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Descarries: Musique de chambre et melodies / Rancourt, Trio Hochelaga


Release Date: 04/03/2020 
Label:  Atma Classique   Catalog #: 2799  
Composer:  Auguste Descarries
Performer:  Victor Fournelle-BlainAnne RobertÉliane Charest-BeauchampDominique Beauséjour-Ostiguy,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Trio Hochelaga
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Devoted to chamber music and art songs by Auguste Descarries (1896–1958), this new recording reveals diverse aspects of this lesser known Canadian composer’s creative gifts. As a pianist and organist, Descarries was a highly gifted improviser and emeritus professor. The main features of his style are Classical form, Romantic expression, a solid command of the composer’s craft, authenticity of inspiration, and finely wrought harmonies. Baritone Pierre Rancourt brings Descarries' melodies to life, many of which are recorded here for the first time. Pianist Jimmy Brière - member of the Hochelaga Trio - accompanies Rancourt at the piano and performs solo pieces, duet and chamber music with Hochelaga Trio and their guest artists Victor Read more Fournelle-Blain on the viola and Éliane Charest-Beauchamp on the violin. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Fantaisie for String Quartet by Auguste Descarries
Performer:  Victor Fournelle-Blain (Viola), Anne Robert (Violin), Éliane Charest-Beauchamp (Violin),
Dominique Beauséjour-Ostiguy (Cello)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Canada 
2.
Poèmes (3) de Marceline Desbordes-Valmore by Auguste Descarries
Performer:  Pierre Rancourt (Baritone), Jimmy Brière (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Canada 
3.
Mauresque for Piano by Auguste Descarries
Performer:  Jimmy Brière (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1933; Canada 
4.
Élégie, Op. 4, No. 1 for Violin & Piano by Auguste Descarries
Performer:  Jimmy Brière (Piano), Anne Robert (Violin)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Canada 
5.
Danse-caprice for Piano by Auguste Descarries
Performer:  Jimmy Brière (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Canada 
6.
L'Étoile du soir by Auguste Descarries
Performer:  Pierre Rancourt (Baritone), Jimmy Brière (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Canada 
Notes: text by Alfred de Musset 
7.
Laissez-moi by Auguste Descarries
Performer:  Pierre Rancourt (Baritone), Jimmy Brière (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Canada 
Notes: Text by Pierre Nothomb 
8.
Tristesse by Auguste Descarries
Performer:  Pierre Rancourt (Baritone)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1919; Canada 
Notes: text by Alfred de Musset 
9.
Berceuse for String Quartet by Auguste Descarries
Performer:  Victor Fournelle-Blain (Viola), Anne Robert (Violin), Éliane Charest-Beauchamp (Violin),
Dominique Beauséjour-Ostiguy (Cello)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1933; Canada 
10.
Rondo sur "En roulant ma boule" for Violin, Cello, & Piano by Auguste Descarries
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Trio Hochelaga
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1936; Canada 
11.
Conte, "Il y avait une fois" for Violin, Cello, & Piano by Auguste Descarries
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Trio Hochelaga
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1936; Canada 
12.
À la claire fontaine, Op. 1, No. 6 by Auguste Descarries
Performer:  Pierre Rancourt (Baritone)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Trio Hochelaga
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Canada 
Notes: arr. J. Bilodeau for voice and piano trio 
13.
Complainte d'après, "Un Canadien errant" by Auguste Descarries
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Trio Hochelaga
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1936; Canada 
14.
Esquisse sur "Vive la Canadienne" by Auguste Descarries
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Trio Hochelaga
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1936; Canada 
15.
Mon lac for Cello & Piano by Auguste Descarries
Performer:  Jimmy Brière (Piano), Dominique Beauséjour-Ostiguy (Cello)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1936; Canada 
16.
Souvenir for solo Piano by Auguste Descarries
Performer:  Jimmy Brière (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Canada 
17.
Je bénis le hasard by Auguste Descarries
Performer:  Pierre Rancourt (Baritone), Éliane Charest-Beauchamp (Violin), Anne Robert (Violin),
Victor Fournelle-Blain (Viola), Dominique Beauséjour-Ostiguy (Cello)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1933; Canada 
Notes: Text by Gonzalve Desaulniers
arr. Réjean Coallier for voice and string quartet 
18.
En sourdine by Auguste Descarries
Performer:  Pierre Rancourt (Baritone), Éliane Charest-Beauchamp (Violin), Anne Robert (Violin),
Victor Fournelle-Blain (Viola), Dominique Beauséjour-Ostiguy (Cello)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1948; Canada 
Notes: text by Paul Verlaine
arr. Julien Bilodeau for voice and string quartet 
19.
Quartet for Violin, Viola, Cello & Piano by Auguste Descarries
Performer:  Victor Fournelle-Blain (Viola)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Trio Hochelaga
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1934; Canada 
Notes: completed by Aleksey Shegolev 

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