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Divertissement! - Works for chamber orchestra

Orchestras / Ensembles
Catalogue numberBIS-2499 SACD
Release date2021-06-04
Orig. sample rate44100Hz
Total time79:22

The c/o chamber orchestra is a collective of thirty young musicians from a dozen different countries. Playing without a conductor, the orchestra is dedicated to that particular collaborative process which is the essence of chamber music. For their first disc, the members have chosen to highlight a genre more difficult to pin-point than one might think. Its very name, divertimento, implies that it is simply a diversion, light music for entertainment – but many of the best-known examples of the form transcend that definition. And as many composers have learned, even light-hearted music should be taken seriously: humour requires a master’s touch. The four works recorded here offer different perspectives on the genre, starting with Ibert’s seven-movement suite in which the composer constantly plays with the listener’s expectations.

Some forty years before Ibert, his compatriot Émile Bernard composed a very different Divertissement. It is scored for double wind quintet, reminiscent of Mozart’s divertimenti and serenades for winds. But even though the music is melodious and carefree, the debt owed by Bernard to the German romantic composers is never far from the surface. A very special case is Bartók’s Divertimento for strings, composed just before the outbreak of World War II. The closing work on the disc reunites the winds and strings of the c/o orchestra in a work written especially for this project by the American composer Michael Ippolito, who in his Divertimento pays full tribute to the contrast-rich nature of the genre.
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Extra material for download
  Composer: Ibert, Jacques
  Divertissement pour orchestre de chambre 15:28
01 I. Introduction 01:11 $ 0.14 USD
02 I. Cortège 04:57 $ 0.59 USD
03 II. Nocturne 02:39 $ 0.32 USD
04 IV. Valse 03:04 $ 0.37 USD
05 V. Parade 01:43 $ 0.21 USD
06 VI. Finale 01:54 $ 0.23 USD
  Composer: Bernard, Émile
  Divertissement pour instruments à vent, Op. 36 20:50
07 I. Andante sostenuto - Allegro molto moderato 06:56 $ 0.83 USD
08 II. Allegro vivace 04:44 $ 0.57 USD
09 III. Andante - Allegro non troppo 09:10 $ 1.10 USD
  Composer: Bartók, Béla
  Divertimento for string orchestra Sz. 113/BB. 118 23:08
10 I. Allegro non troppo 08:28 $ 1.02 USD
11 II. Molto adagio 07:40 $ 0.92 USD
12 III. Allegro assai 07:00 $ 0.84 USD
  Composer: Ippolito, Michael
  Divertimento for chamber orchestra 18:13
13 I. Con moto 04:48 $ 0.58 USD
14 II. Aria burlesca 05:16 $ 0.63 USD
15 III. Menuetto. Allegro maestoso 03:37 $ 0.43 USD
16 IV. Adagio - Allegro 04:32 $ 0.54 USD
  Album total 79:22
ComposerBartók, Béla
Bernard, Émile
Ibert, Jacques
Ippolito, Michael
Orchestrac/o chamber orchestra

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