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SCHMITT, Florent (1870-1958)

COMPLETE ORIGINAL WORKS FOR PIANO DUET AND DUO • 2

SUR CINQ NOTES, OP. 34 • REFLETS D'ALLEMAGNE, OP. 28 • 8 COURTES PIÈCES, OP. 41


  • Invencia Piano Duo

Florent Schmitt was one of the most original and influential French composers of his time. His music shimmers with luxuriant melodies, good humour and a fearless harmonic vocabulary. This second of four volumes is filled with innovation and stylistic bravura, from the remarkable variety to be found in Sur cinq notes to the balletic poetry of Reflets d’Allemagne.

Tracklist

 
Sur 5 notes, Op. 34 (1906) (00:16:11 )
1
I. Ronde * (00:01:08)
2
II. Barcarolle * (00:02:41)
3
III. Mazurka * (00:01:51)
4
IV. Bercement * (00:02:41)
5
V. Danse pyrénéenne * (00:00:59)
6
VI. Mélodie * (00:03:24)
7
VII. Pastorale * (00:02:17)
8
VIII. Farandole * (00:01:13)
 
Reflets d'Allemagne, Op. 28 (1912) (00:20:04 )
9
I. Heidelberg (00:02:43)
10
II. Coblentz (00:03:09)
11
III. Lübeck (00:03:15)
12
IV. Werder (00:02:45)
13
V. Vienne (00:03:04)
14
VI. Dresde (00:02:10)
15
VII. Nuremberg (00:03:11)
16
VIII. Munich (00:03:23)
 
8 Easy Pieces, Op. 41 (1908) (00:19:11 )
17
No. 1. Ouverture * (00:02:36)
18
No. 2. Menuet * (00:02:14)
19
No. 3. Chanson * (00:02:45)
20
No. 4. Sérénade * (00:01:56)
21
No. 5. Virelai * (00:01:11)
22
No. 6. Boléro * (00:03:18)
23
No. 7. Complainte * (00:03:16)
24
No. 8. Cortège * (00:01:57)
* World Première Recording
Total Time: 00:59:07

The Artist

Invencia Piano Duo

The Invencia Piano Duo has won high critical acclaim for its compelling interpretations of a vast and diverse repertoire. Lutsyshyn was a prizewinner at the Vienna Modern Masters International Performers’s Recording Awards Competition and the William Kapell International Piano Competition. Kasparov won the Albert Roussel Prize at the Orléans International Piano Competition and gave the première of Bartók’s Piano Concerto No. 3 to great acclaim.

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Reviews

“When it comes to expressiveness and communication, Invencia’s elegance and telepathic sense of timing make for a highly satisfying brace of recitals.” – MusicWeb International

“Kasparov and Lutsyshyn play with great clarity and precision, carefully bringing out the intrinsic two-piano nature of the music’s construction.” – MusicWeb International