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PIERN� | LOEFFLER | DURUFL�
William Dazeley & London Conchord Ensemble

 

 

 
1. Piern, Gabriel [4:50]
Sonata da Camera Op 48 (i) Prelude

2. Piern, Gabriel [4:57]
Sonata da Camera Op 48 (ii) Sarabande

3. Piern, Gabriel [3:54]
Sonata da Camera Op 48 (iii) Finale

4. Loeffler, Charles [9:24]
Two Rhapsodies (i) L'tang

5. Loeffler, Charles [11:53]
Two Rhapsodies (ii) La Cornemuse

6. Loeffler, Charles [4:29]
Five Songs (i) Reverie en Sourdine

7. Loeffler, Charles [3:29]
Five Songs (ii) Le Rossignol

8. Loeffler, Charles [3:34]
Five Songs (iii) Harmonie du Soir

9. Loeffler, Charles [1:23]
Five Songs (iv) La Lune Blanche

10. Loeffler, Charles [2:25]
Five Songs (v) La Chanson des Ingnues

11. Durufl, Maurice [11:57]
Prelude Rcitatif et Variations Op 3

Artist(s):
William Dazeley, baritone
London Conchord Ensemble,
Daniel Pailthorpe, Flute
Emily Pailthorpe, Oboe

Pierné
Sonata Da Camera
 
Loeffler
Two Rhapsodies
Five Songs
 
Duruflé
Prélude Recitatif et Variations

The London Conchord Ensemble are joined on this disc by the baritone William Dazeley, presenting a seductive collection of fascinating chamber works and songs written by three major 20th Century French chamber music composers.Sensual and intimate, these works epitomise these works epitomise the music of early 20th-century France, with their fluid lines and unusual textures, sensitively captured here by Conchord.

Though born in Berlin, Charles Loeffler claimed to hail from Alsace, so strongly did he identify with the French aesthetic. His Five Songs set poetry by French poets Baudelaire and Verlaine, and his musical style recalls Franck, Chausson and Debussy. Add to this a Russian sense of instrumental colour, and the result is a fascinating concoction of expressive and of expressive and  evocative musical elements.
 
Pierné's Sonata Da Camera is reminiscent of Debussy's seminal Sonata for Flute, Viola and Harp in its poignant colours and intricate
textures, while Duruflé's Prélude Recitatif et  Variations reveals a different style from that of his Variations reveals a different style from that of his famous Requiem in writing that recalls Ravel.

Throughout this disc, Conchord plays with an effortless grace and flair, a finesse that perfectly, a finesse that perfectly communicates this exquisite selection of music.


 

 


The London Conchord Ensemble are joined on this disc by the baritone William Dazeley, presenting a seductive collection of fascinating chamber works and songs written by three major 20th Century French chamber music composers.Sensual and intimate, these works epitomise these works epitomise the music of early 20th-century France, with their fluid lines and unusual textures, sensitively captured here by Conchord.

Though born in Berlin, Charles Loeffler claimed to hail from Alsace, so strongly did he identify with the French aesthetic. His Five Songs set poetry by French poets Baudelaire and Verlaine, and his musical style recalls Franck, Chausson and Debussy. Add to this a Russian sense of instrumental colour, and the result is a fascinating concoction of expressive and of expressive and  evocative musical elements.
 
Pierné's Sonata Da Camera is reminiscent of Debussy's seminal Sonata for Flute, Viola and Harp in its poignant colours and intricate
textures, while Duruflé's Prélude Recitatif et  Variations reveals a different style from that of his Variations reveals a different style from that of his famous Requiem in writing that recalls Ravel.

Throughout this disc, Conchord plays with an effortless grace and flair, a finesse that perfectly, a finesse that perfectly communicates this exquisite selection of music.


“His Five Songs (1893-4) are charming miniatures and beautifully performed by baritone William Dazeley and the London Conchord Ensemble.”
“The disc remains in the realm of sophisticated Gallic gorgeousness and includes two rhapsodies by Loeffler, and Pierné’s delightful Sonata da Camera.” 
Metro
 
“There is an elegiac tone to Loeffler’s Two Rhapsodies for oboe, viola and piano and tinges of regret and bliss to the voice of Dazeley, echoed by the wistfulness and caprice of the Duruflé.”
The Telegraph

“The London Concord Ensemble with guest baritone William Dazeley have given us an absolutely delicious hour of chamber music in these finely honed performances.”
MusicWeb International 

   
   

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