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Art and Music: Degas - Music of His Time

Art and Music
Edgar Degas - Music of His Time

Music by Adam, Alkan, Gounod, Delibes, Bizet, Fauré, Chabrier, Debussy, Stravinsky

Author: Hugh Griffith

1 CD with full-colour, illustrated, explanatory booklet

Naxos 8.558144

Edgar Degas (1834-1917) is remembered as the painter of ballet dancers, but the scope of his genius ranged widely. An acute and witty observer, he depicted his native Paris in its many diverse aspects, often hinting at a social isolation and unease hidden beneath the colourful surface. On this CD, the world of Degas 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.

Adam, Adolphe

  Giselle, Act I
1.   Act I: Allegro un peu loure 00:02:34
2.   Act I: Galop general 00:03:12

Alkan, Charles-Valentin

  Prelude, Op. 31 No. 13 'J'etais endormie, mais mon coeur veillait'
3.   Prelude, Op. 31 No. 13 'J'etais endormie, mais mon coeur veillait' 00:04:23
4.   Prelude, Op. 31 No. 17 'Reve d'amour' 00:02:43

Gounod, Charles-François

5.   Ballet music: Allegretto 00:02:24
6.   Ballet music: Adagio 00:03:48
7.   Ballet music: Allegretto 00:01:29

Alkan, Charles-Valentin

  Esquisse, Op. 63 No. 5 'Les Inities'
8.   Esquisse, Op. 63 No. 5 'Les Inities' 00:02:28
9.   Esquisse, Op. 63 No. 16 'Fantaisie' 00:01:20

Delibes, Léo

  Coppelia, Act I
10.   Valse 00:02:23
11.   Mazurka 00:04:12

Bizet, Georges

  Carmen - Suite No. 1
12.   Prelude 00:01:27
13.   Aragonaise 00:02:20
14.   Intermezzo 00:02:47
15.   Seguidilla 00:01:55
16.   Les Dragons d'Alcala 00:01:44
17.   Marche du toreador 00:02:19

Fauré, Gabriel

  Dolly Suite
18.   Berceuse 00:02:20
19.   Mi - a - ou 00:01:46
20.   Kitty Valse 00:02:15
21.   Le Pas espagnol 00:02:09

Chabrier, Emmanuel

  Joyeuse Marche
22.   Joyeuse Marche 00:03:47

Debussy, Claude

  Arabesque No. 2
23.   Arabesque No. 2 00:03:31
24.   Reverie 00:04:19
  Pour le piano - Toccata
25.   Pour le piano - Toccata 00:03:58

Stravinsky, Igor

  Firebird Suite
26.   Berceuse 00:04:17
27.   Finale 00:03:34

Total Playing Time: 01:15:24

Adam, Adolphe; Alkan, Charles-Valentin; Bizet, Georges; Chabrier, Emmanuel; Debussy, Claude; Delibes, Léo; Fauré, Gabriel; Gounod, Charles-François; Stravinsky, Igor

Bramall, Anthony; Lenárd, Ondrej; Mogrelia, Andrew; Niquet, Hervé; Rahbari, Alexander

Belgian Radio and Television Philharmonic Orchestra; Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra; Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra; Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra

Hooge, Patrick de; Martin, Laurent; Thiollier, François-Joël; Volondat, Pierre-Alain

Label: Naxos

Genre: Ballet; Instrumental; Orchestral

Period: 20th Century; Romantic

Catalogue No: 8.558144

Barcode: 0636943814420

Boxset: 8.503269

Physical Release: 08/2003

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