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Debussy, Ravel & Dutilleux

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Tracklist

1.
Quartet in g minor - Animé et très décidé
00:00
2.
Quartet in g minor - Assez vif et bien rythmé
00:00
3.
Quartet in g minor - Andantino, doucement expressif
00:00
4.
Quartet in g minor - Très modéré
05:57
5.
Quartet in F Major - Allegro moderato - Tres doux
00:00
6.
Quartet in F Major - Assez vif - Très rythmé
00:00
7.
Quartet in F Major - Très lent
05:05
8.
Quartet in F Major - Vif et agité
03:42
9.
'Ainsi la Nuit...' - Nocturne, Parenthese 1 / II. Miroir d'espace, Parenthese 2 / III. Litanies
00:00
10.
'Ainsi la Nuit...' - Parenthese 3 / IV Litanies 2, Parenthese 4 / V Constellations / VI Nocturne 2 /
06:33

Description

The string quartets of Debussy, Ravel and Dutilleux Is there such a thing as typically French music? Can the compositions of Debussy, Ravel and Dutilleux be compared on that level? Debussys attitude to an alchimie sonore and his conviction that discipline should be sought in freedom and not in the formulas of a failed philosophy is not exclusively French. Debussy fought against the rigid rules of French academicism. Nevertheless, it is especially this struggle as well as a passion for the alchemy of sound, whether French or otherwise that unites Debussy, Ravel and Dutilleux and their works. Not only was each of these composers fascinated by the phenomenon of sound, but also by the many technical possibilities to mould tones into sounds without using hackneyed formulas. Discipline in freedom or freedom in discipline. In fact, that is as far as Debussy and Ravel can be compared. Still, the works of Boulez as well as those of Dutilleux later connect the two facets of a synthesis, Debussys anti-classicism on the one hand and Ravels classicism on the other….

Additional information

Artists

Recording location

Resnswoude – The Netherlands

Mastering equiment

Sony digital Editor 3000

Mastering engineer

Bert van der Wolf

Mixing console

Rens Heijnis Custom made

Microphones

Bruel & Kjaer, Schoeps

Recording format

PCM 44.1

Analog to digital converter

dCS900

Editing

Bert van der Wolf

Composers

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Recording engineer

Bert van der Wolf

Producer

Ted Diehl

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Digital to analog converter

Sony

Press reviews

Fanfare

(…) The group handles the familiar works with assurance and style, their Debussy feathery and luminous, their Ravel with weightless precision and a rhythmic cutting edge.

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