Rachel Talitman-harp – Belgian Chamber Music Jean Absil Michel Lysight – CD

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Belgian Chamber Music Jean Absil Michel Lysight
Artist: Rachel Talitman-harp
UPC: 885767970328

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Jean Absil (1893-1974) was a Belgian composer and teacher. Having first studied the organ, piano and harmony with Alphonse Oeyen (organist at the Bonsecours basilica), in 1913 Absil enters the Royal Conservatory of Brussels studying organ (class of Alphonse Desmet), piano and writing (counterpoint and fugue with Léon Du Bois) before moving to the study of orchestration and composition with Paul Gilson. In 1922 he came second at the Prix de Rome with his cantata La Guerre op. 2, and taught practical harmony at the Brussels Conservatory where he was appointed professor in 1936. Very soon he moves away from his teacher’s concepts of orchestration towards contemporary production.Living in Paris for a while, he won the Rubens Prize in 1934 and founded the “Revue internationale de la musique” in 1938. As leader of the group “La Sirene” he works to promote contemporary music. With his concerto for piano during the first Ysäye competition in 1938 (the predecessor of the Queen Elisabeth Concours) He gained international recognition.As director of the Etterbeek musical academy for 40 years and which, in 1963, was named after him, he trained several generations of composers. He was also appointed professor of fugue at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels and at the Musical Chapel Queen Elisabeth.In 1955, Absil was elected to the Royal Academy of Belgium and received the five – yearly prize of the Belgian government in 1964. As a musician trained according to the old style, he did not study any composers later than Cesar Franck; with Gilson he only looked at the orchestration of Wagner, Richard Strauss and the Russian nationalists. Nevertheless, at the time he entered the Conservatory, Stravinski was already making a name for himself in Paris. So it was through going to concerts given in Brussels by the Pro Arte Quartet that he familiarised himself with the works of Milhaud, Hindemith and Schönberg. He even participated often at this quartet’s repetitions in order to better absorb this music new to him. So it was by himself that Absil developed his own, very personal and coherent language which he applied to various forms, defying the times. A rigorous composer, curious of all new tendencies in the art of sound, Absil managed to put together the French school, Stravinski, Bartok – whom he greatly admired and followed his example in studying the traditional music of Romania and other countries – as well as. polytonal, atonal and serial music.The composer invented new modes, renewed from one work to the next. These modes came to life through the accords which, although different from the classical ones, are just as rich in their expression of tension and of rest. Although, from 1938, Absil endeavoured to make his partitions more accessible, in 1963 he stopped making concessions and devoted himself almost entirely to instrumental music Michel Lysight was born on 14 October 1958 and studied music at the Schaerbeek Academy, obtaining in 1981 the Government medal for piano (Klara Konrad’s class) and chamber music (Renée Waelkens’ class). He studied history of art at the Free University of Brussels (1976-1978) and then entered the Royal Conservatory of Brussels where he obtained first prizes: the history of, music, solfege methodology (ordinary and advanced), psycho-pedagogy; harmony, counterpoint, fugue and bassoon. He also holds diplomas for solfege and chamber music. Working at orchestral direction with René Defossez and Robert Janssens, he obtained his first prize with distinction in 1997 and an advanced diploma in 2002.His first prize for composition was awarded in 1989 by the Royal Conservatory of Mons in the class of Paul-Baudouin Michel. In the same year, Dexia Bank commissioned for it’s annual competition “Axion Classics” his work for wood instruments entitled “Soleil Bleu”( Blue Sun) and in 2004 it commissioned a piece for guitar “Chronography VI”. “Quatrain” for wind quarter obtained the Irene Fuerison 1990 prize of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of Belgium. In 1992, he was awarded the silver medal with mention from the Internatio

Track List:

1. Chronographies X for Flute, Violin, Viola, Cello and Harp – Rachel Talitman-Harp, Marcos Fregnani-Martins-Flute, Erez Ofer-Violin, Igal Braslavsky-Viola, Karolina Maziarz-Cello
2. Michel Lysight – Trois Instantan�s for Flute and Harp-Andante – Rachel Talitman-Harp, Marcos Fregnani Martins-Flute
3. Michel Lysight – Trois Instantan�s for Flute and Harp -Moderato – Rachel Talitman-Harp, Marcos Fregnani-Martins-Flute
4. Michel Lysight – Trois Instantan�s for Flute and Harp-Vivo – Rachel Talitman-Harprola, Marcos Fregnani-Martins-Flute
5. Michel Lysight – An Awakening Lento for Violin, Cello and Harp – Rachel Talitman-Harp, Erez Ofer-Violin, Karolina Maziarz-Cello
6. Michel Lysight – An Awakening Moderato – Rachel Talitman-Harp, Marcos Fregnani-Martins-Flute, Igal Braslavsky-Viola, Karolina Maziarz-Cello
7. Michel Lysight – An Awakening Andante – Marcos Fregnani-Martins-Flute
8. Michel Lysight – Riple Marks for Flute, Viola, Cello and Harp – Rachel Talitman-Harp, Erez Ofer-Violin
9. Michel Lysight- Labyrinthes for Flute Solo – Rachel Talitman-Harp, Marcos Fregnani-Martins-Flute, Erez Ofer-Violin, Igal Braslavsky-Viola, Karolina Maziarz-Cello
10. Jean Absil -Sicilienne for Violin and Harp – Rachel Talitman-Harp, Marcos Fregnani-Martins-Flute, Erez Ofer-Violin, Igal Braslavsky-Viola, Karolina Maziarz-Cello
11. Jean Absil-Concert � Cinq for Flute, Violin, Viola, Cello and Harp-Introduction and Allegro – Rachel Talitman-Harp, Marcos Fregnani-Martins-Flute, Erez Ofer-Violin, Igal Braslavsky-Viola, Karolina Maziarz-Cello
12. Jean Absil -Concert � Cinq Andante – Rachel Talitman-Harp, Marcos Fregnani-Martins-Flute, Erez Ofer-Violin, Igal Braslavsky-Viola, Karolina Maziarz-Cello
13. Jean Absil – Concert � Cinq Finale – Rachel Talitman-Harp, Marcos Fregnani-Martins-Flute, Erez Ofer-Violin, Igal Braslavsky-Viola, Karolina Maziarz-Cello

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Format: Compact Discs

Genre: CLASSICAL ARTISTS

UPC: 885767970328

Artist: Rachel Talitman-harp

Release Date: 12/20/2011

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