CAROLINE BOISSIER-BUTINI (1786-1836): Concerto No. 6 in G for Piano, Flute and Strings "La Suisse" (Eva-Maria Zimmermann [piano], Regula Küffer [flute], Berne Chamber Orchestra; Matthias Kuhn), Piano Sonata No. 1 (Babette Dorn), Divertissement avec rondo à la polacca for Piano, Clarinet and Bassoon (Didier Puntos [piano], Michel Westphal [clarinet], Catherin Pépin [bassoon]), Pièce for Organ (Nicoleta Paraschivescu [Kuhn organ of the Theodor Church, Basel).
Catalogue Number: 09M037
Description: Here is a well-kept secret: a talented female composer from the Swiss upper class who wrote much, none of which was published and the pieces here only made available by her family for these recordings made last year and the year before. Most were probably written between 1811 and 1818; the 31-minute concerto is the largest-scale and, as in the rest except for the harmonically adventurous sonata, Swiss folk music is very prominent, a typical "ranz des vaches" providing the basis of the slow movement and other tunes appearing in the finale (possibly original ones in Swiss style).