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Art and Music: Monet - Music of His Time

Art and Music
Monet - Music of His TimeL

Music by Berlioz, Bizet, Chabrier, Debussy, Elgar, Faure, and Ravel
Author: Hugh Griffith
1 CD with full-colour, illustrated, explanatory booklet
Naxos 8.558058

Claude Monet (1840-1926) was at the forefront of the Impressionist revolution in painting. Together with a small group of like-minded friends, he scandalised the critics by devising a new way of representing the world in all its bewildering variety of light and shadow. Here, the world of Monet is given a musical perspective with a carefully chosen selection of pieces by the finest composers of his time.

We may enjoy here some of the greatest moments in musical and artistic development in the late nineteenth century, as Impressionism was emerging triumphant. On this CD, Monet's incredible foresight and breathtaking depictions of natural beauty are musically complemented by such landmarks as Debussy's graceful Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune and Bizet's daring masterpiece Carmen.

Berlioz, Hector

  Overture Le Corsaire, Op. 21
1.   Overture Le Corsaire, Op. 21 00:08:04

Bizet, Georges

  Minuet (L'Arlesienne Suite I)
2.   Minuet (L'Arlesienne Suite I) 00:03:07
3.   Adagietto (L'Arlesienne Suite I) 00:03:32

Chabrier, Emmanuel

  Prelude Pastoral
4.   Prélude Pastoral 00:06:31

Elgar, Edward

  Imperial March, Op. 32
5.   Imperial March, Op. 32 00:04:20

Debussy, Claude

  Fetes (Nocturnes)
6.   Fêtes (Nocturnes) 00:06:55
  De l'aube a midi sur la mer (La mer)
7.   De l'aube à midi sur la mer (La mer) 00:09:18

Faure, Gabriel

  Ouverture (Masques et bergamasques)
8.   Ouverture (Masques et bergamasques) 00:03:48
9.   Pastorale (Masques et bergamasques) 00:04:20

Ravel, Maurice

  Une barque sur l'ocean (Miroirs)
10.   Une barque sur l'océan (Miroirs) 00:06:05
11.   La vallée des cloches (Mirors) 00:05:10

Debussy, Claude

  Images, Book 1: No. 1. Reflets dans l'eau (Reflections in the water)
12.   Images, Book 1: No. 1. Reflets dans l'eau (Reflections in the water) 00:05:20
  Estampes: III. Jardins sous la pluie
13.   Jardins sous la pluie (Estampes) 00:03:52
  Les sons et les parfums tournent dans l'air du soir (Préludes I)
14.   Les sons et les parfums tournent dans l'air du soir (Préludes I) 00:02:56

Total Playing Time: 01:13:18






Composer(s):
Debussy, Claude

Artist(s):
Thiollier, Francois-Joel

Label: Naxos

Series: Arts and Music

Genre: Instrumental; Orchestral

Period: 20th Century; Romantic

Catalogue No: 8.558058

Barcode: 0636943805824

Physical Release: 03/2002

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