Essence: Lisa Friend plays Faure & Debussy | Chandos CHAN20084

Essence: Lisa Friend plays Faure & Debussy

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Label: Chandos

Cat No: CHAN20084

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Chamber

Release Date: 29th March 2019

Contents

Works

Debussy, Claude

Prelude a l'apres-midi d'un faune
Preludes (12), Book 1
» no.8 La fille aux cheveux de lin (The girl with the flaxen hair) (arr. Hartmann)
Suite bergamasque
» III Clair de Lune

Faure, Gabriel

Fantaisie for flute and piano, op.79
Songs (3), op.7
» no.1 Apres un reve (arr. flute and piano)
Violin Sonata no.1 in A major, op.13 (trans. for flute)

Artists

Lisa Friend (flute)
Rohan De Silva (piano)

Works

Debussy, Claude

Prelude a l'apres-midi d'un faune
Preludes (12), Book 1
» no.8 La fille aux cheveux de lin (The girl with the flaxen hair) (arr. Hartmann)
Suite bergamasque
» III Clair de Lune

Faure, Gabriel

Fantaisie for flute and piano, op.79
Songs (3), op.7
» no.1 Apres un reve (arr. flute and piano)
Violin Sonata no.1 in A major, op.13 (trans. for flute)

Artists

Lisa Friend (flute)
Rohan De Silva (piano)

About

The flute takes a very special place in French music, particularly so in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. As a result (and in addition to a great deal of original repertoire for the instrument) there is a significant body of work transcribed for flute and piano, which Lisa Friend and Rohan De Silva explore in this exquisite programme. Fauré’s first Violin Sonata, composed in 1875-76 works particularly well in transcription, with is sweeping melodies and lack of double-stopping. The rapid scale passages in the third movement are especially effective.

Debussy’s Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune, based on a poem by Stéphane Mallarmé, is regarded by many (including Boulez) as the birthplace of modern music, Ravel choosing it to be played at his funeral. The original orchestral version opens with one of the best-known flute solos in the repertoire, making this transcription particularly appropriate.

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