Arthur Lourié: Chamber and Instrumental music, Volume One: Works with Wind Instruments

The turbulent life of Arthur Lourié (1891–1966) – student of Glazunov, friend of Blok, lover of Akhmatova, commissar of the Soviet regime, an exile in Germany, France and the USA, ghost-writer for Koussevitzky – is reflected in the wide range of references in his music, from echoes of the ceremonies of ancient Greece to Neo-Baroque and Neo-Classical procedures perhaps inspired by his collaboration with Stravinsky in Paris. Some of the works in this first of two albums surveying his chamber and instrumental music have an almost ritual formality; in others a mischievous grin is not far from the surface.

Birgit Ramsl (flute)
Raphael Leone (piccolo)
Paolo Beltramini (clarinet)
Candy Grace Ho (contralto)
Gottlieb Wallisch (piano)
Egidius Streiff (viola, violin);
Musicians of the Arthur Lourié Festival, Basel:
Lucie Brotbek Prochásková (alto flute)
Hansjürgen Wäldele (oboe)
Nicolas Rihs (bassoon)
Simon Lilly (trumpet)
Nicolas Suter (percussion)
Agnès Mauri (viola)
Mateusz Paweł Kamiński (cello)

Listen To This Recording:

    Sunrise, for flute solo (1957)*

  1. Sunrise, for flute solo
  2. Pastorale de la Volga, for oboe, bassoon, two violas and cello (1916)

  3. I Tempo M.M. ♩ = 96 –
  4. II ♩ = 84
  5. Regina Coeli, for contralto, oboe and trumpet (1924)*

  6. Regina Coeli, for contralto, oboe and trumpet
  7. La Flûte à travers le Violon, for flute and violin (1935)

  8. I Allegretto
  9. II Adagio
  10. III Presto
  11. Dithyrambes, for flute solo (1938)

  12. I Le Sacrifice du miel
  13. II Plainte d’Ariane
  14. III Labyrinthe
  15. Deux Études sur un sonnet de Mallarmé (1945–62)*

  16. No. 1 Phrases, for flute and piano
  17. The Mime, for clarinet solo (1956)

  18. The Mime, for clarinet solo
  19. The Flute of Pan, for flute solo (1957)*

  20. The Flute of Pan, for flute solo
  21. Funeral Games in Honor of Chronos, for three flutes, piano and cymbals (1964)

  22. Funeral Games in Honor of Chronos, for three flutes, piano and cymbals
 

*FIRST RECORDINGS

This item will be released on 2 December 2022.
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