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Debussy & Saint-SaŽns: Complete Chamber Music for Woodwinds
 
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Debussy & Saint-SaŽns: Complete Chamber Music for Woodwinds

6 Nov. 2007 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 5 Dec. 2007
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Cala Records
  • Copyright: 2007 Cala Records
  • Total Length: 2:07:23
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  • ASIN: B001HUBF0Q
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 596,758 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

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By Andrew C. Mitchell TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 21 July 2013
Format: Audio CD
It is possible to like both Debussy and Saint-Saens,- who did not like each other. Great woodwind recordings!
Debussy - Premiere Rapsodie and Petite Piece for clarinet, Syrinx for flute, Sonata for flute,viola and harp, le Petit Negre for wind ensemble and piano, and Rapsodie for cor anglais, and Rapsodie for saxophone.
It is amazing to discover that the Rapsodie for cor anglais and the Rapsodie for saxophone are the same piece of music arranged for each instrument's individual colour. The music took ten years to evolve. The cor anglais account is a world premiere with Nicholas Daniel and Julius Drake(piano). The Rapsodie has Moorish aspects of Spanish culture including habanera rhythms. There is an aspect of night. I love both versions. The Premiere Rapsodie for clarinet was completed in 1910. There is a tinge of melancholy to the music. it is beautifully played by James Campbell and John York(piano). The Petite Piece is a substantial miniature. Le Petit Negre is a delightful cakewalk-style piece of fun for flute,oboe, clarinet, bassoon and piano. Syrinx(flute) played by William Bennett with long flowing strands of melody. Finally, the Sonata for Flute, Viola and Harp on which Debussy had laboured before the ravages of cancer got him. This is beautifully handled by William Bennett, Roger Tapping and Ieuan Jones.
Saint-Saens - comparatively early works - Tarantelle, and Romance in D flat, from middle years - Caprice on Danish and Russian Airs for flute, oboe, clarinet and piano, and Feuillet d'album for a windband. And then, works from his eighties, - Odelette for flute and piano and the great Sonata for Oboe op.166, Sonata for Clarinet op.167, and lastly Sonata for Bassoon op.168.
The Tarantelle and the Romance reveal the sunny side of Saint-Saens personality.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By HeliconDave on 12 Mar. 2010
Format: Audio CD
I nearly didn't obtain this set as it wasn't available from Amazon except via the Marketplace, and those offered were at inflated prices. However by perseverance I found it available new directly from Cala Records and at a good price. This music is all lightish, and very pleasing from start to finish. The soloists are all top class, as is the recording, and I can thoroughly recommend that you track down this set. Also available is Volume Two, another double album featuring the same artists but this time showcasing music by Ravel and Poulenc, and in the expectation of it matching the quality of the first volume I will soon be putting in my order.
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Debussy / Saint - Saens woodwind music 28 Aug. 2013
By Bob Allison - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
The performances and recording are superb, as anticipated; the item is as described and was shipped promptly. This is a great addition to the French Masters library.
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Good recording of great composers 6 Jun. 2014
By Matthew Tadyshak - Published on Amazon.com
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The sound quality and playing is good. Debussy is one of my favorite composers, and his chamber music is very charming.
Saint-SaŽns is also pretty good, and wrote a cool sonata for clarinet that is included,
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Very Nice Two CD Set... 26 Jun. 2007
By B.E.F. - Published on Amazon.com
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Features Debussy's exquisite Rapsodie for saxophone and piano; plus a delicious version for English horn and piano; the late Sonata for flute, viola, and harp--(can anything be more French?); and the tasty Rapsodie for clarinet and piano.

Saint-SaŽns' luscious late three Sonatas for oboe/clarinet/bassoon and piano.
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