Ensemble Initium
Orchestre des Pays de Savoie
Nicolas Chalvin



PRESSE

Le disque Reynaldo Hahn distingué : il est parmi les 25 disques «2015» sélectionnés par le New York Times.


The excellent young Ensemble Initium are a wind octet founded in 2005 at the Paris Conservatory. They give wonderfully committed performances, and clearly love and enjoy this music. They are supplemented by the Orchestre des Pays de Savoie, which plays a dutiful role in the Concerto provençal. Nicolas Chalvin’s inspiring direction sets the seal on this winning package.
Stephen Greengbank/Musicweb International/June 2015

Nicolas Chalvin directs with unerring consistency of approach and judiciously chosen dynamics and pacing. The attention to detail in this charming music is palpable with the players conveying warmth, sensitivity and flawless intonation. The engineering team for Timpani excel in providing warm, clear and naturally balanced sound. Timpani state that both the Sérénade and Divertissement are première recordings. The booklet essay is interesting and informative and adds to the desirability of the release. Lovers of French music will relish this release presenting mainly unfamiliar repertoire that deserves to be better known.
Michael Cookson/Musicweb International/August 2015

...it’s a fine achievement overall, sensuous and elegant in equal measure. Very enjoyable.
© 2015 Gramophone

Zarteste Nostalgie. Und ganz ohne schlechtes Gewissen.
Clemens Haustein/Fonoforum/September 2015



REYNALDO HAHN

Œuvres pour ensembles

1C1231 | 1 CD | DDD | 2014 | 70'28
Code-barre : 3377891312312



TRACKLIST:

Le Bal de Béatrice d’Este
1 – Entrée pour Ludovic le More (1'32)
2 – Lesquercade (3'19)
3 – Romanesque (2'47)
4 – Ibérienne (1'41)
5 – Léda et l’Oiseau
(Intermède léonardesque) (1'51)
6 – Courante (2'55)
7 – Salut final au duc de Milan (0'43)

Concerto provençal
8 – Sous les platanes (7'25)
9 – Sous les pins (7'54)
10 – Sous les oliviers (6'50)

Sérénade
11 – Vif et gai (3'02)
12 – Moderato quasi andantino (3'58)
13 – Preste et léger (3'32)

Divertissement
14 – I. La Nuit. Le Parc (1'57)
II. Trois Tableaux mimés
15 – Haydn chez le Prince Esterhazy (2'14)
16 – Adieu pour toujours !
(Dessus de pendule) (2'26)
17 – Le Jugement de Pâris
(Danse lente) (2'28)
18 – III. Canzone (Sur le lac) (4'53)
19 – IV. Lumières. Valse dans les jardins (8'15)


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