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Harpsichord Recital: Lewis, Christopher D. - POULENC, F. / FRANÇAIX, J. / MARTINŮ, B. / DUREY, L. (20th Century Harpsichord Music)

    
      

 

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Harpsichord Recital: Lewis, Christopher D. - POULENC, F. / FRANÇAIX, J. / MARTINŮ, B. / DUREY, L. (20th Century Harpsichord Music)

One of the pioneers of the 20th-century resurrection of interest in the harpsichord was the great virtuoso Wanda Landowska who assisted in the development of a harpsichord built by Pleyel of Paris. Performing on a 1930s Pleyel harpsichord, Christopher Lewis has chosen a programme of 20th-century works by French or French-based composers. Poulenc’s colourful Suite française is followed by Françaix’s exciting and previously unrecorded Deux Pièces. Martinů’s lyricism and intensity of expression can be heard in the Sonata and other pieces while Louis Durey’s piquant Dix Inventions is both a homage to Bach’s Two-Part Inventions and a work whose compositional technique is firmly rooted in the modern era.


Poulenc, Francis

  Suite Francaise, FP 80 (version for keyboard)
1.   Play with flash player I. Bransle de Bourgogne 00:01:39
2.   Play with flash player II. Pavane 00:03:20
3.   Play with flash player III. Petite marche militaire 00:01:19
4.   Play with flash player IV. Complainte 00:02:09
5.   Play with flash player V. Bransle de Champagne 00:02:06
6.   Play with flash player VI. Sicilienne 00:02:19
7.   Play with flash player VII. Carillon 00:01:55

Françaix, Jean

  2 Pieces pour Clavecin
8.   Play with flash player No. 1. Grave 00:02:28
9.   Play with flash player No. 2. Vivace 00:01:26

Martinů, Bohuslav

  2 Impromptus, H. 381
10.   Play with flash player No. 1. Allegretto 00:02:36
11.   Play with flash player No. 2. — 00:02:40
  Harpsichord Sonata, H. 368
12.   Play with flash player I. Poco allegro 00:02:40
13.   Play with flash player II. Poco moderato cantabile 00:04:15
14.   Play with flash player III. Allegretto 00:02:19

Durey, Louis

  10 Inventions, Op. 41b
15.   Play with flash player No. 1. Tres calme 00:01:52
16.   Play with flash player No. 2. Allegretto 00:01:11
17.   Play with flash player No. 3. Tres modéré 00:02:42
18.   Play with flash player No. 4. Lent et grave 00:02:30
19.   Play with flash player No. 5. Tranquille 00:01:38
20.   Play with flash player No. 6. Anime et rythme 00:01:26
21.   Play with flash player No. 7. Modéré 00:02:22
22.   Play with flash player No. 8. Decide 00:01:16
23.   Play with flash player No. 9. Modéré (melancolique) 00:01:57
24.   Play with flash player No. 10. Tres anime 00:02:26

Martinů, Bohuslav

  2 Pieces, H. 244
25.   Play with flash player No. 1. Lento 00:03:32
26.   Play with flash player No. 2. Allegro con brio 00:03:59

Total Playing Time: 01:00:02






Composer(s):
Durey, Louis; Françaix, Jean; Martinů, Bohuslav; Poulenc, Francis

Artist(s):
Lewis, Christopher D.

Label: Naxos

Genre: Instrumental

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.573364

Barcode: 747313336470

Release Date: 10/2015

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