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KOECHLIN, C.: Heures persanes (Les) (van Raat)

Composer(s)Koechlin, Charles
Artist(s) van Raat, Ralph, piano
Period(s) 20th Century
Genre Classical Music
Category Instrumental
Catalogue 8.572473
Label Naxos
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A pupil of Massenet and Fauré, the prolific French composer and teacher Charles Koechlin expanded traditional harmonies and compositional techniques and was much admired by his contemporaries. Les heures persanes was inspired by Vers Ispahan, Pierre Loti’s diary of a journey through Persia. Oriental atmospheres are recreated through cycles of day and night, and in piano writing completely new for its time. This evocative piece salutes Koechlin’s musical forebears as well as foreshadowing Messiaen through the “passionate and skilled” (The Sunday Times on 8.572570) advocacy of Ralph van Raat.


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KOECHLIN, C.: Heures persanes (Les) (van Raat) 56:43   
  Les heures persanes, Op. 65          
      No. 1. Sieste, avant le depart: Lent 3:37       
      No. 2. La caravane (reve, pendant la sieste): Pas vite 5:53       
      No. 3. L'escalade obscure: Adagio (non troppo) 1:54       
      No. 4. Matin frais, dans la haute vallee: Pas trop lent 2:50       
      No. 5. En vue de la ville: Moderato 1:47       
      No. 6. A travers les rues: Allegro vivo 4:06       
      No. 7. Chant du soir: Tres calme 2:06       
      No. 8. Clair de lune sur les terrasses: Andante moderato 3:10       
      No. 9. Aubade: Moderato 2:22       
      No. 10. Roses au soleil de midi: Presque adagio 2:23       
      No. 11. A l'ombre, pres de la fontaine de marbre: Moderato 2:24       
      No. 12. Arabesques: Allegro (non troppo) 1:46       
      No. 13. Les collines, au coucher du soleil: Tres calme 2:43       
      No. 14. Le conteur: Assez lent - Le Pecheur et le Genni - Le Palais enchante - Danse d'adolescents - Claire de lune sur les jardins 7:27       
      No. 15. La paix du soir, au cimetiere: Assez lent 6:22       
      No. 16. Derviches dans la nuit: Assez anime, nocturne, mysterieux - Variante - Clair de lune sur la place deserte 5:53       
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