Suites Françaises

Divox: CDX21005

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Suites Françaises



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30th Aug 2011




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Suites Françaises


Petite Suite

6 Epigraphes antiques

Pierné, G:

Album pour mes petits amis, Op. 14


Le Tombeau de Couperin

Ensemble Pyramide: Markus Brönnimann (flute), Barbara Tillmann (oboe, English Horn), Ulrike Jacoby (violin), Muriel Schweizer (viola), Anita Jehli (cello) & Jaêl Bertschinger (harp)



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Following on the heels of its recent portrait CD of the Ensemble Pyramide (CDX21006), Divox presents another recording by the Zurich-based chamber ensemble. Suites Françaises unites arrangements of works by French composers whose paths crossed repeatedly, and are arranged here by the ensembles flautist, Mark Brönnimann. Debussy, Ravel and Pierné are the composers whose pieces convey a vivid overview of French music at the turn of the 20th century.

Maurice Ravel: Le tombeau de Couperin (arr. M. Bronnimann for ensemble)

No. 1. Prelude

No. 2. Fugue

No. 3. Forlane

No. 5. Menuet

No. 4. Rigaudon

Claude Debussy: Petite suite (arr. M. Bronnimann)

I. En bateau

II. Cortege

III. Menuet

IV. Ballet

Claude Debussy: 6 Epigraphes antiques (arr. M. Bronnimann)

No. 1. Pour invoquer Pan

No. 2. Pour un tombeau sans nom

No. 3. Pour que la nuit soit propice

No. 4. Pour la danseuse aux crotales

No. 5. Pour l'egyptienne

No. 6. Pour remercier la pluie au matin

Gabriel Pierné: Album pour mes petits amis, Op. 14 (arr. M. Bronnimann)

No. 1. Pastorale

No. 2. Farandole

No. 3. La veillee de l'ange gardien

No. 4. Petite gavotte

No. 5. Chanson d'autrefois

No. 6. Marche des petits soldats de plomb

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