Jolivet: Fantaisie-Impromptu pour saxophone alto et piano

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Jolivet: Complete Chamber Music with Piano

Jolivet: Complete Chamber Music with Piano


Jolivet:

Grave et gigue

Air pour bercer

Violin Sonata

Aubade

Choral et fugato

Chant d'oppression

Poèmes

Ouverture en rondeau

Nocturne

Chant de Linos

Serenade

(version for oboe and piano)

Petit Suite for Flute, Viola and Harp

Hopi Snake Dance

Air de Bravoure

Fantaisie-Impromptu pour saxophone alto et piano

Fantaisie-Caprice (1953) for flute and piano

Cabrioles for flute and piano

Chant pour les piroguiers de l'Orénoque

Méditation

Flute Sonata

Patchinko


Filippo Farinelli (piano)

André Jolivet (1905‐1974) is considered one of the most interesting French composers of the 20th century. His vast oeuvre includes nearly all musical genres. Actively open to all musical genres (he never had a proper conservatory education) he developed a personal style that was distinctly avant‐garde.

This new recording spans Jolivet’s entire lifetime, and presents his complete chamber music with piano in combination with violin, viola, cello, flute, oboe, saxophone, clarinet, trumpet, double‐bass and Ondes Martenot. Fascinating, vibrant and colourful music! Excellent performances by Italian soloists and pianist Filippo Farinelli, the driving force behind several Brilliant Classics projects: complete songs by Ravel, Jolivet and Dallapiccola, Koechlin Saxophone Music and others.

The extensive liner notes are written by a musicologist.

Released or re-released in last 6 months

Brilliant Classics - 95275BR

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Légende: Duo Vagues

Légende: Duo Vagues


Creston:

Sonata for Alto Saxophone and Piano, Op. 19

Françaix:

Cinq danses exotiques

Hindemith:

Sonata for Alto Horn & Piano in E flat major

Jolivet:

Fantaisie-Impromptu pour saxophone alto et piano

Milhaud:

Scaramouche, suite for saxophone & piano (or orchestra), Op. 165c

Schmitt, F:

Légende, Op. 66


Duo Vagues

Sardinian saxophonist Andrea Mocci, one of the most accomplished musicians of his generation, and the brilliant Japanese pianist Megumi Nakanomori, form Duo Vagues, and present their debut album Légende. Their cultural backgrounds and personalities are as distinct as the contrasting colouristic palettes of their instruments; the saxophone itself straddles the worlds of classical and jazz.

Yet this CD represents a fusion of all these apparently conflicting elements, highlighting music's power to unify cultures, timbres and genres.

Florent Schmitt's Légende is at the heart of this disc and their formation as a duo. Its continuous motion, rising from moments of profound calm to ebullient overflowing crests, suggests "vagues" - waves, inspiring their choice of name. Schmitt's Légende spans lyricism and impetuosity, the saxophone's long-breathed, virtuosic flourishes occasionally slipping into the smoky world of jazz, while the piano's rich harmonies anticipate Messiaen.

Jolivet's Fantaisie-Impromptu reflects his immersion in both atonality and jazz, its sinuous saxophone line and enigmatic, tonally-ambiguous piano gestures juxtaposed with jaunty, jazzy material reminiscent of Gershwin. Milhaud, a master of comic irony, takes us on a witty adventure to South America in Scaramouche - the piece with which Andrea Mocci made his professional debut, in the prestigious Sala Verdi in Milan, in 2011. In common with Milhaud's piece, Françaix's 5 Danses Exotiques, dedicated to Marcel Mule (who premiered Schmitt's Légende) embrace Latin American styles.

Creston's debonair, vivacious Sonata is a piece which Duo Vagues has been playing for years, yet which always yields something new. Hindemith famously wrote sonatas for almost every orchestral instrument, although the Sonata recorded on this disc began life as a piece for alto horn. The saxophonist is called upon to read a poem by Hindemith during the piece, after which the two instruments are engaged in fascinating dialogue, and it is this sense of dialogue, between saxophone and piano, between different styles, and between the musicians themselves, that is so integral to this debut disc from Duo Vagues.

Odradek Records - ODRCD334

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Music for Saxophone

Music for Saxophone


Delden:

Alto Saxophone Sonatina

Dubois, P:

Circus Parade

Divertissement

Pieces Caracteristiques, Op. 77: A l'espagnole

Figures (10) a danser

Jolivet:

Fantaisie-Impromptu pour saxophone alto et piano

Orrego-Salas:

Liriche brevi (4), for saxophone & piano, Op. 61

Wetzel, R:

Vignettes of a Fable Land


Eugene Carinci (alto saxophone)

Mark Records - 1611-MCD

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Reflections of France

Reflections of France


Boutry:

Divertimento

Bozza:

Aria

Douze Études-caprices

Improvisation et Caprice from Douze Études-caprices

Desenclos:

Prélude, Cadence et Finale

Françaix:

Cinq danses exotiques

Grovlez:

Sarabande et Allegro

Jolivet:

Fantaisie-Impromptu pour saxophone alto et piano

Milhaud:

Scaramouche, suite for saxophone & piano (or orchestra), Op. 165c

Planel:

Prélude et Saltarelle


Christian Forshaw (saxophone) & Stephen De Pledge (piano)

'Anyone who has studied the saxophone from a classical perspective will be aware of the centrality theFrench school has played in the instrument’s development. There is an abundance of 20th century repertoire often written as test pieces for the Paris Conservatoire and inspired by the likes of Marcel Mule and Jean Marie Londeix. This repertoire was undoubtedly conceived with a specific style of playing in mind and consequently has become synonymous with traditional French concepts of sound. My own approach to the instrument is from a vocal perspective, incorporating the body’s natural resonance chambers and striving to phrase and interpret the music as a singer. When embarking upon this recording project it was my intention to keep this aesthetic at the heart of my interpretations, choosing tempi which allowed the music to sing and breathe, and using vibrato flexibly to colour the sound according to the musical context. My previous discs (Sanctuary and Renouncement) have been an exploration of an ecclesiastical sound-world incorporating voices and church organ. In this context the primary objective was to achieve a purity and ethereal nature to the sound. When it came to revisiting the repertoire on this disc I found myself exploring an alternative sound palette which also involved greater finger dexterity. Many of these were, after all, “test pieces” designed to highlight a performer’s technical prowess. The process has highlighted for me just how individual the saxophone is, and how the performer dictates the end result rather than the instrument.' Christian Forshaw, April 2008

Integra Records - ING1002

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$11.75

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Rapsodie Française

Rapsodie Française

French music for saxophone & piano


Debussy:

Rhapsody for alto saxophone & piano (or orchestra), L. 98

Desenclos:

Prélude, Cadence et Finale

Françaix:

Cinq danses exotiques

Ibert:

Concertino da camera for Alto Saxophone

Jolivet:

Fantaisie-Impromptu pour saxophone alto et piano

Milhaud:

Scaramouche, suite for saxophone & piano (or orchestra), Op. 165c

Schmitt, F:

Légende, Op. 66


Mario Marzi (saxophone), Paolo Zannini (piano)

Stradivarius - STR33662

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The French Saxophone

The French Saxophone


Boutry:

Divertimento

Françaix:

Cinq danses exotiques

Ibert:

Histoires...

Jolivet:

Fantaisie-Impromptu pour saxophone alto et piano

Maurice:

Tableaux de Provence

Milhaud:

Scaramouche, suite for saxophone & piano (or orchestra), Op. 165c


Pekka Savijoki (saxophone), Margit Rahkonen, Jussi Siirala (piano)

BIS - BISCD209

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