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Art and Music: Van Gogh - Music of His Time



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Queen of the Cello – Maria Kliegel Interviewed by Jeremy Siepmann

Art and Music: Van Gogh - Music of His Time

Art and Music
Vincent van Gogh - Music of His Time

Music by Lalo, Franck, Chabrier, Wagner, Liszt, and Mahler
Author: Hugh Griffith
1 CD with full-colour, illustrated, explanatory booklet
Naxos 8.558068

Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890) lived a lonely and troubled existence that ended in madness and suicide, yet his paintings vibrate with energy and colour. His works probably are reproduced more often and are more universally familiar than those of any other artist. On this CD, the world of van Gogh 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.

The character and ideals of this haunted, introverted, talented painter are reflected here in contemporaneous music of a new-found intensity of expression. Although van Gogh's isolated existence precludes any direct connections, we see, for example, how the drive of composers such as Franck and Berlioz to elevate the importance of orchestral colour has a clear parallel in the art of van Gogh, and Gaugin, who used colour not as superficial decoration but as an essential organising feature of their paintings.

Lalo, Édouard

  Cello Concerto in D Minor
1.   Play with flash player Intermezzo (mvt 2) 00:06:45

Franck, César

  Piano Quintet in F Minor
2.   Play with flash player Molto moderato (mvt 1) 00:15:25

Chabrier, Emmanuel

  Suite pastorale
3.   Play with flash player Idylle 00:03:40
4.   Play with flash player Danse villageoise 00:04:27
5.   Play with flash player Sous - bois 00:04:24
6.   Play with flash player Scherzo - valse 00:04:54

Wagner, Richard

7.   Play with flash player Act I: Prelude 00:10:28

Liszt, Franz

  Nuages gris
8.   Play with flash player Nuages gris 00:03:07

Mahler, Gustav
Mahler, Gustav, lyricist(s)

  Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen
9.   Play with flash player Wenn mein Schatz Hochzeit macht 00:03:55
10.   Play with flash player Die zwei blauen Augen 00:04:52

Total Playing Time: 01:01:57

Chabrier, Emmanuel; Franck, César; Lalo, Édouard; Liszt, Franz; Mahler, Gustav; Wagner, Richard

Mahler, Gustav

Garben, Cord; Halász, Michael; Niquet, Hervé; Wildner, Johannes

Hannover Radio Philharmonic Orchestra; Ludwig Quartet; Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra; Nicolaus Esterházy Sinfonia; Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra

Cohen, Arnaldo; Kliegel, Maria; Komatsu, Hidenori; Levinas, Michaël

Label: Naxos

Genre: Chamber Music; Concerto; Instrumental; Orchestral; Vocal

Period: Romantic

Catalogue No: 8.558068

Barcode: 0636943806821

Boxset: 8.503269

Release Date: 07/2002

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