Koechlin - Complete Music for Saxophone | Brilliant Classics 9266

Koechlin - Complete Music for Saxophone

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Label: Brilliant Classics

Cat No: 9266

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 3

Release Date: 10th December 2012

Contents

Works

Koechlin, Charles

Duos (12) for 2 saxophones, op.186
Epitaphe de Jean Harlow, op.164
Etudes (15) for Saxophone and piano, op.188
Monodies (11) pour instrument a vent, op.216
» no.10 Le repos de Tityre
Monodies (12), op.213
» no.9 for alto saxophone
Pieces (2) for wind, op.165bis
» La vie s'ouvre devant toi (for wind septet)
» Va librement (for eleven wind instruments)
Pieces (15) for horn and piano, op.180
» III Andante presque adagio
» V Adagio
» VII Andante
» X Andante
» XII Adagio
» XIV Andante con moto
» XV Tres doux, presque adagio
Preludes (15) pour piano, op.209
» no.5 Andante tres calme expressif interieurement (arr. for septet by Koechlin)
Sonatines (2), op.194
Wind septet, op.165

Artists

David Brutti (saxophone)
Filippo Farinelli (piano)
Mario Caroli (flute)
Atem Saxophone Quartet
Orchestra Citta Aperta

Conductor

Filippo Farinelli

Works

Koechlin, Charles

Duos (12) for 2 saxophones, op.186
Epitaphe de Jean Harlow, op.164
Etudes (15) for Saxophone and piano, op.188
Monodies (11) pour instrument a vent, op.216
» no.10 Le repos de Tityre
Monodies (12), op.213
» no.9 for alto saxophone
Pieces (2) for wind, op.165bis
» La vie s'ouvre devant toi (for wind septet)
» Va librement (for eleven wind instruments)
Pieces (15) for horn and piano, op.180
» III Andante presque adagio
» V Adagio
» VII Andante
» X Andante
» XII Adagio
» XIV Andante con moto
» XV Tres doux, presque adagio
Preludes (15) pour piano, op.209
» no.5 Andante tres calme expressif interieurement (arr. for septet by Koechlin)
Sonatines (2), op.194
Wind septet, op.165

Artists

David Brutti (saxophone)
Filippo Farinelli (piano)
Mario Caroli (flute)
Atem Saxophone Quartet
Orchestra Citta Aperta

Conductor

Filippo Farinelli

About

Charles Koechlin, music theorist as well as composer, was a significant figure in the vibrant early 20th century whirl of Parisian culture. After studying under Jules Massenet and Gabriel Faure, the latter being an enormous influence on his music, Koechlin co-founded the Societe musicale independante in 1909 and many years later became president of the Federation Musicale Populaire. Starstruck by Hollywood, Koechlin often found inspiration in its legendary figures and dedicated many pieces to actresses such as Greta Garbo, Jean Harlow and Lilian Harvey.

Koechlin's compositional style contains elements of impressionism, and his developing interest in the saxophone can be closely linked to his enthusiasm for 1930s cinema. Twenty years later, the publication of his Traite de l'orchestration, in which he praised the saxophone for its sonority and agility, coincided with that of a set of 15 studies for the instrument.

These studies, of varying length and character, feature in this collection, alongside works such as the Deux Sonatinas, Septuor pour instruments a Vent, and the celebrated Epitaphe pour Jean Harlow.

Formed in 2001 by David Brutti and Filippo Farinelli, the Duo Disecheis explores 20th century and contemporary chamber music. Having performed at many prestigious festivals and venues throughout Europe, the duo has achieved enormous success in international competitions and has collaborated with composers such as Paolo Baioni, Stefano Trevisi and Dimitri Nicolau.

Joining the duo on this recording is the Atem Saxophone Quartet, which has received critical acclaim for its performances at numerous chamber music and jazz festivals.

World premiere recordings of Op.165bis, Koechlin's own arrangment for septet of the fifth piano prelude, op.209, Monodie no.9, Sonataine op.194 no.1 and the 24 Duos, op.186.

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