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Quintet Piano & Strings / Sonata Violin & Piano Import


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Audio CD, Import, July 27, 2004
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  • Audio CD (July 27, 2004)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Timpani
  • ASIN: B0002JP5AY
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,393,437 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Though he was born in 1881, almost twenty years after Debussy, twelve years after Roussel and six after Ravel, and composed until 1976 (when his blindness forced him to stop), reaching the modest age of 103 years-old, Paul Le Flem is one of those minor figures of the French music scene who, like Ropartz, Cras, Pierné, Magnard, Schmitt and to some extent D'Indy, stylistically never quite found their place between Franck, Saint-Saens and Fauré on one side and Debussy-Ravel and the younger (stylistically) generation of Roussel and the Groupe des Six on the other (to say nothing of Varèse, Le Flem's younger by a mere two years, and parsecs apart in compositional outlook, but nonetheless his longlasting friend). This disc conveniently pairs the two masterpieces of Le Flem's early chamber music - and arguably two masterpieces of French early 20th Century chamber music, period, especially the Piano Quintet. The sonata dates from 1905 and the Quintet from 1909 (the notes are not very clear on the latter). Under their apparent rhapsodic and sometimes rambling aspect (the Quintet's first movement is over 17-minute long) they are tightly constructed, in their formal architecture as well as key progression. For instance, a same motive runs through the three movements of the sonata, its various transformations giving its different character to each. The musical language is post-Fauré (e.g.Read more ›
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By E. Weed on January 14, 2006
The Timpani label makes very good recordings of lesser-known French repertoire. Le Flem was born in 1881 in Brittany, and studied with, among others, D'Indy and Roussel in Paris. His first creative period lasted until 1914, then his need to provide for his family took precedence, and he did not resume composing until 1938. According to the notes, "he possessed the sense of the supernatural and nostalgia that constitute the essence of the Celtic soul." The music is a bit serpentine, and rich, reflecting, I gather, an intent on the part of the composer to evoke the "Celtic soul." The sound world of the music is similar to that of the other composers listed above. If you like those composer's chamber works, you will probably enjoy this disc. For me, it has stood up to multiple listenings better than some composers from this camp (such as Cras). Is le Flem a great undiscovered composer? I doubt it, but that doesn't stop me from giving this disc a warm recommendation to those who enjoy this vein of discovery.
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