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This recording brings together three composers who knew each other and worked together in Paris in the first half of the 19th century: Liszt was a composer and pianist, as was Reber, who studied with Anton Reicha and devoted much of his career to chamber music. Berlioz came to fame in 1830 with the première of his Symphonie Fantastique, on which occasion he first met Liszt: the beginning of a strong friendship between the two composers. The works presented here offer a panorama of French musical tastes from the years 1830-1850. Two are world premiere recordings.
Reber, N H: Symphonie N°4 En Sol Majeur Op.33
II. (Andantino Sostenuto)
III. (Scherzo : Allegro)
IV. (Final : Allegro)
Berlioz: Rêverie Et Caprice Pour Violon Et Orchestre Op.8
Rêverie Et Caprice Pour Violon Et Orchestre Op.8
Liszt: Concerto Pour Piano N°1 S.124
I. (Allegro Maestoso)
II. (Quasi Adagio)
III. (Allegretto Vivace - Allegro Animato)
IV. (Allegro Marziale Animato)
26th July 2012
“Chamayou plays a magnificent-sounding 1837 Erard piano, in what is apparently the first period-instrument recording of the work. His performance has dash and devilment, the orchestral playing packs a punch, but the other works on the disc are even more intriguing.”
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