Théodore Dubois: Chamber Music

The music of Théodore Dubois (1837–1924) has rather been overshadowed by that of other French composers of the same period, not least Fauré and Saint-Saëns. But Dubois does not deserve his relative neglect: not only was he a superlative craftsman, but he could also unfold a fetching melody and had a strong sense of musical narrative. This recital of chamber works for oboe and strings is noteworthy for a further quality, one often underestimated: much of the music is, quite simply, charming.

Lajos Lencsés, oboe (Tracks 1 – 5, 10, 13, 14)
Gustavo Surgik, violin (Track 5)
Leo Lencsés, cello (Track 13, 14)
Carole Dubois, piano (Track 1 – 4)
Antal Váradi, organ (Tracks 5, 10)
Renie Yamahata, harp (Track 10)
Quatuor Parisii
Arnaud Vallin, violin (Tracks 1 – 4, 6-9, 11-12)
Doriane Gable, violin (Tracks 6-9, 11-12)
Dominique Lobet, viola (Tracks 1-4, 6-9, 11-12)
Jean-Philippe Martignoni, cello (Tracks 1-4, 6-9, 11-12)
Budapest Strings (Tracks 10, 13, 14)

Listen To This Recording:

    Quintet in F major for violin, oboe, viola, cello and piano (1905)

  1. I Allegro
  2. II Canzonetta
  3. III Adagio non troppo
  4. IV Allegro con fuoco
  5. Méditation for violin, oboe and organ (1900)

  6. Méditation
  7. String Quartet No. 1 in E flat major (1909)*

  8. I Larghetto – Allegro – Larghetto
  9. II Allegro animato e molto leggiero
  10. III Larghetto
  11. IV Allegro vivo – Larghetto – Allegro Vivo
  12. Méditation-Prière, Op.17, for oboe, strings, harp and organ (publ. 1869)**

  13. Méditation-Prière, Op. 17
  14. Petits rêves d’enfants for string quartet (1903)*

  15. I Andantino
  16. II Andantino grazioso
  17. Deux pièces en forme canonique for oboe, cello and strings (1901)

  18. No. 1 Adagio, molto espressivo
  19. No. 2 Allegretto grazioso

*FIRST RECORDINGS
**FIRST RECORDING IN THIS VERSION


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Catalogue No: TOCC0362
EAN/UPC: 5060113443625
Release Date: 04.06.2021
Composer: Théodore Dubois
Artists: Antal Váradi, Budapest Strings, Carole Dubois, Gustavo Surgik, Lajos Lencsés, Leo Lencsés, Quatuor Parisii, Renie Yamahata

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