Thursday, October 29, 2009

Emmanuel Pahud - Paris - Eric Le Sage






Emmanuel Pahud - Paris - Eric Le Sage
Flute | Eac, Ape, cue | log, cover | 1 CD, 224 MB
January 20, 1998 | EMI | RapidShare



Emmanuel Pahud has become one of the biggest flutist around the world these days. His selections on this all-French composer disc span the gamut of the French repertory from the Ibert to the still living Dutilleux. I got this disc for two reasons 1) because there aren't too many recordings of the Dutilleux Sonatine--a contemporary flute and piano piece {The two which spring to my mind are Paula Robison and Michael Bellavance 's but there are probably 1 or 2 more out there} and 2)i was curious about Pahud's mysterious sound. Many flutist friends had told me I HAD to hear a recording of his. Let me say that it takes a lot to impress me after getting used to hearing the flute squad of the Boston Symphony--wood flute pioneer Jacques Zoon, Fenwick Smith and Elizabeth Ostling, but this Pahud's sound IS all that AND a bag of potato chips. This collection although almost exclusively from the 20th century is quite accessible, lyric (in the French style), even the 'bird' calls in Messiaen's 'Le Merle Noir' don't even come close to other ear-challenging 20th century repertory. The disc is a great sampler of the 'greatest flute hits/repertory' of the 20th century (excluding the solo flute pieces-Debussy's Syrinx or Varese's Density 21.5).


CD Content

Sonata for flute & piano, FP 164
Composed by Francis Poulenc
with Eric le Sage, Emmanuel Pahud

Sonatina for flute & piano
Composed by Henri Dutilleux
with Eric le Sage, Emmanuel Pahud

Sonatina for flute & piano
Composed by Pierre Sancan
with Eric le Sage, Emmanuel Pahud

Jeux, sonatine for flute (or violin) & piano
Composed by Jacques Ibert
with Eric le Sage, Emmanuel Pahud

Sonatina, for flute & piano, Op. 76
Composed by Darius Milhaud
with Eric le Sage, Emmanuel Pahud

Aria, for piano trio
Composed by Jacques Ibert
with Eric le Sage, Emmanuel Pahud

Le merle noir, for flute & piano, I/37
Composed by Olivier Messiaen
with Eric le Sage, Emmanuel Pahud

Chant de Linos for flute & piano
Composed by Andre Jolivet
with Eric le Sage, Emmanuel Pahud

2 comments:

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  2. Thank you very much for uploading the album, but, could you please reupload the last part of the compressed file? It seems that the file hosting provider is having issues with it.
    I knew about this artist some days ago, from a youtube video which features one of the tracks of this CD:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MtkKM2eTa5s
    which in turn, found looking for the song performed in another video that become kind of viral two days ago:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5I60gr0ZQfw
    Also, I've never used the APE format (as it is very uncommon), but found some information at the Arch Linux Wiki about how to split a whole APE-compressed disk into WAV/FLAC single tracks, using shntool:
    https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/APE%2BCUE_Splitting
    and even from FLAC to ALAC:
    http://linuxg.net/convert-flac-to-alac-and-alac-to-flac-from-the-command-line/
    Hope you'll find this information useful, too.

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