Cezanne: Music of His Time

Cezanne: Music of His Time

     
 

The claims of the Naxos Art and Music series are modest ones; the series "presents the composers active during the lives of the leading painters and sculptors, setting a musical context to their work." For someone who lived a fairly long life, such as painter Paul Cézanne, that doesn't narrow things down much. What the listener gets on this disc is a half century of… See more details below

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The claims of the Naxos Art and Music series are modest ones; the series "presents the composers active during the lives of the leading painters and sculptors, setting a musical context to their work." For someone who lived a fairly long life, such as painter Paul Cézanne, that doesn't narrow things down much. What the listener gets on this disc is a half century of French music of various kinds from the Naxos catalog, some of it (Duparc, Chabrier, Debussy) certainly relevant to Cézanne's nature-worshipping yet geometrical art, and some of it (Louis Vierne) certainly less so. The booklet attempts to relate music and art only in the most general way, but its selection of color prints is generous (the only design irritant is the ugly set of all-caps composer names on the front cover). The program, even if unified only by French nationality, has attractive features, including the sensitive trio of Duparc songs by tenor Paul Groves and pianist Roger Vignoles, and the comparatively rare "Piano Quartet in F minor, Op. 10," of Léon Boëllman, an interesting precursor to Satie (also represented on the disc) in its use of medievalisms. This release is proclaimed by Naxos as part of an "educational" subset of its catalog, and it is not quite that. It's worth a listen in the car on the way to the museum, though.

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Product Details

Release Date:
01/17/2006
Label:
Naxos
UPC:
0636943817926
catalogNumber:
8558179
Rank:
293058

Tracks

  1. Les Troyens, opera, H. 133a: Prelude  - Hector Berlioz  - Paul Cezanne  -  San Diego Symphony Orchestra  - Yoav Talmi
  2. L' Arlésienne, suite for orchestra No. 2, from the incidental music (arranged by Ernest Guirard): Pastorale  - Georges Bizet  - Paul Cezanne  - Anthony Bramall  -  Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
  3. Pièces pittoresques (10), for piano: Mélancolie  - Emmanuel Chabrier  - Paul Cezanne  - Georges Rabol
  4. Pièces pittoresques (10), for piano: Improvisation  - Emmanuel Chabrier  - Paul Cezanne  - Georges Rabol
  5. Chanson triste ("Dans ton coeur..."), song for voice & piano (or orchestra), Op. 2/4  - Henri Duparc  - Paul Cezanne  - Paul Groves  - Roger Vignoles
  6. Le manoir de Rosamonde ("De sa dent soudaine et vorace"), song for voice & piano (or orchestra)  - Henri Duparc  - Paul Cezanne  - Paul Groves  - Roger Vignoles
  7. Elégie ("Oh! ne murmurez pas son nom!"), song for voice & piano (or orchestra)  - Henri Duparc  - Paul Cezanne  - Paul Groves  - Roger Vignoles
  8. Masques et bergamasques, suite for orchestra, Op. 112: Gavotte  - Gabriel Fauré  - Paul Cezanne  - John Georgiadis  -  RTE Sinfonietta
  9. Masques et bergamasques, suite for orchestra, Op. 112: Pastorale  - Gabriel Fauré  - Paul Cezanne  - John Georgiadis  -  RTE Sinfonietta
  10. Quartet for piano & strings in F minor, Op.10: Finale: Allegro  - Léon Boëllmann  - Karoly Botvay  - Bela Banfalvi  - Paul Cezanne  - János Fehérvári  - Ilona Prunyi
  11. Gymnopedie for piano No.1  - Erik Satie  - Paul Cezanne  - Klára Körmendi
  12. Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune (Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun), for orchestra, L. 86  - Claude Debussy  -  BRT Philharmonic Orchestra  - Paul Cezanne  - Alexander Rahbari
  13. Pièces (24) en style libre, for organ, Op 31: Epitaphe  - Louis Vierne  - Simon Lindley  - Paul Cezanne
  14. Nuages, for orchestra (Nocturne No. 1), L. 91/1  - Claude Debussy  -  BRT Philharmonic Orchestra  - Paul Cezanne  - Alexander Rahbari
  15. Miroirs, for piano (or orchestra): Noctuelles  - Maurice Ravel  - Paul Cezanne  - Francois-Joël Thiollier
  16. Miroirs, for piano (or orchestra): Oiseaux tristes  - Maurice Ravel  - Paul Cezanne  - Francois-Joël Thiollier

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