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Under the Sign of the Sun

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Catalogue numberBIS-CD-1357
Release date2007-04-05
Discs1
Orig. sample rate44100Hz

Penguin Guide Rosette Winner.

Conceived under the sign of the sun, this is a series of works for saxophone and orchestra by French composers with a special affinity for the Mediterranean, its atmosphere and culture(s). From Florent Schmitt’s Légende, with its Orientalistic inspiration, over the Provencal scenes of Paule Maurice to Ravel’s pavane for a dead Spanish princess (arranged by Tami Nodaira), the programme covers the entire length of the Mediterranean basin. Indeed, with the samba rhythms of Milhaud’s Scaramouche it even crosses the Atlantic, in accordance with that composer’s vision of an imaginary, ideal Provence, ‘stretching from Constantinople to Rio de Janeiro’. Painting these varied landscapes is Claude Delangle, who earned the following accolade in American Record Guide for a previous BIS release: ‘Claude Delangle is a performer of wonderfully liquid tone and enviable technique. Through subtle nuances and carefully sculpted phrases, he creates a canvas of colours that conjures images of the great French impressionist painters.’ Claude Delangle’s eight BIS titles include solo works by Japanese and Russian avant-garde composers as well as pioneering research into the earliest music written for the saxophone and an anthology of contemporary responses to the tango. On the disc À la française he and pianist Odile Delangle explored French chamber works for the saxophone, including a duo version of the present Tableaux de Provence which was hailed by reviewers in BBC Music Magazine and International Record Review as ’beautifully evocative’ and ‘a particular revelation … a genuinely major work’. For this programme of sunny French concertos Delangle has joined forces with Singapore Symphony Orchestra and Lan Shui, who also appear on another April 2007 release: Seascapes (BIS-SACD-1447).
 
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  Composer: Ibert, Jacques
  Concertino da camera 12:00
01 I. Allegro con moto 04:06 $ 0.86 USD
02 II. Larghetto, poi animato molto 07:54 $ 1.66 USD
 
 
  Composer: Tomasi, Henri
  Concerto for alto saxophone 18:51
03 I. Andante – Allegro 12:40 $ 2.66 USD
04 II. Giration. Allegro 06:11 $ 1.30 USD
 
 
  Composer: Ravel, Maurice
  Pavane pour une Infante défunte
05 Pavane pour une Infante défunte 06:08 $ 1.29 USD
 
 
  Composer: Maurice, Paule
  Tableaux de Provence (Suite) 14:20
06 I. Farandoulo di Chatouno 02:23 $ 0.50 USD
07 II. Cansoun per ma mio 01:55 $ 0.40 USD
08 III. La Boumanio 01:06 $ 0.23 USD
09 IV. Dis Alyscamps, l’amo souspire 05:28 $ 1.15 USD
10 V. Lou Cabridan 03:28 $ 0.73 USD
 
 
  Composer: Schmitt, Florent
  Légende, Op.66
11 Légende, Op.66 11:26 $ 2.40 USD
 
 
  Composer: Milhaud, Darius
  Scaramouche, Op.165c (Suite) 09:11
12 I. Vif 02:52 $ 0.60 USD
13 II. Modéré 03:59 $ 0.84 USD
14 III. Brazileira 02:20 $ 0.49 USD
 
  Album total 01:11:56
OrchestraSingapore Symphony Orchestra
ConductorLan Shui
SaxophoneDelangle, Claude
ComposerIbert, Jacques
Maurice, Paule
Milhaud, Darius
Ravel, Maurice
Schmitt, Florent
Tomasi, Henri

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