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Francois-Joseph Gossec: Aux Armes, Citoyens!

Album Summary

>Gossec, François-Joseph : La Grande Chasse de Chentilli, for 2 clarinets, 2 horns & 2 bassoons, RH. 176
>Gossec, François-Joseph : Chant Funèbre sur La Mort de Féraud
>Rouget de Lisle, Claude-J : La Marseillaise (National Anthem, French Republic)
>Lussier, Mathieu : Suite d'Airs Révolutionnaires, for 2 clarinets, 2 horns & 2 bassoons
>Gossec, François-Joseph : La Bataille, for 2 clarinets, 2 horns & 2 bassoons, RH. 179
>Gossec, François-Joseph : Andante, for 2 clarinets, 2 horns & 2 bassoons, RH. 175
>Gossec, François-Joseph : La Chasse d'Hylas et Silvie, for 2 clarinets, 2 horns & 2 bassoons, RH. 178
>Lussier, Mathieu : Hymnes à La Liberté (4), for 2 clarinets, 2 horns & 2 bassoons (after Gossec)
>Gossec, François-Joseph : Simphonie à 6, for 2 clarinets, 2 horns & 2 bassoons, RH. 177
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Notes & Reviews:

The music recorded on this CD ranges from Gossec’s first years in Paris to his fertile revolutionary period. François-Joseph Gossec was hired as a violinist in La Pouplinière’s excellent orchestra, which Rameau directed. Later, after Mondonville and then Johann Stamitz, Gossec himself became its director. Increasingly, Gossec’s reputation grew, he became well known as a first-rate composer. He was also director of Le Concert des Amateurs, starting in 1769; and finally, in 1773, as leader of the prestigious Concert Spirituel series. Gossec served as Mozart’s mentor during the prodigy’s visits to France, and became active in training the next generation of musicians. In 1784 he became director of the École Royale de Chant and helped create the Conservatoire, an institution with which he remained associated until 1815, the year of the second Restoration and of his 81st birthday, when he was forced to retire.

"Perhaps my enthusiasm for the performance is inspired by the choice of good music - not to mention skilled transcriptions - but the performances are ripe with deliberation and passion. I particularly enjoy Lussier's tasteful and imaginative treatments of these revolutionary tunes...a representative work of what Lussier and a handful of other thoughtful arrangers around the world are trying to accomplish - that is, keep alive the tradition of scoring old works for different instruments or combinations and continue to renew your own interest in the familiar." - American Record Guide

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Église Saint-Augustin de Mirabel (Québec), Canada (07/09/2008-04/11/2008).



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>Gossec, François-Joseph : La Grande Chasse de Chentilli, for 2 clarinets, 2 horns & 2 bassoons, RH. 176
  • Conductor: Mathieu Lussier
  • Ensemble: Les Jacobins
  • Notes: Église Saint-Augustin de Mirabel (Québec), Canada (07/09/2008-04/11/2008)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical

>Gossec, François-Joseph : Chant Funèbre sur La Mort de Féraud
  • Conductor: Mathieu Lussier
  • Ensemble: Les Jacobins
  • Notes: Église Saint-Augustin de Mirabel (Québec), Canada (07/09/2008-04/11/2008)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1794

>Rouget de Lisle, Claude-J : La Marseillaise (National Anthem, French Republic)
  • Conductor: Mathieu Lussier
  • Ensemble: Les Jacobins
  • Notes: Église Saint-Augustin de Mirabel (Québec), Canada (07/09/2008-04/11/2008)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1792

>Lussier, Mathieu : Suite d'Airs Révolutionnaires, for 2 clarinets, 2 horns & 2 bassoons
  • Conductor: Mathieu Lussier
  • Ensemble: Les Jacobins
  • Notes: Église Saint-Augustin de Mirabel (Québec), Canada (07/09/2008-04/11/2008)
  • Running Time: 6 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1790

>Gossec, François-Joseph : La Bataille, for 2 clarinets, 2 horns & 2 bassoons, RH. 179
  • Conductor: Mathieu Lussier
  • Ensemble: Les Jacobins
  • Notes: Église Saint-Augustin de Mirabel (Québec), Canada (07/09/2008-04/11/2008)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical

>Gossec, François-Joseph : Andante, for 2 clarinets, 2 horns & 2 bassoons, RH. 175
  • Conductor: Mathieu Lussier
  • Ensemble: Les Jacobins
  • Notes: Église Saint-Augustin de Mirabel (Québec), Canada (07/09/2008-04/11/2008)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical

>Gossec, François-Joseph : La Chasse d'Hylas et Silvie, for 2 clarinets, 2 horns & 2 bassoons, RH. 178
  • Conductor: Mathieu Lussier
  • Ensemble: Les Jacobins
  • Notes: Église Saint-Augustin de Mirabel (Québec), Canada (07/09/2008-04/11/2008)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical

>Lussier, Mathieu : Hymnes à La Liberté (4), for 2 clarinets, 2 horns & 2 bassoons (after Gossec)
  • Conductor: Mathieu Lussier
  • Ensemble: Les Jacobins
  • Notes: Église Saint-Augustin de Mirabel (Québec), Canada (07/09/2008-04/11/2008)
  • Running Time: 13 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1793

>Gossec, François-Joseph : Simphonie à 6, for 2 clarinets, 2 horns & 2 bassoons, RH. 177
  • Conductor: Mathieu Lussier
  • Ensemble: Les Jacobins
  • Notes: Église Saint-Augustin de Mirabel (Québec), Canada (07/09/2008-04/11/2008)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical