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Moment Musical / Groffe, Theleme

Janequin / Roy / Groffe
Release Date: 11/17/2017 
Label:  Coviello Classics   Catalog #: 91724  
Composer:  Franz SchubertClément JanequinAdrian Le RoyClaude de Sermisy
Conductor:  Jean-Christophe Groffe
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Theleme
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The ensemble Theleme shows us surprising parallels between two composers of quite different provenance: The Viennese early-romantic Franz Schubert and the French Renaissance master Clement Janequin. Both composers are known for their songs and chansons. There are also similarities between the careful treatment of the text, the well-thought-out selection of the authors and the refined setting of the texts with detailed accompaniment. Love and contemplation were often used as topics. Also, both masters seemed to have a chronic shortage of money. Thélème is a professional ensemble that specializes in the performance of early music. The ensemble was founded in 2013 by its Artistic Director, Jean-Christophe Groffe, and the ensemble Read more is largely made up of musicians who graduated from the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis. The name of the ensemble refers to the utopia described by François Rabelais at the end of his novel Gargantua. Thélème is a hexagonal five-story Renaissance chateau built with precious materials. At Thélème, there is no outer wall, no clock. What is the point of worrying what time it is when we are not dependent on time, when we decide ourselves when we will get up, eat, work, or dedicate ourselves to the pleasure of conversation? The name alone says it all: the Greek “thelo” means “I want”, so thélème can be translated as “free will”. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Leise, leise lasst uns singen, D 635 by Franz Schubert
Conductor:  Jean-Christophe Groffe
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Theleme
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1819; Vienna, Austria 
2.
Der Gondelfahrer, D 808 by Franz Schubert
Conductor:  Jean-Christophe Groffe
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Theleme
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1824; Vienna, Austria 
3.
Moments musicaux (6) for Piano, D 780/Op. 94: no 1 in C major by Franz Schubert
Conductor:  Jean-Christophe Groffe
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Theleme
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1823-1828; Vienna, Austria 
4.
An die Nachtigall, D 196/Op. 172 no 3 by Franz Schubert
Conductor:  Jean-Christophe Groffe
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Theleme
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1815; Vienna, Austria 
5.
Selig durch die Liebe, D 55 by Franz Schubert
Conductor:  Jean-Christophe Groffe
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Theleme
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1813; Austria 
6.
Moments musicaux (6) for Piano, D 780/Op. 94: no 2 in A flat major by Franz Schubert
Conductor:  Jean-Christophe Groffe
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Theleme
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1823-1828; Vienna, Austria 
7.
Im Gegenwärtigen Vergangenes, D 710 by Franz Schubert
Conductor:  Jean-Christophe Groffe
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Theleme
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1821; Vienna, Austria 
8.
Toutes les nuictz, M 4 no 130 by Clément Janequin
Conductor:  Jean-Christophe Groffe
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Theleme
Period: Renaissance 
9.
Or sus vous dormés trop, M 1 no 5 "L'alouette" by Clément Janequin
Conductor:  Jean-Christophe Groffe
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Theleme
Period: Renaissance 
Written: France 
10.
Fantasie by Adrian Le Roy
Conductor:  Jean-Christophe Groffe
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Theleme
Period: Renaissance 
Written: France 
11.
Le chant des Oyseaux by Clément Janequin
Conductor:  Jean-Christophe Groffe
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Theleme
12.
L'amour, la mort et la vie, M 3 no 87 by Clément Janequin
Conductor:  Jean-Christophe Groffe
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Theleme
13.
Branle de Bourgogne by Adrian Le Roy
Conductor:  Jean-Christophe Groffe
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Theleme
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; France 
14.
Languir me fais sans t'avoir offensée by Claude de Sermisy
Conductor:  Jean-Christophe Groffe
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Theleme
Period: Renaissance 
Written: France 
15.
En escoutant le chant melodieux, M 2 no 68 "Le chant du rossignol" by Clément Janequin
Conductor:  Jean-Christophe Groffe
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Theleme
16.
Die Nachtigall, D 724/Op. 11 no 2 by Franz Schubert
Conductor:  Jean-Christophe Groffe
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Theleme
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1821; Vienna, Austria 
17.
Moments musicaux (6) for Piano, D 780/Op. 94: no 3 in F minor by Franz Schubert
Conductor:  Jean-Christophe Groffe
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Theleme
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1823-1828; Vienna, Austria 
18.
Ständchen, D 920b (921)/Op. 135 by Franz Schubert
Conductor:  Jean-Christophe Groffe
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Theleme
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1827; Vienna, Austria 
19.
Zur guten Nacht, D 903/Op. 81 no 3 by Franz Schubert
Conductor:  Jean-Christophe Groffe
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Theleme
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1827; Vienna, Austria 

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