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Théodore Gouvy: Serenades for Flute and Strings; Introduction et Polonaise; Danse suedoise / Markus Bronnimann, flute

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> Serenade in D minor, Op. posth - Serenade in D minor, Op. posth
> Serenade No. 2 in F major, Op. 84 - I. Tema con variazioni: Andante maestoso
> Serenade No. 2 in F major, Op. 84 - II. Scherzo: Allegro vivace
> Serenade No. 2 in F major, Op. 84 - III. Lamento: Andante patetico
> Serenade No. 2 in F major, Op. 84 - IV. Rondo giocoso: Allegro
> Serenade No. 1 in G major, Op. 82 - I. Pastorale: Moderato
> Serenade No. 1 in G major, Op. 82 - II. Intermezzo: Allegretto grazioso
> Serenade No. 1 in G major, Op. 82 - III. Larghetto. Lento non troppo
> Serenade No. 1 in G major, Op. 82 - IV. Rondo: Alla breve
> Introduction et Polonaise - Introduction et Polonaise
> Octet No. 1, Op.71: Danse suedoise (arr. M. Bronnimann for flute and piano) - Octet No. 1, Op.71: Danse suedoise (arr. M. Bronnimann for flute and piano)

Album Summary

>Gouvy, Théodore : Serenade, for flute, string quartet & double bass in D minor, Op. posth.
>Gouvy, Théodore : Serenade, for flute, string quartet & double bass no 2 in F major, Op. 84
>Gouvy, Théodore : Serenade, for flute string quartet & double bass no 1 in G major, Op. 82
>Gouvy, Théodore : Introduction et Polonaise, for flute & piano
>Gouvy, Théodore : Wind Octet, Op. 71
Performers Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

The rediscovery of the three Sérénades for flute and strings by the Franco-German Romantic Gouvy (1819 - 98), 2 of them commissioned by the Philharmonic Club of NY brings a welcome expansion to the repertoire of 19th century chamber music for flute. Gouvy's expert craftsmanship has not had the attention his warm-hearted music deserves.

Expedition Audio Recommended
The chamber music here is of a rather light nature, exposing more the composer's French side. The audio sample provided is the fourth and final movement of the Sérénade No. 1, Op. 82: Rondo Alla breve. Unfailingly sunny and beautiful, the program provides an hour of delightful music. Anyone drawn to chamber music with flute will thoroughly enjoy this. ... read more ...

American Record Guide, September/October 2013
Gouvy commonly recycled and reworked music, and some of this is recycled music. These serenades have equal measures of energy, gravity, and charm. Flutist Markus Bronnimann has a clear, penetrating sound. He and the strings or piano - whichever the case may be - are balanced well. It is very satisfying. If this release doesn't make it onto my Best of Year list, you should know right now that it was very close. If you care to find out what you've been missing, this is a fine place to begin.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Groáer Sendesaal, Saarländischer Rundfunk, Saarbrücken, (2012-10-20_2012-10-21&2013-).



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>Théodore Gouvy (1819 - 1898) : Sérénade, for flute, string quartet & double bass in D minor, Op. posth.
  • Performers: Markus Brönnimann (Flute); Ilka Emmert (Double Bass)
  • Conductor: Michael Kleiser
  • Ensemble: Kreisler Quartet
  • Notes: Groáer Sendesaal, Saarländischer Rundfunk, Saarbrücken, Germany (10/20/2012-10/21/2012)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1891

>Théodore Gouvy (1819 - 1898) : Sérénade, for flute, string quartet & double bass no 2 in F major, Op. 84
  • Performers: Markus Brönnimann (Flute); Ilka Emmert (Double Bass)
  • Notes: Groáer Sendesaal, Saarländischer Rundfunk, Saarbrücken, Germany (10/20/2012-10/21/2012)
  • Running Time: 18 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1889

>Théodore Gouvy (1819 - 1898) : Sérénade, for flute string quartet & double bass no 1 in G major, Op. 82
  • Performers: Markus Brönnimann (Flute); Ilka Emmert (Double Bass)
  • Notes: Groáer Sendesaal, Saarländischer Rundfunk, Saarbrücken, Germany (01/05/2013-01/06/2013)
  • Running Time: 21 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1888

>Théodore Gouvy (1819 - 1898) : Introduction et Polonaise, for flute & piano
  • Performers: Markus Brönnimann (Flute); Michael Kleiser (Piano)
  • Notes: Groáer Sendesaal, Saarländischer Rundfunk, Saarbrücken, Germany (01/05/2013-01/06/2013)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1890

>Théodore Gouvy (1819 - 1898) : Wind Octet, Op. 71 :: Danse suédoise
  • Performers: Markus Brönnimann (Flute); Michael Kleiser (Piano)
  • Notes: Groáer Sendesaal, Saarländischer Rundfunk, Saarbrücken, Germany (01/05/2013-01/06/2013)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Chamber Music