Avec elles: Arrieu, Bonis, Borel, Chaminade, Debussy, Poulenc | Alpha ALPHA1061

Avec elles: Arrieu, Bonis, Borel, Chaminade, Debussy, Poulenc

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Label: Alpha

Cat No: ALPHA1061

Barcode: 3701624510612

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Chamber

Expected Release Date: 21st June 2024

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Each of the works on this recording was either composed by or inspired by a woman. We meet Cécile Chaminade (1857-1944) and her Concertino ‘a piece that has accompanied me for years and encapsulates her immense talent’, says Mathilde Calderini; Claude Arrieu (1903-90), a pupil of Marguerite Long and Paul Dukas; Mel Bonis (1858-1937); and the young composer Lise Borel (b. 1993), whom Mathilde Calderini commissioned to write a piece entitled Miroir, which she premiered in 2023 with Aurèle Marthan, the pianist on this recording and a longstanding artistic partner of hers. Debussy’s famous nymph Syrinx and a transcription of his prelude La Fille aux cheveux de lin are also on the programme, as are his Six épigraphes antiques, inspired by the Chansons de Bilitis, named after an (entirely fictional) ancient poetess. Francis Poulenc’s Sonata of 1957 is ‘probably one of the most beautiful pieces ever written for flute and piano’, according to the French flautist. The work was commissioned by the American pianist and philanthropist Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge, who also did a great deal for such composers as Ravel, Stravinsky and Barber.


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