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Track Listing
Martin: Petite complainte, Huit préludes pour piano
Messiaen: Vocalise-Étude, Trois mélodies, adaptation pour hautbois d’amour et piano
Dutilleux: La Geôle -adaptationpour hautbois d’amour et piano, Sonate pour hautbois et piano
Hersant: Shehnaï pour hautbois seul
Sancan: Sonatine pour hautbois et piano
Artist:
Martin/Messiaen/Dutilleux
Title:
At the Heart of the 20th Century - Fabrice Fe
Label:
Claves
Cat No:
501810
Format:
CD
Price £13.99
• The works recorded here, with the obvious exception of Philippe Hersant’s solo, were written between 1930 and 1956. Following the CD that Marc Pantillon had dedicated to the memory of the Jewish composer Pavel Haas, murdered by the Nazis, he wanted to delve further into this moment of History and tackle French and Swiss composers who had been spared, but who were implicated in this most traumatic of periods. Olivier Messiaen, upon his return from Stalag, was appointed professor at the Paris Conservatoire in 1942. Henri Dutilleux was then composing his first works marked by his brother’s captivity and the poetry of the resistant memberJean Cassou, alias Jean Noir. Pierre Sancan won the Rome Prize in 1943 and Frank Martin, who had just signed up with the prestigious Viennese Universal editions in 1940, produced some of his major works during this same period, of which included Cinderella (Le Conte de Cendrillon) in 1941.

• Fabrice Ferez (oboe) Marc Pantillon (piano)