Morel, Anaik - Spleens Et Detresses Op. 38 (10 Lie
Nr. 1 Dans L'interminable Ennui De La Plaine
Nr. 2 Un Grand Sommeil Noir
Nr. 3 Spleen
Nr. 4 Promenade Sentimentale
Nr. 5 A Une Femme
Nr. 6 Serenade
Nr. 7 Le Son Du Cor
Nr. 8 Sapho
Nr. 9 Les Faux Beaux Jours
Nr. 10 Marine
Rubackyte, Muza - Quintett Fuer Klavier Und Streic
1. Poco Lento - Moderato
2. Larghetto Sostenuto
3. Meastoso - Allegro Molto Risoluto
? Louis Vierne (1870-1937), having been taught by César Franck and Widor,
became a famous organist. His most important post was that of the Notre
Dame in Paris, where he was celebrated for his improvisations. As a
composer indulged in the post-Wagnerian language of his era: highly
complicated counterpoint, dense, chromatic harmonies and an exalted,
spiritual atmosphere characterise his works.
? This new recording presents his magnificent Piano Quintet, a monumental
work (of the same proportions and scope as Cesar Franck?s piano quintet)
suffused with an overwhelming emotional intensity, caused by the sudden
death of the composer?s child.
? The song cycle ?Spléens et et détresses? on poems by Verlaine breathe a
mixture of mystical emotion and sensual ardour.
? Beautiful performances by mezzo soprano Anaik Morel, the Quatuor
Terpsicordes and the great Lithuanian pianist Muza Rubackyte, who
already recorded successfully a CD with piano music by Louis Vierne (BC
95154), which received 5 stars in Diapason.