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OPUS d’OR pour le CD PROKOFIEV

ŒUVRES POUR VIOLON ET PIANO

Kristi Gjezi (violon). Louis Lancien (piano)

Paraty 149182, Pias distribution

The famous Russian composer, Serge Prokofiev, is here on the menu, with three chamber works for violin and piano. The musicologist, Pierre-Emile Barabier, recently deceased, underlines with pertinence that: “Starting from 1933, and up to his definitive return to the USSR in 1938, Prokofiev progressively became a musician who was basically classical in form, profoundly imaginative harmonically, capable of motorically implacable explosiveness as well as an ineffable and “innocent” lyricism which were the glory of his “Soviet” ballets, Romeo and Juliette, and Cinderella. His youthful causticity and iconoclastic verve made way for an epic inspiration which make these “war” scores invaluable. In chamber music, he was only looking for difficult “challenges,” instrumental experiments, all the while attaining masterpiece status for his Sonata Nº1 for Violin and Piano Op.80.” And it is this work we hear on this disc, along with the Sonata Nº2 for Violin and Piano Op.94a, as well as the 5 Melodies Op.35 bis. Violinist Kristi Gjezi and pianist Louis Lancien share the same sense of musical discourse and their engagement is not the smallest plus of this remarkable CD. Colors, nuances, dynamics, and phrasing are masterfully and abundantly intoxicating. In short, this is a great discographic surprise by two artists whose careers need to be followed.

Jean-Jacques Millo

Translation Lawrence Schulman

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ARTICLE OPUS

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Prokofiev, Complete Original Works for Violon & Piano

Prokofiev, Complete Original Works for Violon & Piano

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Clairs de Lune | Berlioz & Fauré

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Clairs de Lune | Berlioz – Fauré
Jean-Paul Fouchécourt, ténor & Quatuor Manfred

After more than 30 years of intense activity, the repertoire that our quartet has enjoyed, explored and championed is particularly vast. Several characteristics are expressed in it, and one of them is highlighted in this recording: our passion for the repertoire with voice.

The truly rich histories of string quartets, of the French mélodie and of the German Lied offer parallels, but curiously, they only rarely intersected (Schoeck, Wellesz, Schoenberg, Eisler, Hindemith, Milhaud wrote for voice and the quartet, but are not among the most sought-after composers). We often approach certain cycles through transcriptions that we commission or create for ourselves (Haydn, Schumann, Dvořák, Brahms, Mahler).

In response to the rich harmonic colours of Berlioz, Gabriel Fauré’s string quartet makes its presence felt through its entirely symbolist intimacy, its finely chiselled harmony, and “its thought purified up to the threshold of abstraction and evanescence”

With regard to the Summer Nights and in order to pursue our singular poetic path with Jean-Paul Fouchécourt, our dear quintet partner proposed to us the Fauréan vision of Gautier’s Lamento (Fauré kept the original title La chanson du pêcheur whereas Berlioz chose Sur les lagunes). In order to develop this long-distance dialogue between the two composers, we were tempted to compare the Clair de lune of Paul Verlaine by Fauré with that of Gautier by Berlioz.

This is how Clairs de lune was bornan album more poetic – more dreamlike – than musical, a truly personal album by our quartet, an amorous programme of mélodies for voice and string quartet.

Emmanuel Haratyk (Violist fot the Manfred Quartet).

 

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Clairs de Lune|Berlioz & Fauré

Clairs de Lune|Berlioz & Fauré

Quatuor Manfred / Schumann & Tchaïkovsky

Quatuor Manfred / Schumann & Tchaïkovsky

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Fouchécourt

Jean-Paul Fouchécourt & Quatuor Manfred |Clairs de Lune

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Fouchécourt

Saturday 6 april, 20h

Eglise Protestante, 14 boulevard de Brosses 21000 Dijon

Jean-Paul Fouchécourt, ténor

& Quatuor Manfred

 

BERLIOZ, Les Nuits d’été, op.7

Transciption pour voix et quatuor à cordes, Emmanuel Haratyk

FAURÉ, Quatuor en mi mineur, op.121

FAURÉ, Six mélodies pour voix et quatuor

Transciption pour voix et quatuor à cordes, Emmanuel Haratyk

 

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Clairs de Lune|Berlioz & Fauré

Clairs de Lune|Berlioz & Fauré

Quatuor Manfred / Schumann & Tchaïkovsky

Quatuor Manfred / Schumann & Tchaïkovsky

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Ensemble Près de votre oreille | Come Sorrow

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Concert 1 st april – 20h

Athénée, Théâtre Louis Jouvet | 7 rue Boudreau 75009 Paris

Come Sorrow

Ensemble Près de votre oreille
avec Anaïs Bertrand – Mezzo soprane, Nicolas Brooymans – Basse, Thibaut Roussel – Luth renaissance, Robin Pharo – Viole de gambe et direction

”Wise griefes have joyfull turnings, Nice pleasures ende in mournings”.

 

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Come Sorrow, Songs by Robert Jones, Johan Dowland & Tobias Hume

Come Sorrow, Songs by Robert Jones, Johan Dowland & Tobias Hume

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Sébastien Llinares : Recreation Satie

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Sébastien has a unique talent that puts him on a par with the greatest. A limitless technique allied with a remarkable sound give his music uncommon strength. He shows such facility that one never notices any effort, which is rare even among the greatest guitarists”. Today Sébastien Llinares explores the repertoire with the intention of creating a new contemporary guitar style, where formal clarity, historical consciousness and spontaneity are allied in a dialogue between styles and epochs.

ENTRETIEN avec Sébastien Llinares, guitare : classiquenews

Critique du disque : Clic de classiquenews