The Treya Quartet plays Gabriel Fauré

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Blair Sanderson
The Treya Quartet is an international jazz combo consisting of trumpet/flügelhorn, piano, bass, and drums with additional hammered dulcimer and bodhran, so there might be a few raised eyebrows among classical listeners who anticipate a different kind of ensemble. Lest there be any doubt, no one should expect a recording of Gabriel Fauré's "String Quartet." Instead, this is an album of his mélodies or songs, which have been arranged as jazz ballads. The idea may seem odd at first, until one realizes that the harmonies and melodies of these songs are not far removed from the norms of cool jazz and that it only takes a modest adjustment of chords, instrumentation, and ...
See more details below
CD
$16.14
BN.com price
(Save 5%)$16.99 List Price
Other sellers (CD)
  • All (3) from $8.83   
  • New (3) from $8.83   

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Blair Sanderson
The Treya Quartet is an international jazz combo consisting of trumpet/flügelhorn, piano, bass, and drums with additional hammered dulcimer and bodhran, so there might be a few raised eyebrows among classical listeners who anticipate a different kind of ensemble. Lest there be any doubt, no one should expect a recording of Gabriel Fauré's "String Quartet." Instead, this is an album of his mélodies or songs, which have been arranged as jazz ballads. The idea may seem odd at first, until one realizes that the harmonies and melodies of these songs are not far removed from the norms of cool jazz and that it only takes a modest adjustment of chords, instrumentation, and improvisation to carry these quasi-impressionist art songs of the fin de siècle into this mode of expression. Paolo Fresu's plaintive flügelhorn tone and simple, wispy phrasing may well bring to mind the intimate style of Miles Davis, and Peter Waters' eloquent and discreet piano has some of the classical crossover appeal of John Lewis or Dave Brubeck. Tony Overwater's bass and Gilbert Paeffgen's drums provide a solid foundation yet have enough rhythmic fluidity and agility to encompass a variety of patterns. The most familiar melody of the album is the subdued "Pavane," usually heard in its orchestral version, so this will provide easy access for most classical listeners. However, it is fair to say that this disc is oriented toward an audience of jazz fans and casual listeners, so purists will likely pass it by.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/22/2011
  • Label: Divox
  • EAN: 7619913498021
  • Catalog Number: 49802
  • Sales rank: 193,638

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Treya Quartet Primary Artist, Ensemble
Technical Credits
Gabriel Fauré Composer
Victor Hugo Poetry
Peter Pfister Mastering
Jurg Peterhans Engineer
Paul Verlaine Poetry
Peter Bürli Producer
Peter Waters Concept
Wolfram M. Burgert Executive Producer
Treya Quartet Arranger, Liner Notes
Stephane Bordese Poetry
René-François-Armand Sully-Prudhomme Poetry
Romain Bussine Poetry
R. Scherer-Hall Liner Note Translation
M. Amorini Liner Note Translation
Louis Pommery Poetry
J. André Liner Note Translation
Isabelle Stump Executive Producer
Gilbert Paeffgen Concept
Charles Granmougin Poetry
Cai Yuhua Cover Photo
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously