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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.   Play with flash player Overture Le Corsaire, Op. 21 00:08:04

Bizet, Georges

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

Chabrier, Emmanuel

  Prelude Pastoral
4.   Play with flash player Prélude Pastoral 00:06:31

Elgar, Edward

  Imperial March, Op. 32
5.   Play with flash player Imperial March, Op. 32 00:04:20

Debussy, Claude

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

Fauré, Gabriel

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

Ravel, Maurice

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

Debussy, Claude

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

Total Playing Time: 01:13:18

Berlioz, Hector; Bizet, Georges; Chabrier, Emmanuel; Debussy, Claude; Elgar, Edward; Fauré, Gabriel; Ravel, Maurice

Bramall, Anthony; Hurst, George; Rahbari, Alexander; Talmi, Yoav

BBC Philharmonic Orchestra; Ireland National Symphony Orchestra; Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra; San Diego Symphony Orchestra; Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra

Camerata Budapest

Healy, Michael; Thiollier, François-Joël

Label: Naxos

Series: Arts and Music

Genre: Instrumental; Orchestral

Period: 20th Century; Romantic

Catalogue No: 8.558058

Barcode: 0636943805824

Release Date: 03/2002

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