Nicolas Bacri: Chamber Music, Volume One – Works for Flute

This item will be released on 2 August 2024.

Catalogue No: TOCC0733
EAN/UPC: 5060113447333
Release Date: 2024-08-02
Composer: Nicolas Bacri
Artists: Andrew Briggs, Danielle Breisach, Yana Avedyan

It may be a cliché to write of the clarity of Gallic writing for the flute – the kind of elegance found in the music of composers like Debussy, Fauré, Gaubert, Jolivet, Messiaen and Taffanel – but French music for flute does indeed have a sound of its own. The flute works of Nicolas Bacri, born in Paris in 1961, uphold the proud tradition of his predecessors with textures of crystalline transparency and poised, almost weightless, melodic lines – and reserves of sardonic bite and freewheeling energy as required.

Danielle Breisach, flute
Yana Avedyan, piano
Andrew Briggs, cello

Listen To This Recording:

Sonata de camera, Op. 67 (1977/97-2000) (17:52)

  1. Sonatina (Moderato) – (3:29)
  2. Scherzo (Presto misterioso) – (4:21)
  3. Pezzo elegiaco (Adagio mesto) – (5:14)
  4. Variazioni. Theme: Comodo – Var. 1: Energico (5:14)
    Var. 2: Impetuoso – Var. 3: Scherzando
    Var. 4: Brillante – Var. 5: Giocoso – Var. 6: Scorrevole
    Var. 7: Misterioso – Var. 8: Con tenerezza
    Var. 9: Calmato, ma non lento
    Var. 10: Dolcissimo – Var. 11: Sereno

Trio No. 3, Sonata Notturna, Op. 54 (1996, rev. 1997) (15:23)

  1. Enigma (Moderato, hypnotic, and somewhat lugubrious) – (3:39)
  2. Notturno (Adagio – Fantastic – Adagio) – (6:06)
  3. Serenata ostinata (Adagietto – Allegretto, lively) (5:38)

Trios Impromptus, Op. 115 (2005/9) (4:51)

  1. No. 1 Adagio semplice (1:21)
  2. No. 2 Adagio sognado (1:43)
  3. No. 3 Allegro energico (1:47)

Douze Monologues Pascaliens, Op. 92 (2004) (8:55)

  1. No. 1 Adagio cantabile (0:28)
  2. No. 2 Andante misterioso (0:35)
  3. No. 3 Tempo di walzer (0:32)
  4. No. 4 Adagio misterioso (0:21)
  5. No. 5 Andante drammatico (0:38)
  6. No. 6 Vivace alla giga (0:50)
  7. No. 7 Adagio e rubato (0:44)
  8. No. 8 Vivace alla giga (0:35)
  9. No. 9 Adagio sereno (1:10)
  10. No. 10 Largo mistico (0:43)
  11. No. 11 Adagio espressivo (1:02)
  12. No. 12 Epilogo (Adagio) (1:17)

Spring Sonata, Op. 147 (2018)* (13:33)*

  1. Sonatina (Largo cantabile – Allegro moderato – ma energico) (6:14)
  2. Reverie (Lentissimo cantabile) (3:41)
  3. Epilogue (Adagio liberamente – Andante cantabile – e poco misterioso) (3:38)

*First Recording

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