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SCHMITT, Florent (1870-1958)

COMPLETE ORIGINAL WORKS FOR PIANO DUET AND DUO • 4

HUMORESQUES, OP. 43 • LIED ET SCHERZO, OP. 54 • TROIS PIECES RECREATIVES OP. 37 • UNE SEMAINE DE PETITE DU PETIT ELFE FERME-L'OEIL, OP. 58


  • Invencia Piano Duo

Florent Schmitt was one of the most important of all French composers, an individualist who defies the simplicities of classification. The last of this four-disc series explores Schmitt’s Humoresques, Op. 43, a cycle full of unexpected and witty twists, as well as the visionary Lied et scherzo, Op. 54. His gift for characterisation is always evident, not least in Trois pièces récréatives, Op. 37 which is strongly spiced with humour.

Tracklist

 
Humoresques, Op. 43 (1911) (00:17:37 )
1
No. 1. Marche militaire (00:03:14)
2
No. 2. Rondeau (00:01:18)
3
No. 3. Bucolique (00:04:45)
4
No. 4. Scherzetto (00:02:28)
5
No. 5. Valse sentimentale (00:03:20)
6
No. 6. Danse grotesque (00:02:22)
7
Lied et scherzo, Op. 54 (version for piano 4 hands) (1910) * (00:10:59)
 
3 Pièces récréatives, Op. 37 (1907) (00:04:28 )
8
No. 1. Quadrille * (00:01:33)
9
No. 2. Gavotte * (00:01:25)
10
No. 3. Marche * (00:01:28)
 
Une semaine du petit elfe ferme-l'œil, Op. 58 (1905) (00:19:38 )
11
I. La noce des souris (00:02:59)
12
II. Le cigogne lasse (00:04:18)
13
III. Le cheval de Ferme-l'œil (00:01:43)
14
IV. Le mariage de la poupée Berthe (00:04:48)
15
V. La ronde des lettres boiteuses (00:01:23)
16
VI. La promenade à travers le tableau (00:04:38)
17
VII. Le parapluie chinois (00:03:48)
* World Première Recording
Total Time: 00:56:29

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

Classica

“As in the preceding volumes, technical perfection, synchronicity, collaboration as well as warm and sonorous timbre result in an interpretation as perfect as the music itself.” – Classica

“Every piece is well crafted, and played with sensitivity by pianists Andrey Kasparov and Oksana Lutsyshyn” – Fanfare

“Music of quality, stylishly played; surprisingly moreish, too.” – MusicWeb International