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Belle époque: French Music for Wind

Orsino Ensemble, Pavel Kolesnikov, Matthew Hunt, Alec Frank-Gemmill, Adam Walker

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1.1
Divertissement, Op. 6, L. 7
Albert Roussel; Orsino Ensemble; Pavel Kolesnikov
6:59
1.2
Petite pièce, L. 120 (Version for Clarinet & Piano)
Claude Debussy; Matthew Hunt; Pavel Kolesnikov
1:29
1.3
Première rhapsodie, L. 116 (Version for Clarinet & Piano)
Claude Debussy; Matthew Hunt; Pavel Kolesnikov
8:20
1.4
Romance in F Major, Op. 36, R. 195 (Version for Horn & Piano)
Camille Saint-Saëns; Alec Frank-Gemmill; Pavel Kolesnikov
3:41
1.5
Caprice sur des airs danois et russes, Op. 79, R. 126
Camille Saint-Saëns; Orsino Ensemble; Pavel Kolesnikov
11:36
1.6
Flute Concertino in D Major, Op. 107 (Version for Flute & Piano)
Cécile Chaminade; Adam Walker; Pavel Kolesnikov
8:29
2 Nocturnes, Op. 32b  
1.7
No. 1, Venise. Andante con moto - Tranquillo
Charles Koechlin; Adam Walker; Alec Frank-Gemmill; Pavel Kolesnikov
3:10
1.8
No. 2, Dans la forêt. Adagio
Charles Koechlin; Adam Walker; Alec Frank-Gemmill; Pavel Kolesnikov
3:27
Quintet, Op. 8 (Version for Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon & Piano)  
1.9
I. Allegro
André Caplet; Orsino Ensemble; Pavel Kolesnikov
8:35
1.10
II. Adagio
André Caplet; Orsino Ensemble; Pavel Kolesnikov
7:26
1.11
III. Scherzo
André Caplet; Orsino Ensemble; Pavel Kolesnikov
3:52
1.12
IV. Finale
André Caplet; Orsino Ensemble; Pavel Kolesnikov
7:39
1.13
Syrinx, L. 129
Claude Debussy; Adam Walker
3:38
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    78:21
Under the leadership of its Artistic Director, Adam Walker, the Orsino Ensemble is a chamber group of flexible formation with five outstanding wind players at its core. Each is a leader in his or her field, the group’s members committed to showcasing the depth and versatility of the wind chamber repertoire. They expand and reduce the Ensemble’s format as needed across their different programmes. This flexible approach is clearly demonstrated on this their début recording for Chandos, programming works for solo instrument through to the full wind quintet and piano needed for Albert Roussel’s Divertissement. The late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries bore witness to significant advances in the design and manufacture of wind instruments, much of the development driven by French makers. At the same time, the rapidly expanding Paris Conservatoire supported not only performance study, but also a vast output of original compositions by their teaching staff for the student body. The varied programme on this album captures the spirit of the age – a Belle Époque indeed!
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Chandos Studio Masters

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