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GODARD, Benjamin (1852–1931)

PIANO WORKS • 2

FRAGMENTS POÉTIQUES OP. 13 • RÊVE VÉCU OP. 140 • RENOUVEAU OP. 82 • NOCTURNES NOS. 1-4


  • Eliane Reyes, piano

Spanning the breadth of Benjamin Godard’s compositional life this selection of piano music includes the gracious and warm Nocturnes, which show some Chopin influence, and the Trois Fragments Poétiques, Op.13 with their long-spun lyrical melodies. His sparkling vivacity and more virtuosic side can be savoured in the late Fantaisie en trois parties, Op.143.

Tracklist

1
Reve vecu, Op. 140 () * (00:04:20)
2
Nocturne No. 1, Op. 68 () * (00:04:20)
3
Nocturne No. 2, Op. 90 () * (00:05:53)
4
Nocturne No. 3, Op. 139 () * (00:06:00)
5
Nocturne No. 4, Op. 150 () * (00:06:25)
 
3 Morceaux, Op. 16 (1874) (00:02:14 )
6
No. 1. Menuet * (00:02:10)
7
No. 2. Andante * (00:02:53)
8
No. 3. Gavotte * (00:02:00)
 
Fantaisie, Op. 143 (1893) (00:14:55 )
9
I. Ballade * (00:06:23)
10
II. Intermezzo: Vivace * (00:03:52)
11
III. Scherzo: Final * (00:04:52)
12
Renouveau, Op. 82 () * (00:03:15)
 
Fragments poetiques, Op. 13 (1869) (00:14:24 )
13
No. 1. Lamartine * (00:03:07)
14
No. 2. Alfred de Musset * (00:05:26)
15
No. 3. Victor Hugo * (00:02:01)
World Première Recording
Total Time: 01:02:57

The Artist

Belgian pianist Eliane Reyes is a laureate of the Cziffra Competition at Senlis and has studied at the Brussels Conservatoire Royal, Berlin Hochschule des Künste, Salzburg Mozarteum and the Paris Conservatoire National Supérieur. She has an active international concert career. Her recordings have been previously nominated for the International Classical Music Awards, including her recording of piano works by Nicolas Bacri [Naxos 8.572530]. She is professor of piano at the Brussels Conservatoire Royal de Musique.

www.eliane-reyes.com

Reviews

“All [works] give Reyes the opportunity to make use of her wonderful legato touch.” – American Record Guide

La Libre Belgique

“Beautiful interpretation by [Eliane] Reyes, who serves as the perfect guide on this pioneering journey. ” – La Libre Belgique

Classica

“Eliane Reyes, professor at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels, presents this original programme with admirable commitment and embraces a round, powerful and diversified sonority. She is at ease in moments of great velocity as well as in moments of the most delicate harmonic refinements.” – Classica