Masters of the Modern Age, Vol. 1: Music from the Time of Degas, Cezanne, and Van Gogh

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All Music Guide - Blair Sanderson
Music and painting are often linked, not merely in appreciation courses, but also in the biographies of musicians and artists. To illustrate this correspondence, Naxos' Masters of the Modern Age I surveys the music of the late 19th and early 20th centuries by associating the music of certain composers with three famous artists, Vincent van Gogh, Edgar Degas, and Paul Cézanne. The musical connections are based on pronounced characteristics of these artists and their work, so van Gogh's isolation and loneliness is reflected in subdued music by his contemporaries, Wagner, Liszt, Lalo, Franck, Chabrier, and Mahler; Degas' engagement with society and affinity for the dance ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Blair Sanderson
Music and painting are often linked, not merely in appreciation courses, but also in the biographies of musicians and artists. To illustrate this correspondence, Naxos' Masters of the Modern Age I surveys the music of the late 19th and early 20th centuries by associating the music of certain composers with three famous artists, Vincent van Gogh, Edgar Degas, and Paul Cézanne. The musical connections are based on pronounced characteristics of these artists and their work, so van Gogh's isolation and loneliness is reflected in subdued music by his contemporaries, Wagner, Liszt, Lalo, Franck, Chabrier, and Mahler; Degas' engagement with society and affinity for the dance are evoked in ballet music by Adam, Alkan, Gounod, Délibes, Bizet, Fauré, Chabrier, Debussy, and Stravinsky; and Cézanne's retiring nature is represented in Romantic and impressionistic selections by Berlioz, Bizet, Chabrier, Duparc, Fauré, Boëllmann, Satie, Debussy, Vierne, and Ravel. The lives of these artists overlapped, so there is some recurrence of composers' names, yet there is no duplication of works. Hugh Griffith provided the informative liner notes that describe the milieu in which these artists worked, and each disc has a chronology placing key moments in the artists' lives with the musical highlights of their time.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/30/2013
  • Label: Naxos Special Produc
  • UPC: 747313326938
  • Catalog Number: 8503269
  • Sales rank: 356,812

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Cello Concerto in D minor: 2. Intermezzo - Edouard Lalo & Paul Cezanne (6:52)
    Composed byEdouard Lalo
    Conducted byMichael Halász
    Performed byMichael Halász, Nicolaus Esterházy Sinfonia
  2. 2 Piano Quintet in F minor, M. 7: 1. Molto moderato - César Franck & Michaël Levinas (15:31)
    Composed byCésar Franck
  3. 3 Suite pastorale, for orchestra: Idylle - Emmanuel Chabrier & Paul Cezanne (3:40)
    Composed byEmmanuel Chabrier
    Conducted byHervé Niquet
    Performed byHervé Niquet, Monte Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra
  4. 4 Suite pastorale, for orchestra: Danse villageoise - Emmanuel Chabrier & Paul Cezanne (4:27)
    Composed byEmmanuel Chabrier
    Conducted byHervé Niquet
    Performed byHervé Niquet, Monte Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra
  5. 5 Suite pastorale, for orchestra: Sous-bois - Emmanuel Chabrier & Paul Cezanne (4:24)
    Composed byEmmanuel Chabrier
    Conducted byHervé Niquet
    Performed byHervé Niquet, Monte Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra
  6. 6 Suite pastorale, for orchestra: Scherzo-valse - Emmanuel Chabrier & Paul Cezanne (5:00)
    Composed byEmmanuel Chabrier
    Conducted byHervé Niquet
    Performed byHervé Niquet, Monte Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra
  7. 7 Parsifal, opera, WWV 111: Act 1. Prelude - Richard Wagner & Paul Cezanne (10:35)
    Composed byRichard Wagner
    Conducted byJohannes Wildner
    Performed byPolish National Symphony Orchestra, Johannes Wildner
  8. 8 Nuages gris (Trübe Wolken), for piano, S. 199 (LW A305) - Franz Liszt & Paul Cezanne (3:13)
    Composed byFranz Liszt
  9. 9 Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen, song cycle for voice & piano (or orchestra): Wenn mein Schatz Hochzeit macht - Gustav Mahler & Paul Cezanne (4:00)
    Composed byGustav Mahler
    Conducted byCord Garben
    Performed byCord Garben, Hidenori Komatsu, Radio Philharmonie Hannover
  10. 10 Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen, song cycle for voice & piano (or orchestra): Die zwei blauen Augen - Gustav Mahler & Paul Cezanne (4:52)
    Composed byGustav Mahler
    Conducted byCord Garben
    Performed byCord Garben, Hidenori Komatsu, Radio Philharmonie Hannover
Disc 2
  1. 1 Giselle, ballet: Act 1. Allegro un peu louré - Adolphe Adam & Paul Cezanne (2:34)
    Composed byAdolphe Adam
    Conducted byAndrew Mogrelia
    Performed bySlovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Andrew Mogrelia
  2. 2 Giselle, ballet: Act 1. Galop général - Adolphe Adam & Paul Cezanne (3:16)
    Composed byAdolphe Adam
    Conducted byAndrew Mogrelia
    Performed bySlovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Andrew Mogrelia
  3. 3 J'étais endormie, mais mon coeur veillait, prelude for piano in G flat major (Préludes dans tous les tons No. 13), Op.31/13 - Charles-Valentin Alkan & Paul Cezanne (4:23)
    Composed byCharles-Valentin Alkan
  4. 4 Faust, opera: Allegretto - Charles Gounod & Paul Cezanne (2:24)
    Composed byCharles Gounod
    Conducted byOndrej Lenard
    Performed byOndrej Lenard, CSR Symphony Orchestra
  5. 5 Faust, opera: Adagio - Charles Gounod & Paul Cezanne (3:48)
    Composed byCharles Gounod
    Conducted byOndrej Lenard
    Performed byOndrej Lenard, CSR Symphony Orchestra
  6. 6 Faust, opera: Allegretto - Charles Gounod & Paul Cezanne (1:33)
    Composed byCharles Gounod
    Conducted byOndrej Lenard
    Performed byOndrej Lenard, CSR Symphony Orchestra
  7. 7 Motifs (48), "esquisses" (sketches) for piano in 4 books, Op. 63 - Charles-Valentin Alkan & Paul Cezanne (2:28)
    Composed byCharles-Valentin Alkan
  8. 8 Motifs (48), "esquisses" (sketches) for piano in 4 books, Op. 63 - Charles-Valentin Alkan & Paul Cezanne (1:23)
    Composed byCharles-Valentin Alkan
  9. 9 Coppélia, ou La fille aux yeux d'émail, ballet: Act 1. Valse - Léo Delibes & Paul Cezanne (2:23)
    Composed byLéo Delibes
    Conducted byAndrew Mogrelia
    Performed bySlovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Andrew Mogrelia
  10. 10 Coppélia, ou La fille aux yeux d'émail, ballet: Act 1. Mazurka - Léo Delibes & Paul Cezanne (4:16)
    Composed byLéo Delibes
    Conducted byAndrew Mogrelia
    Performed bySlovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Andrew Mogrelia
  11. 11–16 Carmen Suite for orchestra No. 1 (assembled by Ernest Guirard) - Georges Bizet & Paul Cezanne (12:36)
    Composed byGeorges Bizet
    Conducted byAnthony Bramall
    Performed byAnthony Bramall, Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
    1. 11Prelude
    2. 12Aragonaise
    3. 13Intermezzo
    4. 14Seguidilla
    5. 15Les Dragons d'Alcala
    6. 16Marche du toreador
  12. 17 Dolly, suite for piano, 4 hands or orchestra, Op. 56: Berceuse - Gabriel Fauré & Paul Cezanne (2:20)
    Composed byGabriel Fauré
  13. 18 Dolly, suite for piano, 4 hands or orchestra, Op. 56: Mi-a-ou - Gabriel Fauré & Paul Cezanne (1:46)
    Composed byGabriel Fauré
  14. 19 Dolly, suite for piano, 4 hands or orchestra, Op. 56: Kitty Valse - Gabriel Fauré & Paul Cezanne (2:15)
    Composed byGabriel Fauré
  15. 20 Dolly, suite for piano, 4 hands or orchestra, Op. 56: Le Pas espagnol - Gabriel Fauré & Paul Cezanne (2:12)
    Composed byGabriel Fauré
  16. 21 Joyeuse marche (Marche française), for orchestra or piano, 4 hands - Emmanuel Chabrier & Paul Cezanne (3:51)
    Composed byEmmanuel Chabrier
    Conducted byHervé Niquet
    Performed byHervé Niquet, Monte Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra
  17. 22 Arabesque, for piano No. 2 in G major, L. 66/2 - Claude Debussy & Paul Cezanne (3:35)
    Composed byClaude Debussy
  18. 23 Rêverie, for piano, L. 68 - Claude Debussy & Paul Cezanne (4:23)
    Composed byClaude Debussy
  19. 24 Pour le piano, suite for piano, L. 95 - Claude Debussy & Paul Cezanne (4:02)
    Composed byClaude Debussy
  20. 25 L'oiseau de feu (The Firebird), ballet suite for orchestra: Berceuse - Igor Stravinsky & BRT Philharmonic Orchestra (4:16)
    Composed byIgor Stravinsky
    Conducted byAlexander Rahbari
    Performed byBRT Philharmonic Orchestra, Alexander Rahbari
  21. 26 L'oiseau de feu (The Firebird), ballet suite for orchestra: Finale - Igor Stravinsky & BRT Philharmonic Orchestra (3:34)
    Composed byIgor Stravinsky
    Conducted byAlexander Rahbari
    Performed byBRT Philharmonic Orchestra, Alexander Rahbari
Disc 3
  1. 1 Les Troyens, opera, H. 133a: Prelude - Hector Berlioz & Paul Cezanne (5:05)
    Composed byHector Berlioz
    Conducted byYoav Talmi
    Performed bySan Diego Symphony Orchestra, Yoav Talmi
  2. 2 L' Arlésienne, suite for orchestra No. 2, from the incidental music (arranged by Ernest Guirard): Pastorale - Georges Bizet & Paul Cezanne (5:52)
    Composed byGeorges Bizet
    Conducted byAnthony Bramall
    Performed byAnthony Bramall, Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
  3. 3 Pièces pittoresques (10), for piano: Mélancolie - Emmanuel Chabrier & Paul Cezanne (2:09)
    Composed byEmmanuel Chabrier
  4. 4 Pièces pittoresques (10), for piano: Improvisation - Emmanuel Chabrier & Paul Cezanne (4:52)
    Composed byEmmanuel Chabrier
  5. 5 Chanson triste ("Dans ton coeur..."), song for voice & piano (or orchestra), Op. 2/4 - Henri Duparc & Paul Cezanne (3:25)
    Composed byHenri Duparc
    Performed byPaul Groves
  6. 6 Le manoir de Rosamonde ("De sa dent soudaine et vorace"), song for voice & piano (or orchestra) - Henri Duparc & Paul Cezanne (2:37)
    Composed byHenri Duparc
    Performed byPaul Groves
  7. 7 Elégie ("Oh! ne murmurez pas son nom!"), song for voice & piano (or orchestra) - Henri Duparc & Paul Cezanne (3:12)
    Composed byHenri Duparc
    Performed byPaul Groves
  8. 8 Masques et bergamasques, suite for orchestra, Op. 112: Gavotte - Gabriel Fauré & Paul Cezanne (3:44)
    Composed byGabriel Fauré
    Conducted byJohn Georgiadis
    Performed byJohn Georgiadis, RTE Sinfonietta
  9. 9 Masques et bergamasques, suite for orchestra, Op. 112: Pastorale - Gabriel Fauré & Paul Cezanne (4:27)
    Composed byGabriel Fauré
    Conducted byJohn Georgiadis
    Performed byJohn Georgiadis, RTE Sinfonietta
  10. 10 Quartet for piano & strings in F minor, Op.10: Finale: Allegro - Léon Boëllmann & Karoly Botvay (7:55)
    Composed byLéon Boëllmann
  11. 11 Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune (Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun), for orchestra, L. 86 - Claude Debussy & BRT Philharmonic Orchestra (10:38)
    Composed byClaude Debussy
    Conducted byAlexander Rahbari
    Performed byBRT Philharmonic Orchestra, Alexander Rahbari
  12. 12 Pièces (24) en style libre, for organ, Op. 31: Epitaphe - Simon Lindley & Louis Vierne (4:03)
    Composed byLouis Vierne
  13. 13 Nocturnes, for female chorus & orchestra, L. 91: Nuages - Claude Debussy & BRT Philharmonic Orchestra (7:39)
    Composed byClaude Debussy
    Conducted byAlexander Rahbari
    Performed byBRT Philharmonic Orchestra, Alexander Rahbari
  14. 14 Miroirs, for piano (or orchestra): Noctuelles - Maurice Ravel & Paul Cezanne (4:18)
    Composed byMaurice Ravel
  15. 15 Miroirs, for piano (or orchestra): Oiseaux tristes - Maurice Ravel & Paul Cezanne (3:47)
    Composed byMaurice Ravel
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