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KOECHLIN, C.: Heures persanes (Les) (van Raat)

A pupil of Massenet and Fauré, the prolific French composer and teacher Charles Koechlin expanded traditional harmonies and compositional techniques and was much admired by his contemporaries. Les heures persanes was inspired by Vers Ispahan, Pierre Loti’s diary of a journey through Persia. Oriental atmospheres are recreated through cycles of day and night, and in piano writing completely new for its time. This evocative piece salutes Koechlin’s musical forebears as well as foreshadowing Messiaen through the “passionate and skilled” (The Sunday Times on 8.572570) advocacy of Ralph van Raat.


Koechlin, Charles

  Les heures persanes, Op. 65
1.   Play with flash player No. 1. Sieste, avant le depart: Lent 00:03:37
2.   Play with flash player No. 2. La caravane (reve, pendant la sieste): Pas vite 00:05:53
3.   Play with flash player No. 3. L'escalade obscure: Adagio (non troppo) 00:01:54
4.   Play with flash player No. 4. Matin frais, dans la haute vallee: Pas trop lent 00:02:50
5.   Play with flash player No. 5. En vue de la ville: Moderato 00:01:47
6.   Play with flash player No. 6. A travers les rues: Allegro vivo 00:04:06
7.   Play with flash player No. 7. Chant du soir: Tres calme 00:02:06
8.   Play with flash player No. 8. Clair de lune sur les terrasses: Andante moderato 00:03:10
9.   Play with flash player No. 9. Aubade: Moderato 00:02:22
10.   Play with flash player No. 10. Roses au soleil de midi: Presque adagio 00:02:23
11.   Play with flash player No. 11. A l'ombre, pres de la fontaine de marbre: Moderato 00:02:24
12.   Play with flash player No. 12. Arabesques: Allegro (non troppo) 00:01:46
13.   Play with flash player No. 13. Les collines, au coucher du soleil: Tres calme 00:02:43
14.   Play with flash player No. 14. Le conteur: Assez lent - Le Pecheur et le Genni - Le Palais enchante - Danse d'adolescents - Claire de lune sur les jardins 00:07:27
15.   Play with flash player No. 15. La paix du soir, au cimetiere: Assez lent 00:06:22
16.   Play with flash player No. 16. Derviches dans la nuit: Assez anime, nocturne, mysterieux - Variante - Clair de lune sur la place deserte 00:05:53

Total Playing Time: 00:56:43






Composer(s):
Koechlin, Charles

Artist(s):
van Raat, Ralph

Label: Naxos

Genre: Instrumental

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.572473

Barcode: 747313247370

Release Date: 01/2012

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