Jean Francaix

Christopher D. Lewis, John McMurtery, Kevin Mallon - Philip Glass, John Rutter & Jean Francaix - Harpsichord Concertos (2013)

Philip Glass, John Rutter & Jean Françaix - Harpsichord Concertos (2013)
Christopher D. Lewis, harpsichord; John McMurtery, flute
West Side Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Kevin Mallon

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 356 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 190 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | # 8.573146 | Time: 01:04:00

Attracted by a delightful fusion of early music sonorities with modern expressiveness, the three composers in this amazingly rich and varied programme build on the magnificent harpsichord concerto legacy of JS Bach. John Rutter’s beautiful Suite Antique is full of rich and haunting themes, with a significant solo flute part and a jazzy Waltz which is as much Brubeck as Bach. Philip Glass delivers an exciting experience of virtuoso instrumental blending and solo expressiveness, and with typical wit and elegance. Jean Françaix’s Concerto is terrific fun throughout.

Jean Francaix – The Music for Solo Piano, Duo and Duet (2012)  Music

Posted by d'Avignon at Aug. 7, 2012
Jean Francaix – The Music for Solo Piano, Duo and Duet (2012)

Jean Francaix – The Music for Solo Piano, Duo and Duet (2012)
Classical/Early 20th century/contemporary | FLAC lossless/3cd | cuesheets+logs | covers+booklet | 3h11m | 564mb
Label: Nimbus Records | cat. no. NI 5880/2

Jean Francaix – L’Apocalypse selon St. Jean (1998)  Music

Posted by d'Avignon at May 28, 2010
Jean Francaix – L’Apocalypse selon St. Jean (1998)

Jean Francaix – L’Apocalypse selon St. Jean (1998)
Classical/early 20th century | APE lossless | cuesheets+log | covers+booklet | 60m | 244mb
Label: WERGO | cat. no WER 6632-2
Francaix- Kammervereinigung Berlin - Bläserquintette Nr. 1+2 (1993, MDG "Scene" # Sc64012) [RE-UP]

Jean Francaix - Bläserquintette Nr. 1+2 & L'Heure du Berger (Sextett)
Kammervereinigung Berlin / Frank-Immo Zichner, Piano
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 139 MB | Full Artwork: 74 MB | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: MDG "Scene" # Sc64012 | Country/Year: Germany 1993
Genre: Classical | Style: Contemporary, Wind Music

"Herausragende Interpretation: Die geistsprühende und immer leicht ironisierende Musik von Jean Francaix ist den Fünf auf den Leib geschrieben. … Sinnfällige Artikulation, klangliche Delikatesse und insbesondere ein Sinn fürs Komödiantische zeichnet das Spiel der Berliner aus.” ~FonoForum
Ensemble Blumina - Previn / Francaix / Poulenc: Trios (2013) {Hybrid-SACD // EAC Rip}

Ensemble Blumina - Previn / Francaix / Poulenc: Trios for oboe, bassoon and piano
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 177 MB | Full Artwork: 108 MB | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: MDG "Scene" # 903 1827-6 | Country/Year: Germany 2013
Genre: Classical | Style: Early 20th Century, Contemporary

"The first thing to say about this splendid new CD from MDG is that the sound quality is quite simply stunning. My usual prerequisite for any recording is to feel that I am in the same room as the performers. This present disc makes me think I am sitting amongst the trio. Every detail, every nuance, of these three intricate works is crystal clear. That is before I consider the stunning playing by the Ensemble Blumina. (…) This is a recording to treasure." ~musicweb-international
Ensemble Blumina - Previn / Francaix / Poulenc: Trios (2013) {Hybrid-SACD // ISO & HiRes FLAC}

Ensemble Blumina - Previn / Francaix / Poulenc: Trios for oboe, bassoon and piano
SACD ISO (2.0/MCH): 2,69 GB | 24B/88,2kHz Stereo FLAC: 808 MB | Full Artwork
Label/Cat#: MDG "Scene" # 903 1827-6 | Country/Year: Germany 2013 | 5% Recovery Info
Genre: Classical | Style: Early 20th Century, Contemporary

"The first thing to say about this splendid new CD from MDG is that the sound quality is quite simply stunning. My usual prerequisite for any recording is to feel that I am in the same room as the performers. This present disc makes me think I am sitting amongst the trio. Every detail, every nuance, of these three intricate works is crystal clear. That is before I consider the stunning playing by the Ensemble Blumina. (…) This is a recording to treasure." ~musicweb-international
Francaix- Kammervereinigung Berlin - Bläserquintette Nr. 1+2 (1993)

Jean Francaix - Bläserquintette Nr. 1+2 & L'Heure du Berger (Sextett)
Kammervereinigung Berlin / Frank-Immo Zichner, Piano
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 139 MB | Full Artwork: 74 MB | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: MDG "Scene" # Sc64012 | Country/Year: Germany 1993
Genre: Classical | Style: Contemporary, Wind Music

"Herausragende Interpretation: Die geistsprühende und immer leicht ironisierende Musik von Jean Francaix ist den Fünf auf den Leib geschrieben. … Sinnfällige Artikulation, klangliche Delikatesse und insbesondere ein Sinn fürs Komödiantische zeichnet das Spiel der Berliner aus.” ~FonoForum
The Gaudier Ensemble - Jean Françaix: L'heure du berger; Divertissement; Clarinet Quintet; A huit (1998)

Jean Françaix: L'heure du berger; Divertissement; Clarinet Quintet; A huit (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 253 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 151 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Chamber | Label: Hyperion | # CDA67036 | Time: 01:02:35

Jean Françaix: a quintessentially French composer following in the tradition of Saint-Saëns, Poulenc and Satie; composer of some one-hundred-and-fifty works; and virtuoso pianist in his own right. The four works on this recording were composed between 1942 (the Divertissement—very much a 'distraction' during the Nazi Occupation of France) and 1977 (the Clarinet Quintet). All four share a high degree of compositional mastery, but this is always embedded within an air of grace, of profound charm, and of wit. It is perhaps this sense of humour which has so endeared Françaix's music to generations of musicians and music-lovers. But despite the facts that L'heure du berger was composed in honour of a Parisian restaurant who were to use it as 'background' music, that Françaix self-deprecatingly passed off A huit as a 'stop-gap to fill a programme' for the Vienna Octet, and that the Divertissement contains unashamedly blatant musical jokes, these compositions are unmistakably the work of an expert, a distinctively 'Gallic' artist.
Claudio Monteverdi - Kölner Kammerchor / Peter Neumann - Madrigals (1996, MDG "Gold" # 332 0081-2) [RE-UP]

Claudio Monteverdi - Madrigals
Kölner Kammerchor / Peter Neumann
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 191 MB | Full Artwork: 65 MB | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: MDG "Gold" # 332 0081-2 | Country/Year: Germany 1996
Genre: Classical | Style: Late Renaissance, Early Baroque, Vocal

„… the release of a special audiophile treat. It is not without reason that French critics have just awarded the choir the ‘Diapason d’or’ prize.“ (K Int’l)
Johann Melchior Molter - Nova Stravaganza / Rampe - Orchestral & Chamber Music (2004, MDG "Gold" # 341 1279-2) [RE-UP]

Johann Melchior Molter (1696-1765) - Orchestral & Chamber Music
Nova Stravaganza / Siegbert Rampe
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 322 MB | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: MDG "Gold" # 341 1279-2 | Country/Year: Germany 2004
Genre: Classical | Style: Baroque

Johann Melchior Molter was a German baroque composer and violinist. (…) Molter's surviving works include an oratorio; several cantatas; over 140 symphonies, overtures, and other works for orchestra; many concertos, including some of the first clarinet concertos ever written; and many pieces of chamber music.