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

Jean Françaix - 100 Anniversary Box (2012)  Music

Posted by delpotro at June 13, 2018
Jean Françaix - 100 Anniversary Box (2012)

Jean Françaix - 100 Anniversary Box (2012)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 944 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 526 Mb | 03:47:43
Classical | Label: Wergo

Jean Françaix declared motto of always having aimed to create "musique pour faire plaisir" partially conceals the great variability and frequent inscrutability of the music created by this composer, born in Le Mans in 1912. Françaix succeeded in finding and consolidating his own style at an early stage and became known almost overnight in 1932: According to the critic Heinrich Strobel, this work communicated the impression of "fresh water gushing forth from the source with the elegant originality of all natural elements and at the same time appears as the creation of an artist with a clarity and awareness seldom observed in our time." He retained his mastery of composition which effervesced with ingenious ideas and musical humour and his ability to combine musical grace and irony up to an advanced age. 2012 sees the 100th birthday of Jean Françaix. In an anniversary box, WERGO has compiled selected works from original recordings (CDs and LP from our program), showing the wide range of music by the French composer and pianist.
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).
Martinu - Ensemble Villa Musica - Chamber Music (1998, MDG "Gold" # 304 0774-3) [RE-UP]

Bohuslav Martinu - Ensemble Villa Musica - Chamber Music
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 248 MB | Full Artwork: 88 MB | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: MDG "Gold" # 304 0774-3 | Country/Year: Germany 1998
Genre: Classical | Style: Early 20th Century

…Ensemble Villa Musica was founded in 1990 when a group of principal players from several of Germany's major orchestras assembled for master classes in Mainz under the state-sponsored Villa Musica foundation. The players decided to form the group with no limitations in repertory, but with a focus on neglected masterworks of the past. Most of the members retained their posts in orchestras and/or on the faculties of universities or music schools. The ensemble's leader since its founding has been clarinetist Ulf Rodenhäuser…