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D’INDY, Vincent (1851-1931)

PIANO SONATA • TABLEAUX DE VOYAGE


  • Jean-Pierre Armengaud, piano

A student of Franck, Vincent d’Indy founded the Schola Cantorum de Paris where he taught for many years. He was also a conductor, with a busy schedule of international touring. His compositions were permeated by the influence of Wagner—he attended the premiere of the Ring cycle—but in time he also absorbed the influence of French folk music, especially from the Vivarais, his ancestral home.

Vincent d’Indy’s large-scale Piano Sonata is one of a small but masterful sequence of non-programmatic instrumental works that he wrote in the first decade of the 20th century. Notable for a novel application of variation form in its opening movement it fuses experimentation with expressive power. Poetic atmospheres and landscapes are evoked in the Tableaux de voyage, postcards of his walks in Germany.

Tracklist

 
Piano Sonata, Op. 63 (1907) (00:35:00 )
1
I. Modéré: [Introduction] - (00:04:14)
2
I. Variation 1: Un peu plus animé - (00:01:44)
3
I. Variation 2: Lent - (00:02:10)
4
I. Variation 3: Plus vite - (00:02:26)
5
I. Variation 4: Modérément animé - (00:01:51)
6
I. Premier mouvement du thème - (00:01:23)
7
I. Thema mutatum (00:03:03)
8
II. Très animé - (00:00:48)
9
II. Un peu moins vite - (00:02:04)
10
II. Premier mouvement: Très animé - (00:00:30)
11
II. [bars 99-156] - (00:02:05)
12
II. Au mouvement (00:01:48)
13
III. Modéré - (00:02:43)
14
III. Même mouvement - (00:01:21)
15
III. Un peu plus animé - (00:00:26)
16
III. Au mouvement - (00:01:56)
17
III. Premier mouvement - (00:02:27)
18
III. Thema premier mouvement - (00:01:02)
19
III. Au mouvement - (00:01:15)
20
III. Un peu plus animé - (00:00:33)
21
III. [bars 245-287] - (00:01:54)
22
III. Au mouvement - (00:01:37)
23
III. Thema: Très large et puissant (00:03:41)
 
Tableaux de voyage, Op. 33 (1889) (00:37:00 )
24
No. 1. ? (00:01:48)
25
No. 3. Pâturage (00:02:54)
26
No. 4. Lac Vert (00:02:13)
27
No. 5. Le Glas (00:02:55)
28
No. 11. Beuron (00:02:07)
29
No. 12. La Pluie (00:05:20)
30
No. 13. Rêve (00:05:53)
Total Time: 01:06:11

The Artist(s)

Armengaud, Jean-Pierre For several decades Jean-Pierre Armengaud has pursued a particularly rich international career as a pianist and concert-performer, notable for the extent of his repertoire (from Bach to Boulez), by the number of countries to which he has been invited (more than 40) and the importance of his recordings which include five highly acclaimed editions of the complete works of French and Russian composers.

The Composer(s)

Vincent d’Indy Vincent d’Indy was born in Paris on 27 March 1851 into an aristocratic family from the Vivarais (Ardèche) region whose political sympathies lay with the Bourbon royal family. He was part of the European generation of composers that also includes Janáček, Chausson and Elgar.

Reviews

Classica

“Jean-Pierre Armengaud, who has done so well with the works of Louis Aubert, Satie and Roussel, challenges this pinnacle with humility and self-effacement. He carefully works the sound, presenting the complex forms with delicacy and lightness.” – Classica

“An important recording.” – MusicWeb International