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Art and Music: Renoir - Music of His Time

  • Renoir – Music of His Time
  • Music by Offenbach, Gounod, Fauré, Chausson, Debussy, Ravel, Dukas, Ibert, Gaubert
  • Author: Hugh Griffith
  • 1 CD with full colour, illustrated, explanatory booklet

No artist has been more alive to the enjoyment of life’s pleasures than Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841–1919). His paintings reflect a delight in the existence of the world and its beauty, expressed in colours drenched with light and sunshine. On this CD, the world of Renoir is given a musical perspective with a carefully chosen selection of pieces by the finest composers of his time. Inside, Hugh Griffith provides explanatory notes on his life and musical environment.

Offenbach, Jacques

  La Belle Helene: Overture
1.   La Belle Helene: Overture 00:05:09

Gounod, Charles-François

  Petite symphonie: I. Adagio - Allegretto
2.   Petite symphonie: I. Adagio - Allegretto 00:05:33

Fauré, Gabriel
Racine, Jean, lyricist(s)

  Cantique de Jean Racine, Op. 11
3.   Cantique de Jean Racine, Op. 11 00:06:25

Chausson, Ernest

  Symphony in B-Flat Major, Op. 20 (excerpt)
4.   I. Lent - Allegro vivo - Allegro molto - Plus lent - Allegro scherzando - Moins vite - Allegro molto - Allegro vivo - Allegro molto - Presto 00:12:38

Debussy, Claude

  Preludes, Book I (excerpts)
5.   II. Voiles (Sails) 00:03:19
6.   V. Les collines d'Anacapri (The Hills of Anacapri) 00:02:58
7.   VIII. La fille aux cheveux de lin (The Girl with the Flaxen Hair) 00:02:13
  2 Danses: II. Danse profane
8.   2 Danses: II. Danse profane 00:05:15

Ravel, Maurice

  Ma mere l'oye (Mother Goose) (excerpts)
9.   III. Les entretiens de la belle et de la bete (The conversations of Beauty and the Beast) 00:04:12
10.   VI. Le jardin feerique (The fairy garden) 00:03:52

Dukas, Paul

  Prelude elegiaque
11.   Prelude elegiaque 00:04:30

Ibert, Jacques

12.   Scherzetto 00:03:28

Gaubert, Philippe

  Divertissement grec
13.   Divertissement grec 00:04:05

Total Playing Time: 01:03:37

Chausson, Ernest; Debussy, Claude; Dukas, Paul; Fauré, Gabriel; Gaubert, Philippe; Gounod, Charles-François; Ibert, Jacques; Offenbach, Jacques; Ravel, Maurice

Racine, Jean

Hayman, Richard; Jean, Kenneth; Kaltenbach, Jerome; Summerly, Jeremy; Waterlot, Ulysse

Orchestre Symphonique et Lyrique de Nancy; Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra; Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra; Waterloo Chamber Orchestra

Vertavo String Quartet

Oxford Schola Cantorum

Bjaerke, Sjur; Bødtker, Ellen Sejersted; Carey, Colm; Grauwels, Marc; Stigliani, Chantal; Thiollier, François-Joël

Label: Naxos

Genre: Chamber Music; Choral - Sacred; Instrumental; Orchestral

Period: 20th Century; Romantic

Catalogue No: 8.558176

Barcode: 636943817629

Physical Release: 12/2005

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