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Jean Françaix: Music for Piano / Corinna Simon: piano

Album Summary

>Francaix, Jean [Composer] : Cinq portraits de jeunes filles (Five Portraits of Young Girls), for piano
>Francaix, Jean [Composer] : Piano Sonata
>Francaix, Jean [Composer] : Eloge de la danse, for piano
>Francaix, Jean [Composer] : Si Versailles m'etait conte, suite for piano
>Francaix, Jean [Composer] : Cinq "bis" (Five "encores"), for piano
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Notes & Reviews:

Expedition Audio Recommended
On the whole, these pieces are lighthearted and tuneful, written to entertain, and have an air of parlor music to them. Although he often employs chromatic harmonies, they are generally used expressively, to color the music, rather than to obscure tonal centers... Beautifully performed and recorded, this album will no doubt fill an important gap on many collectors' shelves.... read more ...

The French composer Jean Françaix, who would have turned 100 years old in 2012, ranks as one of the most important musicians of the 20th century. This applies particularly to his oeuvre for piano, even though it can seldom be heard in the concert hall. This certainly has nothing to do with the quality of the works, but rather with their considerable degree of difficulty on the piano!

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Recording information: Berlin, Siemensvilla, Studio Gärtnserstraáe (04/18/2012-04/20/2012).



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Works Details

>Jean Françaix (Composer) (1912 - 1997) : Cinq portraits de jeunes filles (Five Portraits of Young Girls), for piano
  • Performer: Corinna Simon (Piano)
  • Notes: Berlin, Siemensvilla, Studio Gärtnserstraáe (04/18/2012-04/20/2012)
  • Running Time: 12 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Jean Françaix (Composer) (1912 - 1997) : Piano Sonata
  • Performer: Corinna Simon (Piano)
  • Notes: Berlin, Siemensvilla, Studio Gärtnserstraáe (04/18/2012-04/20/2012)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1960

>Jean Françaix (Composer) (1912 - 1997) : Eloge de la danse, for piano
  • Performer: Corinna Simon (Piano)
  • Notes: Berlin, Siemensvilla, Studio Gärtnserstraáe (04/18/2012-04/20/2012)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1947

>Jean Françaix (Composer) (1912 - 1997) : Si Versailles m'était conté, suite for piano
  • Performer: Corinna Simon (Piano)
  • Notes: Berlin, Siemensvilla, Studio Gärtnserstraáe (04/18/2012-04/20/2012)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1953

>Jean Françaix (Composer) (1912 - 1997) : Cinq "bis" (Five "encores"), for piano
  • Performer: Corinna Simon (Piano)
  • Notes: Berlin, Siemensvilla, Studio Gärtnserstraáe (04/18/2012-04/20/2012)
  • Running Time: 8 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary