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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.   I. Bransle de Bourgogne 00:01:39
2.   II. Pavane 00:03:20
3.   III. Petite marche militaire 00:01:19
4.   IV. Complainte 00:02:09
5.   V. Bransle de Champagne 00:02:06
6.   VI. Sicilienne 00:02:19
7.   VII. Carillon 00:01:55

Françaix, Jean

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

Martinů, Bohuslav

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

Durey, Louis

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

Martinů, Bohuslav

  2 Pieces, H. 244
25.   No. 1. Lento 00:03:32
26.   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

Physical Release: 10/2015

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