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Françaix: L'horloge de flore, etc / Lencsés, et al

Album Summary

>Françaix, Jean [Composer] : L' Horloge de Flore, for oboe & orchestra
>Françaix, Jean [Composer] : Quartet for english horn, violin, viola & cello
>Françaix, Jean [Composer] : Trio for oboe, basson and piano
>Françaix, Jean [Composer] : Quartet for Strings in G major
Performers Conductor Ensembles Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Our last new release features not only the composer Jean Francaix but also the oboist Lajos Lencses, who has always lent his support to this French composer. Francaix dedicated himself to all the musical genres, and instrumental music also accounts for a large share of his oeuvre. On the present recording we hear the entertaining 'Trio for Oboe, Bassoon, and Piano,' the 'Quartet for English Horn and Strings,' and the clearly structured, pleasurable, and highly virtuosic 'String Quartet in G' with the Parisii Quartet. The composer always challenged his interpreters with the highest technical demands while conjuring up the same in his scores with the skill of a master musical magician. The CD program is complemented by the refreshingly carefree 'L'horloge de Flore' (seven-part floral clock) for oboe and orchestra. Lencses, who has long belonged to the international oboe elite, is again our soloist.

BBC Music Magazine
Performances are unfailingly alert and nimbly expressive; for Francophiles this is an unmissable CD.

Gramophone Magazine
a player of great technical fluency and style. His tone is clear and penetrating... .[and] beautifully controlled



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>Françaix, Jean [Composer] : L' Horloge de Flore, for oboe & orchestra
  • Performer: Lajos Lencsés (Oboe)
  • Conductor: Uri Segal
  • Ensemble: Pforzheim Southwest German Chamber Orchestra
  • Running Time: 14 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1959

>Françaix, Jean [Composer] : Quartet for english horn, violin, viola & cello
  • Performers: Thierry Brodard (Violin); Lajos Lencsés; Dominique Lobet (Viola); Jean-Philippe Martignoni (Cello)
  • Running Time: 13 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Françaix, Jean [Composer] : Trio for oboe, basson and piano
  • Ensemble: Françaix-Trio
  • Running Time: 16 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1994

>Françaix, Jean [Composer] : Quartet for Strings in G major
  • Running Time: 12 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern