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SCHMITT, F.: Piano Music (Larderet) - La Tragedie de Salome / Ombres / Mirages

Composer(s):Schmitt, Florent
Artist(s) Larderet, Vincent, piano
Period(s) 20th Century
Genre Classical Music
Category Instrumental
Catalogue 8.572194
Label Naxos
Quality   320kbps
Album Price
 
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USD 6.99
 

 


Cosmopolitan by nature, independently minded and prolific, Florent Schmitt sought inspiration from many sources for his highly original compositions. His Ombres, Op. 64 (Shadows) has been compared with Ravel’s Gaspard de la nuit, and Mirages, Op. 70 pays tribute to Debussy and Liszt. The Tragedy of Salome, originally a ballet score in seven scenes, was praised by Igor Stravinsky as ‘one of the greatest masterpieces in modern music’. The composer’s version for piano retains the dramatic impetus of the original and here receives its world première recording. Vincent Larderet is a prize-winner in several international piano competitions and performs in major concert halls and at renowned international festivals.


   




Review By James L Zychowicz ,MusicWeb International,September 2011

Florent Schmitt composed extensively for piano throughout his long career. The three works collected here are often regarded as among his most important contributions for the instrument. They date from the middle of his life: La tragédie de Salomé, Op. 50, 1912–13 (based on the original orchestral score of 1907 and its revision, which was premiered in 1911), Ombres, Op. 64, 1917, and Mirages, Op. 70, 1921.



Review By Brent Auerbach,American Record Guide,July 2011

He [Vincent Larderet] has special gifts for evenness and light tremolos. Another strength is his ability to project different sounds: his soft bass passages are rumbling and ominous, and his full-force chordal attacks are overwhelming and brilliant (never even shrill, just powerful). I didn’t sense any particular “live” quality to the playing; it actually sounds more careful and restrained than Larent Wagschal on Saphir. No matter. This remains a very strong Naxos offering, further introduction to the music of a little known 20th Century pioneer.

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Review By François Laurent,Diapason,May 2011


8.572194_Diapason_052011_fr.pdf


Review By Michel Fleury,Classica,April 2011


8.572194_Classica_042011_FR.pdf


Review By Qobuz,April 2011

Florent Schmitt était un esprit aussi indépendant que prolifique. Les Ombres opus 64 ont été comparées au Gaspard de la Nuit de Ravel, les Mirages font penser à Debussy, et la Tragédie de Salomé était considérée par Stravinski comme un chef d’oeuvre de modernité, inteprétée ici dans sa version pour piano par le remarquable pianiste français Vincent Larderet.



Review By Qobuz,April 2011

Awarded Choc de Classica by Classica Repertoire and Maestro by Pianiste Magazin

Florent Schmitt était un esprit aussi indépendant que prolifique. Les Ombres opus 64 ont été comparées au Gaspard de la Nuit de Ravel, les Mirages font penser à Debussy, et la Tragédie de Salomé était considérée par Stravinski comme un chef d’oeuvre de modernité, inteprétée ici dans sa version pour piano par le remarquable pianiste français Vincent Larderet.



Review By Michel Fleury,Classica,April 2011


8.572194_Classica_042011_fr.pdf


Review By Michel Fleury,Classica,April 2011


8.572194_Classica_042011_FR.pdf







 

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