Le Temps Retrouve: Debussy, Faure, Gaubert, Enescu, Koechlin / Veronika Iltchenko, Toon Fret

Release Date: 8/28/2012
Label: CD Baby
Catalog Number: 5637998172
Number of Discs: 1

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Notes and Editorial Reviews
To capture the musical mosaic of the Belle Époque on one CD is almost an impossible task. But this selection of French pieces for flute and piano, of Debussy, Gaubert, Fauré and two of his pupils, Enescu and Koechlin, will hopefully lift the veil just enough to bring the artistic dynamic of a truly unique period back to life. Thanks to its natural sound and voluptuous timbre, the flute had a prominent role in the repertoire of the Belle Époque, the period between the end of the Franco-Prussian war (1871) and the onset of World War I. With this CD, Toon Fret, flute and Veronika Iltchenko, piano, rediscover a period long past, which still casts its musical shadows into our own times.
Works on This Recording
1. Chansons de Bilitis for Speaker and Chamber Ensemble by Claude Debussy
Performer: Toon Fret (Flute), Veronika Iltchenko (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1900 ; France
2. Epigraphes antiques (6) by Claude Debussy
Performer: Toon Fret (Flute), Veronika Iltchenko (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1914 ; France
3. Arabesques (2) for Piano by Claude Debussy
Performer: Toon Fret (Flute), Veronika Iltchenko (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1888-1891 ; France
4. Fantaisie for Flute and Piano, Op. 79 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer: Toon Fret (Flute), Veronika Iltchenko (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1898 ; France
5. Esquisses (2) for Flute and Piano by Philippe Gaubert
Performer: Toon Fret (Flute), Veronika Iltchenko (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
6. Syrinx by Claude Debussy
Performer: Toon Fret (Flute)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1913 pub 1927 ; France
7. Cantabile and Presto for Flute and Piano by George Enescu
Performer: Toon Fret (Flute), Veronika Iltchenko (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1904 ; Romania
8. Sonata for Flute and Piano, Op. 52 by Charles Koechlin
Performer: Toon Fret (Flute), Veronika Iltchenko (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1911-1913 ; France
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