Durlet: Violin Sonata Illuminated Tales & Other Music

Durlet: Violin Sonata Illuminated Tales & Other Music
Composer Emmanuel Durlet
Artist Kyotaka Izumi piano
Eloit Lawson violin
David Cohen cello
Format 1 CD
Cat. number 94481
EAN code 5028421944814
Release October 2014

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Born into a family of architects, the pianist, piano pedagogue and composer Emmanuel Durlet was only 16 when he obtained his degree in piano studies with the highest honours from the Royal Flemish Conservatoire of Music in Antwerp. Following an esteemed career as a performer, proving himself as a piano virtuoso of the highest level, he entered a new compositional phase in 1933.

All of the works on this new recording date from this period, and Durlet prefers to give his pieces evocative titles that often describe the mood or feeling of the music itself. This programmatic element is constant in his entire oeuvre. The rather unusual title of The Refuge of your Eyes, for instance, can be explained by its composition in April 1946, as Durlet was recovering from major surgery on his left eye; and the Miniature for little Aunt was written in memory of ‘Tanteke’ (Auntie), Durlet’s father’s sister. His highly distinctive melodic lines and rich and, at times, surprising harmony make Durlet’s music easily recognisable, and are a common feature of his music. Of particular beauty are the Old-Flemish Melodies and Dances, originally penned for the harpsichord in 1757 by Robert d’Aubat de Saint-Flour, a dancing-master in the city of Ghent. Durlet turned these pieces into a string of fine pearls for the piano, with suggestive titles such as ‘The Shepherds’, ‘The Mouse’ and ‘The Three Kisses’.

Three award-winning artists, all of whom have played with the world’s leading orchestras and achieved success in a number of international competitions, perform Durlet’s music for violin, cello and piano.

Other information:
- Recorded in 2011 and 2012.
- Emmanuel Durlet was on of the most significant composers of the first half of the 20th century in Belgium. His style is eclectic, and draws inspiration from French impressionism, ‘modernist’ tendencies of his time, and Flemish folklore, creating a highly distinctive language, instantly recognisable.
- Durlet’s skills as a pianist (he was a highly regarded virtuoso performer) show in his works for piano solo and the substantial Violin Sonata, a very personal work, called ‘Illuminated Tales’.
- Excellent and dedicated performances by Kiyotaka Izumi (piano), Eliot Lawson (piano) and David Cohen (cello).
- The extensive booklet includes a wealth of information and photographic material on the composer and the works, as well as artist biographies.

Track list

Disk 1

  1. Illuminated Tales Sonata for Piano and Violin “Eulogy of the Inner Life”: I. Andante religioso
  2. Illuminated Tales Sonata for Piano and Violin “Eulogy of the Inner Life”: II. Appassionata
  3. Illuminated Tales Sonata for Piano and Violin “Eulogy of the Inner Life”: III. Andante sostenuto “Funeral Stele”
  4. Illuminated Tales Sonata for Piano and Violin “Eulogy of the Inner Life”: IV. Allegro vivace “The Temptation of Saint Anthony”
  5. This Night Be Gentle to You
  6. Paraphrase on “My Mother Tongue”: I. Solemne - II. Murmurando. Con fuoco (Arr. Peter Benoit)
  7. The Refuge of Your Eyes
  8. Old Flemish Melodies and Dances: I. Prelude
  9. Old Flemish Melodies and Dances: II. Chicanery
  10. Old Flemish Melodies and Dances: III. Tenderness
  11. Old Flemish Melodies and Dances: IV. The Shepherds
  12. Old Flemish Melodies and Dances: V. The Virgin
  13. Old Flemish Melodies and Dances: VI. Effrontery
  14. Old Flemish Melodies and Dances: VII. Noble Titles
  15. Old Flemish Melodies and Dances: VIII. Village Ways and Customs
  16. Old Flemish Melodies and Dances: IX. The Mouse
  17. Old Flemish Melodies and Dances: X. The Savoyards
  18. Old Flemish Melodies and Dances: XI. The Lansquenets of Burgundy
  19. Old Flemish Melodies and Dances: XII. Albrecht and Isabella
  20. Old Flemish Melodies and Dances: XIII. Burlesque
  21. Old Flemish Melodies and Dances: XIV. The Three Kisses
  22. Old Flemish Melodies and Dances: XV. Complaint at Twilight
  23. Old Flemish Melodies and Dances: XVI. The Lace Worker
  24. Old Flemish Melodies and Dances: XVII. Peasantry
  25. Old Flemish Melodies and Dances: XVIII. Campine Folklore
  26. Old Flemish Melodies and Dances: XIX. The Lumberjacks
  27. Miniature for Little Aunt
  28. Canzonetta for Violin & Piano

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