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

Gidon Kremer & Naoko Yoshino - Insomnia (1999)  Music

Posted by Designol at March 25, 2018
Gidon Kremer & Naoko Yoshino - Insomnia (1999)

Gidon Kremer & Naoko Yoshino - Insomnia (1999)
works by Jean Françaix, John Cage, Arvo Pärt, Richard Strauss, Nino Rota, Alfred Schnittke
Erik Satie, Toru Takemitsu, Michio Miyagi, Yuji Takahashi, Kaija Saariaho

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 315 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 194 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Contemporary | Label: Philips | # 289 456 016-2 | Time: 01:18:10

This is a handsome-looking compact disc release, with strikingly muted graphics in cool purple tones, featuring Latvian violinist Gidon Kremer and Japanese harpist Naoko Yoshina. Here the pretty graphics go a little too far: the buyer finds no listing of compositions on the outside of the package and has no way of knowing what is played aside from a bare mention of the names of the 11 composers featured. That's where the All Classical Guide comes in. The works were all written in the twentieth century. They are: Michio Miyagi's Haru no umi (Ocean in Spring, a calming, melodic piece); Kaija Saariaho's Nocturne for violin solo (a somewhat avant-garde coloristic piece); Toru Takemitsu's Stanza II for harp and tape (also pretty far out and very Japanese-sounding); Yuji Takahashi's Insomnia for violin, voices, and kugo (strange, but oddly soothing); a movement from Satie's Le fils des étoiles as arranged by Takahashi (austere); Jean Françaix's Five Little Duets (100 percent charming); the Étude for violin from Richard Strauss's Daphne (also charming); Six Melodies by John Cage (simple and pleasant); Arvo Pärt's Spiegel im Spiegel (even simpler and not startling); Nino Rota's love theme from The Godfather (you know this one); and the final movement from Schnittke's Suite in the Old Style (gently Classical except for one deliberately horrendous dissonance).
Jean-Efflam Bavouzet - Claude Debussy: Complete Works for Piano, Volumes 1-5 (2007-2009) 5CD [Combined Repost]

Jean-Efflam Bavouzet - Claude Debussy: Complete Works for Piano, Volumes 1-5 (5CD)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 947 Mb | Artwork Included
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos | Time: 05:58:58

Jean-Efflam Bavouzet’s vivid and personal interpretations of Debussy’s complete works for piano are available for the first time in an attractive five-volume set, this is the series that put Bavouzet on the map, and established him firmly as a leading and internationally acclaimed pianist.
Jean-Efflam Bavouzet plays Maurice Ravel, Claude Debussy & Jules Massenet (2010) [Repost]

Jean-Efflam Bavouzet plays Maurice Ravel, Claude Debussy & Jules Massenet (2010)
with BBC Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Yan Pascal Tortelier

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 240 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 181 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos | # CHSA 5084 | Time: 01:17:00

This stunning and generous collection belongs right at the top of the heap in its respective repertoire. The Debussy is still a comparative rarity in concert if not on disc, a remarkable fact given that it's wholly gorgeous from first note to last. Jean-Efflam Bavouzet's excellence as a Debussy pianist already has been acknowledged by just about everyone who has heard him, and needs no further advertisement here. The performance is outstanding, sensitive to every nuance, but also very French in its clear-eyed sensibility and understanding that focused rhythm and supple tempos prevent the music from turning excessively sentimental or blandly pretty. And in Tortelier, Bavouzet has a conductor who seconds him every step of the way. A similar sensibility informs these swift, razor-sharp, and utterly thrilling accounts of the two Ravel concertos. That for the left hand seldom has sounded so exciting, or in its jazzy central march section, so sinister. Listen to the bite that both soloist and orchestra bring to that descending scale theme, and notice the way Bavouzet shapes his cadenza so as to preserve the illusion of multiple parts played by multiple hands–all without slowing down at the tough passages. It's really an amazing performance by any standard. Even the dark opening, often merely murky on other recordings, has shape and urgency, the buildup to the initial entry of the piano creating incredible tension.