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La Belle Epoque

Dana Ciocarlie | Magali Léger | Marianne Piketty

La Belle Epoque

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Format: CD
Label: Fondamenta
UPC: 0889853057429
Catnr: FON 5305742
Release date: 03 November 2017
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Label
Fondamenta
UPC
0889853057429
Catalogue number
FON 5305742
Release date
03 November 2017
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About the album

La Belle Époque brings us works composed during the lifetime of Marcel Proust: Saint-Saëns’ First Sonata for Violin and Piano was one of the sources of inspiration for Vinteuil’s Sonata in In Search of Lost Time. The CD also shines a spotlight on Gustave Samazeuilh (1877-1967), pianist, composer and musicologist, introducing three important facets of his work: his compositions for piano, his chamber music and his mélodies. The mosaic of works, most of which are still too infrequently recorded, form a scintillating, poetic portrayal of the era.

La Belle Époque bringt uns Werke, die zu Lebzeiten Marcel Prousts komponiert wurden: Saint-Saëns' Erste Sonate für Violine und Klavier war eine der Inspirationsquellen für Vinteuils Sonate auf der Suche nach der verlorenen Zeit. Die CD beleuchtet auch Gustave Samazeuilh (1877-1967), Pianist, Komponist und Musikwissenschaftler, und stellt drei wichtige Facetten seines Werkes vor: seine Kompositionen für Klavier, seine Kammermusik und seine ‚Melodies‘. Das Mosaik dieser selten aufgenommenen Werke bildet eine schillernde, poetische Darstellung der Epoche.

Artist(s)

Dana Ciocarlie (piano)

Trained in Romania, Dana Ciocarlie is a true heir to the Romanian school of piano. She furthered her studies in Paris under Victoria Melki, Dominique Merlet and Georges Pludermacher. Her encounter with German pianist Christian Zacharias was decisive in helping her deepen her approach to Franz Schubert’s piano works.  Many prestigious international prizes testify to her talent: a Second Grand Prize at the International Robert Schumann Contest in Zwickau, the Sándor Végh Special Prize at the Geza Anda International Competition in Zurich, the International Pro Musicis prize, the Young Concert Artist European Auditions in Leipzig and the Ferrucio Busoni Competition. 
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Trained in Romania, Dana Ciocarlie is a true heir to the Romanian school of piano. She furthered her studies in Paris under Victoria Melki, Dominique Merlet and Georges Pludermacher. Her encounter with German pianist Christian Zacharias was decisive in helping her deepen her approach to Franz Schubert’s piano works.

Many prestigious international prizes testify to her talent: a Second Grand Prize at the International Robert Schumann Contest in Zwickau, the Sándor Végh Special Prize at the Geza Anda International Competition in Zurich, the International Pro Musicis prize, the Young Concert Artist European Auditions in Leipzig and the Ferrucio Busoni Competition.


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Magali Léger (soprano)

Immediately after completing completed her studies at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris under Christiane Eda-Pierre and Christiane Patard, finishing with the first prize awarded by unanimous decision of the jury, Magali Léger took to the stage. In 2003, she was nominated in the Revelations of the Year category at the Victoires de la Musique Classique. She has worked with directors such as Laurent Pelly, Raoul Ruiz, Jérôme Deschamps, Macha Makeieff, José Montalvo, Dominique Hervieu and Daniel Mesguich. The conductors with whom she works include Marc Minkowski, Michel Plasson, Maurizio Benini and Emmanuelle Haïm,with her Concert d’Astrée ensemble.
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Immediately after completing completed her studies at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris under Christiane Eda-Pierre and Christiane Patard, finishing with the first prize awarded by unanimous decision of the jury, Magali Léger took to the stage. In 2003, she was nominated in the Revelations of the Year category at the Victoires de la Musique Classique. She has worked with directors such as Laurent Pelly, Raoul Ruiz, Jérôme Deschamps, Macha Makeieff, José Montalvo, Dominique Hervieu and Daniel Mesguich. The conductors with whom she works include Marc Minkowski, Michel Plasson, Maurizio Benini and Emmanuelle Haïm,with her Concert d’Astrée ensemble.

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Marianne Piketty (violin)

Solidity, ardour, virtuosity, profundity and generosity – such are the words with which the press acclaims violinist Marianne Piketty, an artist who has developed an eclectic career ranging from Bach to Piazzola, and includes recitals, chamber music concerts, original duos, the classical repertoire, as well as little-known works and contemporary compositions.  Piketty was only seven years old when she made her solo debut at the Salle Pleyel in Paris. A graduate of the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris and the Juilliard School, where she was in the class of Dorothy DeLay, she also studied with Itzhak Perlman. 
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Solidity, ardour, virtuosity, profundity and generosity – such are the words with which the press acclaims violinist Marianne Piketty, an artist who has developed an eclectic career ranging from Bach to Piazzola, and includes recitals, chamber music concerts, original duos, the classical repertoire, as well as little-known works and contemporary compositions.

Piketty was only seven years old when she made her solo debut at the Salle Pleyel in Paris. A graduate of the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris and the Juilliard School, where she was in the class of Dorothy DeLay, she also studied with Itzhak Perlman.


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Composer(s)

Camille Saint-Saëns

Camille Saint-Saëns was a French composer, conductor, pianist and organist. He was a musical prodigy, writing his first pieces of music at the age of four and making his concert debut at the age of ten. During this concert he astonished the audience by playing one of the 32 piano sonatas of Beethoven at its request. After his studying at the Conservatory of Paris he followed a career as a church organist at Saint-Merri and later La Madeleine in Paris. He was also a successful freelance composer and pianist in France and abroad. Saint-Saëns initially helped to introduce German composers such as Robert Schumann and Richard Wagner in France. However, from 1870 onwards anti-German sentiments began to arise in France as...
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Camille Saint-Saëns was a French composer, conductor, pianist and organist. He was a musical prodigy, writing his first pieces of music at the age of four and making his concert debut at the age of ten. During this concert he astonished the audience by playing one of the 32 piano sonatas of Beethoven at its request. After his studying at the Conservatory of Paris he followed a career as a church organist at Saint-Merri and later La Madeleine in Paris. He was also a successful freelance composer and pianist in France and abroad.
Saint-Saëns initially helped to introduce German composers such as Robert Schumann and Richard Wagner in France. However, from 1870 onwards anti-German sentiments began to arise in France as a result of the Franco-Prussian War, which enhanced support for the idea of a pro-French musical society. In 1871 Saint-Saëns consequently founded the Société Nationale de Musique together with Romain Bussine, that was devoted to the promotion of French music and organised concerts on which young composers could perform their works.
Saint-Saëns was a keen traveler, and made 179 trips to 27 different countries during his life. He favoured Algeria and Egypt, were he gained inspiration for compositions such as the Suite Algérienne and the Fifth Piano Concerto, also known as The Egyptian.
Saint-Saëns' best-known works include the First Cello Concerto, Third Symphony, the opera Samson et Dalila, Danse Macabre and Le carnaval des animaux, a humorous suite in which various animals are musically portrayed. However, he never wanted the last work to be performed, since it was contrary to his image as a serious composer.
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01.
Violons dans le soir
05:20
(Camille Saint-Saëns) Magali Léger, Marianne Piketty, Dana Ciocarlie
02.
Fantaisie Élégiaque pour violon et piano
12:25
(Gustave Samazeuilh) Marianne Piketty, Magali Léger, Dana Ciocarlie
03.
Suite en sol pour piano solo: I. Prélude
02:54
(Gustave Samazeuilh) Marianne Piketty, Magali Léger, Dana Ciocarlie
04.
Suite en sol pour piano solo: II. Française
03:46
(Gustave Samazeuilh) Marianne Piketty, Magali Léger, Dana Ciocarlie
05.
Suite en sol pour piano solo: III. Sarabande
03:20
(Gustave Samazeuilh) Marianne Piketty, Magali Léger, Dana Ciocarlie
06.
Suite en sol pour piano solo: IV. Divertissement
02:38
(Gustave Samazeuilh) Marianne Piketty, Magali Léger, Dana Ciocarlie
07.
Suite en sol pour piano solo: V. Musette
02:47
(Gustave Samazeuilh) Magali Léger, Dana Ciocarlie, Marianne Piketty
08.
Suite en sol pour piano solo: VI. Forlane
03:52
(Gustave Samazeuilh) Magali Léger, Dana Ciocarlie, Marianne Piketty
09.
Sonate pour violon et piano en ré mineur, Op. 75, No. 1: I. Allegro agitato - Adagio
12:04
(Camille Saint-Saëns) Dana Ciocarlie, Magali Léger, Marianne Piketty
10.
Sonate pour violon et piano en ré mineur, Op. 75, No. 1: II. Allegro moderato - Allegro molto
10:07
(Camille Saint-Saëns) Dana Ciocarlie, Magali Léger, Marianne Piketty
11.
Tendresses
03:57
(Gustave Samazeuilh) Dana Ciocarlie, Magali Léger, Marianne Piketty
12.
Feuillage du c?ur
04:21
(Gustave Samazeuilh) Dana Ciocarlie, Magali Léger, Marianne Piketty
13.
Japonnerie
02:10
(Gustave Samazeuilh) Dana Ciocarlie, Magali Léger, Marianne Piketty
14.
Chasses lasses
03:47
(Gustave Samazeuilh) Dana Ciocarlie, Magali Léger, Marianne Piketty
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