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La nuit de Mai / Áyax Llorente

La nuit de Mai / Áyax Llorente

Genre : Classical
Catalogue: ODRCD388
UPC: 855317003882
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  1. 01 – Rebecca Clarke – Viola Sonata – I. Impetuoso
  2. 02 – Rebecca Clarke – Viola Sonata – II. Vivace
  3. 03 – Rebecca Clarke – Viola Sonata – III. Adagio
  4. 04 – Gabriel Faure – Sonata No. 1 for Violin and Piano in A major Op. 13 – I. Allegro
  5. 05 – Gabriel Faure – Sonata No. 1 for Violin and Piano in A major Op. 13 – II. Molto andante
  6. 06 – Gabriel Faure – Sonata No. 1 for Violin and Piano in A major Op. 13 – III. Allegro vivo
  7. 07 – Gabriel Faure – Sonata No. 1 for Violin and Piano in A major Op. 13 – IV. Allegro quasi presto
  8. 08 – Orlando Bass – Veranderungen I
  9. 09 – Claude Debussy – Piano Trio in G major -I. Andante con molto allegro
  10. 10 – Claude Debussy – Piano Trio in G major -II. Scherzo. Moderato con allegro
  11. 11 – Claude Debussy – Piano Trio in G major -III. Intermezzo. Andante espressivo
  12. 12 – Claude Debussy – Piano Trio in G major -IV. Finale. Appassionato

La nuit de Mai


Áyax Llorente

This programme is threaded together using the evocative poetry of Alfred de Musset (1810-1857), whose text, La nuit de mai, inspired these artists as they compiled and interpreted these works. La nuit de mai is the story of a musical journey that takes place on a languid spring night, from which loneliness, nostalgia, pain, and the reminiscences of a lost love emerge. The choice of this repertoire stems from a desire to reflect that poetic starting-point, but also from Llorente’s interest in exploring the musical and technical limits of the saxophone. This is a programme that embraces German Romanticism, English folklore, French Impressionism and hints of the music of the great Russian composers.

A phrase from La nuit de mai was included in the published score of Rebecca Clarke’s Sonata for viola and piano, in which she explores an array of moods and passions, her material lending itself remarkably well to the sound of the saxophone for this recording. Throughout Fauré’s First Violin Sonata, also heard in an arrangement for saxophone and piano, we can hear the influence of Fauré’s vocal music on his style, especially in his lyrical treatment of the themes; this vocal quality is well suited to the long-breathed capacity of the saxophone.

This fascinating programme is rounded off with an arrangement for two saxophones and piano of Debussy’s Piano Trio in G major, for which Llorente and Bass are joined by another Spanish saxophonist, Maurici Esteller.

01 – Rebecca Clarke – Viola Sonata – I. Impetuoso // La nuit de Mai / Áyax Llorente
  1. 01 – Rebecca Clarke – Viola Sonata – I. Impetuoso // La nuit de Mai / Áyax Llorente
  2. 02 – Rebecca Clarke – Viola Sonata – II. Vivace // La nuit de Mai / Áyax Llorente
  3. 03 – Rebecca Clarke – Viola Sonata – III. Adagio // La nuit de Mai / Áyax Llorente
  4. 04 – Gabriel Faure – Sonata No. 1 for Violin and Piano in A major Op. 13 – I. Allegro // La nuit de Mai / Áyax Llorente
  5. 05 – Gabriel Faure – Sonata No. 1 for Violin and Piano in A major Op. 13 – II. Molto andante // La nuit de Mai / Áyax Llorente
  6. 06 – Gabriel Faure – Sonata No. 1 for Violin and Piano in A major Op. 13 – III. Allegro vivo // La nuit de Mai / Áyax Llorente
  7. 07 – Gabriel Faure – Sonata No. 1 for Violin and Piano in A major Op. 13 – IV. Allegro quasi presto // La nuit de Mai / Áyax Llorente
  8. 08 – Orlando Bass – Veranderungen I // La nuit de Mai / Áyax Llorente
  9. 09 – Claude Debussy – Piano Trio in G major -I. Andante con molto allegro // La nuit de Mai / Áyax Llorente
  10. 10 – Claude Debussy – Piano Trio in G major -II. Scherzo. Moderato con allegro // La nuit de Mai / Áyax Llorente
  11. 11 – Claude Debussy – Piano Trio in G major -III. Intermezzo. Andante espressivo // La nuit de Mai / Áyax Llorente
  12. 12 – Claude Debussy – Piano Trio in G major -IV. Finale. Appassionato // La nuit de Mai / Áyax Llorente