French Chamber Music / Ensemble Wien-Berlin

Release Date: 8/21/2008
Label: Sony
Catalog Number: SONY62666
Orchestra/Ensemble: Ensemble Wien-Berlin
Number of Discs: 1

Physical Format:

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Notes and Editorial Reviews
"A well-assembled programme of attractive works from 1905 (Ravel) to 1973 (Francaix), played by an expert ensemble and recorded with striking fidelity, all detail being warm but clear. . . . [A] group of rich-toned and serious-minded artists, whose ensemble is flawless; they excel in lyrical passages, such as the tender opening of the Francaix Octet’s slow movement . . . . [A] very recommendable disc." -- Lionel Salter, Gramophone
Works on This Recording
1. Introduction and Allegro for Harp, Flute, Clarinet and String Quartet by Maurice Ravel
Orchestra/Ensemble: Ensemble Wien-Berlin
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1905 ; France
2. Pièces brèves (3) for Wind Quintet by Jacques Ibert
Orchestra/Ensemble: Ensemble Wien-Berlin
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1930 ; France
3. Sonata for Flute, Viola and Harp by Claude Debussy
Orchestra/Ensemble: Ensemble Wien-Berlin
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1915 ; France
4. Chant de Linos by André Jolivet
Performer: Wolfram Christ (Viola), Wolfgang Schulz (Flute), Georg Faust (Cello), Margit-Anna Süss (Harp ), Rainer Kussmaul (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Ensemble Wien-Berlin
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1944 ; France
5. Octet for Clarinet, Horn, Bassoon and Strings "A huit" by Jean Françaix
Orchestra/Ensemble: Ensemble Wien-Berlin
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1972 ; France
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