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Massenet and Franck - Music for Piano and Orchestra | Alpha ALPHA104

Massenet and Franck - Music for Piano and Orchestra

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Label: Alpha

Cat No: ALPHA104

Barcode: 3760014191046

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Orchestral

Release Date: 27th November 2006

Contents

Artists

Idil Biret (piano)
Irina Nikotina (violin)
Bilkent Symphony Orchestra

Conductor

Alain PÔris

Works

Franck, Cesar

Les Djinns, M45
Symphonic Variations for piano and orchestra

Massenet, Jules

Piano Concerto in E flat major

Artists

Idil Biret (piano)
Irina Nikotina (violin)
Bilkent Symphony Orchestra

Conductor

Alain PÔris

About

French music of the late 19th and early 20th century abounds in fine symphonies and concertos that are rarely explored. During the symphonic revival initiated by Camille Saint-SaŰns and CÚsar Franck, several famous virtuosos encouraged composers to write new works that were to leave their mark on the repertoire.
 
One of those musicians was the pianist Louis DiÚmer, for whom CÚsar Franck composed his famous Variations symphoniques. But we tend to forget that this masterpiece came into being largely thanks to the previous success of Franck's Symphonic poem for piano and orchestra, based on a poem by Victor Hugo, 'Les Djinns'. At a time when composers were trying to get away from the traditional image of music, it opened up a new path that others were to follow. Massenet's Piano Concerto represents the lesser-known side of a very great composer, who is remembered above all for his operas. It combines virtuosity and sensitivity, refinement and lyricism, not to forget the 'exotic' touch in the final movement, with the inspiration of Slovakian folk music.
 
"My favourite disciple Idil Biret...This genius pianist belongs to the class of elect musicians of our time." Wilhelm Kempff
 
Recorded in Bilkent Concert Hall, Ankara,Turkey, on 16, 18 and 19 December 2005

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