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A la francaise / Hennig, Breidenbach


Release Date: 01/19/2018 
Label:  Christophorus   Catalog #: 77419  
Composer:  Marie PrestatErnest PoulainCharles LoretAlbert Seitz,   ... 
Performer:  Jan HennigErnst Breidenbach
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Shortly after the invention of the French pump organ or harmonium in the year 1842, Victor Mustel (1815-1890) further developed and perfected it with a few crucial ideas, construction layouts and inventions. Mustel first called it an “orgue à double-expression”, whereas the terms “harmonium d’artiste” and finally “harmonium d’art” subsequently established themselves. In contrast to the American type of harmonium the French harmonium d’art with an ingeniously designed pneumatic-mechanic installation allows the player the entirely independent regulation of the air pressure, and thus offers him great opportunities in dynamics. The duet of piano and harmonium d’art was very “hip” in the French bourgeois society of the second half of the Read more 19th century because it brought an “orchestral sound” into their parlours. All the works on this release present hitherto forgotten compositions such as those that may have been heard in a concert at the French harmonium manufacturer Mustel in Paris at the end of the 19th century. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Marche nuptiale, Op. 5 by Marie Prestat
Performer:  Jan Hennig (Harmonium), Ernst Breidenbach (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: France 
2.
Méditation, Op. 75 by Ernest Poulain
Performer:  Jan Hennig (Harmonium), Ernst Breidenbach (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: France 
3.
Berceuse for Harmonium and Piano by Charles Loret
Performer:  Jan Hennig (Harmonium), Ernst Breidenbach (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: France 
4.
Lamento, Op. 45 by Albert Seitz
Performer:  Jan Hennig (Harmonium), Ernst Breidenbach (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: France 
5.
Sonata for Piano and Harmonium, Op. 55 by Adolphe Blanc
Performer:  Jan Hennig (Harmonium), Ernst Breidenbach (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: France 
6.
Albumblatt by Georges Spetz
Performer:  Jan Hennig (Harmonium), Ernst Breidenbach (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: France 
7.
Causerie, Op. 23 by Lætitia Sari
Performer:  Jan Hennig (Harmonium), Ernst Breidenbach (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: France 
8.
Polonaise by Ignace Xavier Joseph Leybach
Performer:  Jan Hennig (Harmonium), Ernst Breidenbach (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: France 
9.
Fantaisie sur l'hymne national russe by Charles Gounod
Performer:  Jan Hennig (Harmonium), Ernst Breidenbach (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886; France 
10.
Prelude and Fugue in G Minor, Op. 28 by Marie Prestat
Performer:  Jan Hennig (Harmonium), Ernst Breidenbach (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: France 

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