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Duo Ultima - FRENCH CONNECTION

Duo Ultima - FRENCH CONNECTION

Genre : Classical
Catalogue: ODRCD337
UPC: 855317003370
  1. 01 – AndreCaplet – Legende
  2. 02 – Claude Debussy – Rapsodie
  3. 03 – Alfred Desenclos – Prelude Cadence et Finale
  4. 04 – Andre Jolivet – Fantaisie-Impromptu
  5. 05 – Pierre  Cancan – Lamento
  6. 06 – Pierre  Cancan – Rondo
  7. 07 – Florent Schmitt – LegendeOp. 66 

    DISC2
  8. 01 – Francois Borne – Fantaisie Brillante sur des airs de ‘Carmen’
  9. 02 – Eugene Bozza – Aria
  10. 03 – Jules Demersseman – Fantaisie sur un thème original
  11. 04 – Jean Francais – Cinq danses exotiques – I.Pambiche
  12. 05 – Jean Francais – Cinq danses exotiques – II.Baiao
  13. 06 – Jean Francais – Cinq danses exotiques – III. Mambo
  14. 07 – Jean Francais – Cinq danses exotiques – IV. Samba lenta
  15. 08 – Jean Francais – Cinq danses exotiques – V.Merengue
  16. 09 – Darius Milhaud – Scaramouche Op. 165 – I. Vif
  17. 10 – Darius Milhaud – Scaramouche Op. 165 – II. Modere
  18. 11 – Darius Milhaud – Scaramouche Op. 165 – III.Brazileira
  19. 12 – Paule Maurice – Tableaux de Provence -I. Farandole des jeunes filles
  20. 13 – Paule Maurice – Tableaux de Provence -II. Chanson pour ma mie
  21. 14 – Paule Maurice – Tableaux de Provence -III.La bohemienne
  22. 15 – Paule Maurice – Tableaux de Provence -IV. Des alyscamps l’ame soupire
  23. 16 – Paule Maurice – Tableaux de Provence -V. Le cabridan
  24. 17 – Astor Piazzolla – Tango-Etudes – I. Etude No.1 Decide
  25. 18 – Astor Piazzolla – Tango-Etudes – II. Etude No. 2 Anxieux et rubato
  26. 19 – Astor Piazzolla – Tango-Etudes – III. Etude No.3 Molto marcato e energico

DUO ULTIMA – FRENCH CONNECTION

Boasting a breathtaking array of French music – and music inspired by France – for saxophone and piano, this two-disc set takes listeners on a tour of Gallic repertoire composed or adapted for this most versatile and seductive of combinations. The breadth of styles showcased in French Connection is unified by saxophonist Guido Bäumer’s even and a warm tone.
Many of the works on this collection belong to or are related to impressionism, including stunning pieces by Debussy, Schmitt and Jolivet, although there is also music from composers such as Milhaud, who rejected and moved beyond impressionism, alongside works of the earlier, more Romantic French school. Some of these Romantic pieces have been adapted from their original incarnations for flute and piano; Guido Bäumer’s first instrument was the flute, so he is uniquely placed to interpret this material with fluency and finesse. The collection is rounded off by Argentine composer Piazzolla, whose Tango-Études combine the discipline of the French instrumental study with the unmistakeable rhythmic pulse of the tango.

On of many highlights, French Connection includes the evocative Tableaux de Provence by Paule Maurice, who was inspired to capture the essence of Provençale life by a holiday she spent in the region with the great saxophonist Marcel Mule and his wife, and with her husband, fellow composer Pierre Lantier.

The first saxophone record owned by Guido Bäumer was a collection of French music. He became so enthralled by it that he decided to become a classical saxophonist. Now, this process comes full circle, as, with pianist Aladár Rácz, he pays tribute to the repertoire which so caught his imagination – and changed the course of his life. This is the second Odradek CD from this duo, following the success of their debut disc, Flashback.

Booklet in English, German and French.
Program notes by Joanna Wyld.

01 – AndreCaplet – Legende // Duo Ultima - FRENCH CONNECTION
  1. 01 – AndreCaplet – Legende // Duo Ultima - FRENCH CONNECTION
  2. 02 – Claude Debussy – Rapsodie // Duo Ultima - FRENCH CONNECTION
  3. 03 – Alfred Desenclos – Prelude Cadence et Finale // Duo Ultima - FRENCH CONNECTION
  4. 04 – Andre Jolivet – Fantaisie-Impromptu // Duo Ultima - FRENCH CONNECTION
  5. 05 – Pierre  Cancan – Lamento // Duo Ultima - FRENCH CONNECTION
  6. 06 – Pierre  Cancan – Rondo // Duo Ultima - FRENCH CONNECTION
  7. 07 – Florent Schmitt – LegendeOp. 66 

    DISC2 // Duo Ultima - FRENCH CONNECTION
  8. 01 – Francois Borne – Fantaisie Brillante sur des airs de ‘Carmen’ // Duo Ultima - FRENCH CONNECTION
  9. 02 – Eugene Bozza – Aria // Duo Ultima - FRENCH CONNECTION
  10. 03 – Jules Demersseman – Fantaisie sur un thème original // Duo Ultima - FRENCH CONNECTION
  11. 04 – Jean Francais – Cinq danses exotiques – I.Pambiche // Duo Ultima - FRENCH CONNECTION
  12. 05 – Jean Francais – Cinq danses exotiques – II.Baiao // Duo Ultima - FRENCH CONNECTION
  13. 06 – Jean Francais – Cinq danses exotiques – III. Mambo // Duo Ultima - FRENCH CONNECTION
  14. 07 – Jean Francais – Cinq danses exotiques – IV. Samba lenta // Duo Ultima - FRENCH CONNECTION
  15. 08 – Jean Francais – Cinq danses exotiques – V.Merengue // Duo Ultima - FRENCH CONNECTION
  16. 09 – Darius Milhaud – Scaramouche Op. 165 – I. Vif // Duo Ultima - FRENCH CONNECTION
  17. 10 – Darius Milhaud – Scaramouche Op. 165 – II. Modere // Duo Ultima - FRENCH CONNECTION
  18. 11 – Darius Milhaud – Scaramouche Op. 165 – III.Brazileira // Duo Ultima - FRENCH CONNECTION
  19. 12 – Paule Maurice – Tableaux de Provence -I. Farandole des jeunes filles // Duo Ultima - FRENCH CONNECTION
  20. 13 – Paule Maurice – Tableaux de Provence -II. Chanson pour ma mie // Duo Ultima - FRENCH CONNECTION
  21. 14 – Paule Maurice – Tableaux de Provence -III.La bohemienne // Duo Ultima - FRENCH CONNECTION
  22. 15 – Paule Maurice – Tableaux de Provence -IV. Des alyscamps l’ame soupire // Duo Ultima - FRENCH CONNECTION
  23. 16 – Paule Maurice – Tableaux de Provence -V. Le cabridan // Duo Ultima - FRENCH CONNECTION
  24. 17 – Astor Piazzolla – Tango-Etudes – I. Etude No.1 Decide // Duo Ultima - FRENCH CONNECTION
  25. 18 – Astor Piazzolla – Tango-Etudes – II. Etude No. 2 Anxieux et rubato // Duo Ultima - FRENCH CONNECTION
  26. 19 – Astor Piazzolla – Tango-Etudes – III. Etude No.3 Molto marcato e energico // Duo Ultima - FRENCH CONNECTION