Rogister: Oeuvres de la grande Guerre

Release Date: 3/23/2018
Catalog Number: MEW1787
Composer: Jean Rogister
Number of Discs: 1

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Notes and Editorial Reviews
This release brings together works composed by Jean Rogister (1879-1964) during World War I: like most of his coreligionists, banned by edict of the occupying forces from appearing in public or even from teaching, Rogister did “profit” in one way from the Great War in that he developed a new embryonic vocation. Whole-heartedly adopting the post-Franckian vein, and remaining faithful to traditional tonality, he forged his own musical idiom, partly due to his melodic verve. A century after the end of the war, now that a “new simplicity” is gaining ground, his meditative and melancholy works, shot through here and there by tensions of various kinds, should have no difficulty in appealing to a new listening public.
Works on This Recording
1. Concerto for Violin in A Major by Jean Rogister
Performer: Therese-Marie Gilissen (Viola)
Conductor: Marc Trautmann
Orchestra/Ensemble: Pecs Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
2. Lamento et Allegro energico by Jean Rogister
Conductor: Jean-Paul Dessy
Orchestra/Ensemble: Wallonie Royal Chamber Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
3. Quartet for Strings no 2 in F minor by Jean Rogister
Orchestra/Ensemble: Gong String Quartet
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1914 ; Belgium
4. Adieu by Jean Rogister
Performer: Anne Leonardo (Viola)
Conductor: Jean-Paul Dessy
Orchestra/Ensemble: Wallonie Royal Chamber Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1919 ; Belgium
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