Flute Music from the “Harlequin” Years

PIERRE DE BRÉVILLE (1861-1949): Une flûte dans les vergers*, PAUL DUKAS (1865-1935): La plainte, au loin, du faune... Tombeau de Claude Debussy (arr. flute and piano Gustave Samazeuilh [1877-1967]), ALBERT ROUSSEL (1869-1937): Andante and Scherzo, Op. 52, JACQUES IBERT (1890-1962): Jeux, ARTHUR HONEGGER (1892-1955): Danse de la chèvre, H.49, Vocalise-Étude, H.70* (arr. flute and piano Rien de Reede [b.1942]), DARIUS MILHAUD (1892-1974): Sonatina, Op. 76, GEORGES AURIC (1899-1983): Aria, FRANCIS POULENC (1899-1963): Villanelle for Piccolo and Piano, ALEXANDER TANSMAN (1897-1986): Sonatina, TIBOR HARSÁNYI (1898-1954): 3 Pièces*, GEORGE ANTHEIL (1900-1959): Flute Sonata. * - First Recordings.

Catalogue Number: 07V038

Label: Naxos

Reference: 8579045

Format: CD

Price: $12.98

Description: After the violence and destruction of the First World War, a new musical aesthetic developed in Paris. Following the publication of Jean Cocteau’s famous pamphlet “Le Coq et l’Arlequin”, Impressionist influences were denigrated and instead simplicity in expression was promoted. This album of flute music charts this new ‘Harlequin’ direction. Thies Roorda (flute, piccolo), Alessandro Soccorsi (piano).

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