coll that his chamber music was first welcomed with enthusiasm. Widor went on to work with leading players of his day, composing audition showpieces such as the Introduction et Rondo, the recently rediscovered and popular Serenade with its rich harmonium sonorities, and the Suite, Op. 34 that far transcends the salon genre in its character and range. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Suite Florentine for Violin and Piano by Charles-Marie Widor
Performer:  Thies Roorda (Flute), Alessandro Soccorsi (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1920; France 
2.
Introduction et Rondo for Clarinet and Piano, Op. 72 by Charles-Marie Widor
Performer:  Olivier Patey (Clarinet), Alessandro Soccorsi (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1898; France 
3.
Suite for Flute and Piano, Op. 34 by Charles-Marie Widor
Performer:  Thies Roorda (Flute), Alessandro Soccorsi (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1898; France 
4.
Pièces (3) for Oboe and Piano by Charles-Marie Widor
Performer:  Alexei Ogrintchouk (Oboe), Alessandro Soccorsi (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1909; France 
5.
Suite for Flute and Piano, Op. 34: IV. Final. Vivace (Original Version) by Charles-Marie Widor
Performer:  Thies Roorda (Flute), Alessandro Soccorsi (Piano)
6.
Serenade for Flute, Violin, Cello, Harmonium and Piano, Op. 10 by Charles-Marie Widor
Performer:  Alessandro Soccorsi (Piano), Thies Roorda (Flute), Bert Mooiman (Harmonium),
Junko Naito (Violin), Benedikt Enzler (Cello)

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