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SCHMITT, Florent (1870-1958)

COMPLETE ORIGINAL WORKS FOR PIANO DUET AND DUO • 3

MARCHE DU 163e R.I., OP. 48, No. 2 • FEUILLETS DE VOYAGE, OP. 26 • MUSIQUES FORAINES, OP. 22


  • Invencia Piano Duo

Florent Schmitt remains one of the most important and influential French composers of the twentieth-century. Although he wrote successfully in almost all forms except opera, he was by training a formidable pianist and his writing for the instrument is colourful, bold and harmonically dextrous. Schmitt was also an inveterate traveller and this permeates his poetic and Romantic Feuillets de voyage (Travel Pages), Op. 26 whilst Musiques foraines (Carnival Music) Op. 22 reveals Schmitt the festive humorist.

Tracklist

1
Marche du 163 R.I., Op. 48, No. 2 (1916) * (00:07:13)
 
Feuillets de voyage, Book 1, Op. 26 (1913) (00:11:00 )
2
No. 1. Sérénade (00:03:46)
3
No. 2. Visite (00:03:26)
4
No. 3. Compliments (00:01:14)
5
No. 4. Douceur du soir (00:02:12)
6
No. 5. Danse britannique (00:01:36)
 
Feuillets de voyage, Book 2, Op. 26 (1913) (00:13:59 )
7
No. 1. Berceuse (00:04:27)
8
No. 2. Mazurka (00:01:30)
9
No. 3. Marche burlesque (00:02:17)
10
No. 4. Retour à l'endroit familier (00:03:08)
11
No. 5. Valse (00:03:45)
 
Musiques foraines, Op. 22 (1902) (00:25:22 )
12
I. Parade * (00:04:38)
13
II. Boniment de clowns * (00:02:41)
14
III. La belle Fathma * (00:03:37)
15
IV. Les éléphants savants * (00:04:29)
16
V. La pythonisse * (00:04:39)
17
VI. Chevaux de bois * (00:05:13)
* World Première Recording
Total Time: 00:59:51

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

“Enchanting repertoire, sensitively played and recorded; a must for all pianophiles.” – MusicWeb International

Classica

“Technical perfection, synchronicity, collaboration as well as a warm and sonorous timbre constitute an interpretation which is as perfect as the music itself. ” – Classica

“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