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Rhapsodies

Alain Lefèvre, Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal, Matthias Bamert

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1
Rhapsodie romantique (Mathieu)
André Mathieu; Alain Lefèvre; Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal; Matthias Bamert
22:57
Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43  
2
Introduction (Rachmaninov)
Sergei Rachmaninov; Alain Lefèvre; Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal; Matthias Bamert
0:08
3
Variation 1 (Rachmaninov)
Sergei Rachmaninov; Alain Lefèvre; Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal; Matthias Bamert
0:19
4
Theme (Rachmaninov)
Sergei Rachmaninov; Alain Lefèvre; Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal; Matthias Bamert
0:20
5
Variation 2 (Rachmaninov)
Sergei Rachmaninov; Alain Lefèvre; Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal; Matthias Bamert
0:20
6
Variation 3 (Rachmaninov)
Sergei Rachmaninov; Alain Lefèvre; Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal; Matthias Bamert
0:28
7
Variation 4 (Rachmaninov)
Sergei Rachmaninov; Alain Lefèvre; Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal; Matthias Bamert
0:31
8
Variation 5 (Rachmaninov)
Sergei Rachmaninov; Alain Lefèvre; Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal; Matthias Bamert
0:32
9
Variation 6 (Rachmaninov)
Sergei Rachmaninov; Alain Lefèvre; Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal; Matthias Bamert
1:41
10
Variation 7 (Rachmaninov)
Sergei Rachmaninov; Alain Lefèvre; Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal; Matthias Bamert
1:06
11
Variation 8 (Rachmaninov)
Sergei Rachmaninov; Alain Lefèvre; Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal; Matthias Bamert
0:38
12
Variation 9 (Rachmaninov)
Sergei Rachmaninov; Alain Lefèvre; Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal; Matthias Bamert
0:35
13
Variation 10 (Rachmaninov)
Sergei Rachmaninov; Alain Lefèvre; Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal; Matthias Bamert
0:55
14
Variation 11 (Rachmaninov)
Sergei Rachmaninov; Alain Lefèvre; Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal; Matthias Bamert
1:38
15
Variation 12 (Rachmaninov)
Sergei Rachmaninov; Alain Lefèvre; Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal; Matthias Bamert
1:29
16
Variation 13 (Rachmaninov)
Sergei Rachmaninov; Alain Lefèvre; Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal; Matthias Bamert
0:30
17
Variation 14 (Rachmaninov)
Sergei Rachmaninov; Alain Lefèvre; Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal; Matthias Bamert
0:47
18
Variation 15 (Rachmaninov)
Sergei Rachmaninov; Alain Lefèvre; Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal; Matthias Bamert
1:12
19
Variation 16 (Rachmaninov)
Sergei Rachmaninov; Alain Lefèvre; Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal; Matthias Bamert
1:53
20
Variation 17 (Rachmaninov)
Sergei Rachmaninov; Alain Lefèvre; Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal; Matthias Bamert
1:55
21
Variation 18 (Rachmaninov)
Sergei Rachmaninov; Alain Lefèvre; Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal; Matthias Bamert
3:26
22
Variation 19 (Rachmaninov)
Sergei Rachmaninov; Alain Lefèvre; Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal; Matthias Bamert
0:28
23
Variation 20 (Rachmaninov)
Sergei Rachmaninov; Alain Lefèvre; Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal; Matthias Bamert
0:39
24
Variation 21 (Rachmaninov)
André Mathieu; Sergei Rachmaninov; George Gershwin; Sergei Rachmaninov; Alain Lefèvre; Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal; Matthias Bamert
0:27
25
Variation 22 (Rachmaninov)
Sergei Rachmaninov; Alain Lefèvre; Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal; Matthias Bamert
1:51
26
Variation 23 (Rachmaninov)
Sergei Rachmaninov; Alain Lefèvre; Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal; Matthias Bamert
0:57
27
Variation 24 (Rachmaninov)
André Mathieu; Sergei Rachmaninov; George Gershwin; Sergei Rachmaninov; Alain Lefèvre; Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal; Matthias Bamert
1:44
28
Rhapsody in Blue (Gershwin)
George Gershwin; Alain Lefèvre; Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal; Matthias Bamert
18:38
Total Playing Time    68:04
This recording presents three Rhapsodies performed by pianist Alain Lefèvre with the Montréal Symphony Orchestra. This event was the world premiere of the Rhapsodie romantique, written nearly fifty years earlier by Montrealer composer André Mathieu.

To the Ancient Greeks, a rhapsody was a literary work consisting of a series of poems of epic character strung together and sung by a rhapsode. A more modern concept understands a rhapsody to be an ecstatic, high-flown or strongly emotional utterance or literary work. By extension, a musical composition bearing the title “Rhapsody” may bring expectations of being a highly-charged instrumental work in irregular, free or improvisatory form, usually laid out as a single movement consisting of several linked sections. Each of the works on this album reveals a different composer’s liberal interpretation of the term “rhapsody.”
88.2 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Groupe Analekta Studio Masters

Tracks 1-28 – 44.1 kHz / 24-bit PCM, mastered in 88.2 kHz / 24-bit

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