℗ 2022 Cedille
Released July 14, 2022
Duration 2h 05m 50s
Record Label Cedille
Catalogue No. CDR90000-212
Genre Classical (Chamber)
 

Avant l'orage: French String Trios, 1926–1939

Black Oak Ensemble

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Trio à cordes en forme de divertissement  
1.1
I. Prélude
Henri Tomasi; Black Oak Ensemble
2:13
1.2
II. Nocturne
Henri Tomasi; Black Oak Ensemble
4:43
1.3
III. Scherzo
Henri Tomasi; Black Oak Ensemble
5:51
1.4
IV. Final
Henri Tomasi; Black Oak Ensemble
5:05
Trio for Violin, Viola & Cello  
1.5
I. —
Jean Cras; Black Oak Ensemble
7:33
1.6
II. Lent
Jean Cras; Black Oak Ensemble
6:51
1.7
III. Animé
Jean Cras; Black Oak Ensemble
4:20
1.8
IV. Très animé
Jean Cras; Black Oak Ensemble
5:06
1.9
I. Presto
Émile Goué; Black Oak Ensemble
3:25
1.10
II. Adagio
Émile Goué; Black Oak Ensemble
6:27
1.11
III. Final en forme de tarantelle
Émile Goué; Black Oak Ensemble
4:32
Trio à cordes  
1.12
I. Allegretto vivo
Jean Françaix; Black Oak Ensemble
1:56
1.13
II. Scherzo
Jean Françaix; Black Oak Ensemble
3:13
1.14
III. Andante
Jean Françaix; Black Oak Ensemble
3:42
1.15
IV. Rondo
Jean Françaix; Black Oak Ensemble
3:39
2.1
I. Allegro con brio
Robert Casadesus; Black Oak Ensemble
4:31
2.2
II. Légende
Robert Casadesus; Black Oak Ensemble
6:44
2.3
III. Allegro aperto
Robert Casadesus; Black Oak Ensemble
4:23
Suite en trio for Violin, Viola & Cello  
2.4
I. Prélude
Gustave Samazeuilh; Black Oak Ensemble
3:37
2.5
II. Française
Gustave Samazeuilh; Black Oak Ensemble
3:57
2.6
III. Sarabande
Gustave Samazeuilh; Black Oak Ensemble
4:47
2.7
IV. Divertissement
Gustave Samazeuilh; Black Oak Ensemble
2:32
2.8
V. Musette
Gustave Samazeuilh; Black Oak Ensemble
2:21
2.9
VI. Forlane
Gustave Samazeuilh; Black Oak Ensemble
3:27
3 Pièces en trio  
2.10
No. 1, Modéré, sans lenteur
Gabriel Pierné; Black Oak Ensemble
9:03
2.11
No. 2, Chanson
Gabriel Pierné; Black Oak Ensemble
6:26
2.12
No. 3, Les trois clercqs de Sainct-Nicholas
Gabriel Pierné; Black Oak Ensemble
5:26
Black Oak Ensemble, the Chicago-based string trio with an international following, treats listeners to a double-album of stylish and often witty French treasures written between the World Wars. The ensemble offers seven rarely heard delicacies from the 1920s and 30s, including world premiere recordings of trios by Henri Tomasi, Robert Casadesus, and Gustave Samazeuilh, along with works by Jean Cras, Emile Goué, Jean Françaix, and Gabriel Pierné. Most were written for and dedicated to the virtuosic Trio Pasquier, which ranked among the era’s chamber music superstars. Tomasi’s Mediterranean roots are heard in the Provençal folk melody referenced in his Trio à cordes en forme de divertissement, noted for its colorful, kaleidoscopic finale. Casadesus’s Trio à cordes combines fine craftsmanship and poetic sincerity. Samazeuilh, a disciple of Claude Debussy, wrote his Suite en trio in the form of a Baroque dance suite. Celtic-infused folk music of his native Brittany emerges in Cras’s Trio pour violon, alto et violoncelle, as does an homage to Beethoven’s Op. 132 string quartet. Goué wrote his Trio pour violon, alto et violoncelle, energized with folk-dance elements, on the eve of his World War II army deployment. Françaix’s Trio displays his trademark textural clarity, agility, and sense of humor. Pierné’s Trois pièces en trio has even more fun with the listener with its satirical finale conjuring intoxicated, stumbling house cats out on the town.
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Cedille Studio Masters
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1.1
I. Prélude
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1.2
II. Nocturne
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1.3
III. Scherzo
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1.4
IV. Final
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1.5
I. —
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1.6
II. Lent
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1.7
III. Animé
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1.8
IV. Très animé
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1.9
I. Presto
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1.10
II. Adagio
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1.11
III. Final en forme de tarantelle
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1.12
I. Allegretto vivo
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1.13
II. Scherzo
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1.14
III. Andante
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1.15
IV. Rondo
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2.1
I. Allegro con brio
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2.2
II. Légende
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2.3
III. Allegro aperto
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2.4
I. Prélude
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2.5
II. Française
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2.6
III. Sarabande
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2.7
IV. Divertissement
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2.8
V. Musette
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2.9
VI. Forlane
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2.10
No. 1, Modéré, sans lenteur
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2.11
No. 2, Chanson
-3.41-26.4015
2.12
No. 3, Les trois clercqs de Sainct-Nicholas
-0.50-23.2115

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