Christophe Coin – Antoine Reicha: Symphonies Concertantes (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:11:11 minutes | 1,24 GB | Genre: Classical
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The two Sinfonia Concertante for Violin and Flute and for two Cellos by Antoine Reicha show an astonishing balance between innovation and reflection. They bear witness to an outstanding virtuosity and art of composition, which revolutionise forms through spectacular, enthusiasm-provoking lines of execution and through novelties of writing that impact their deeper structures. A composer who established a link between the Enlightenment and Romanticism, Vienna and Paris, Joseph Haydn and César Franck (one of the last among his many pupils), Reicha can no longer be reduced to his theoretical and didactic dimension alone: his extensive work, still too little known, continues to surprise us.
When you look closely and without preconceived ideas at Anton Reicha’s compositions, and measure their quality and originality, you wonder why his work has met such a strange and unusual fate in the history of music: why did such an inventive and obviously gifted composer not receive some of the fame granted to some of his contemporaries? Was Beethoven’s genius so overwhelming that it cast most of his contemporaries into the shadows, especially a composer like Reicha, who was born the same year as him? Or was it because Reicha, not very gifted at promoting his works, gave up fighting for them to be performed and published? Did he finally give up any quest for recognition for his compositions in favour of his work as a theorist, which had a real impact in his day, composing relentlessly but without feeling the need to be performed?
1. Chouchane Siranossian – Symphonie concertante pour flûte, violon et orchestre: I. Allegro (16:04)
2. Chouchane Siranossian – Symphonie concertante pour flûte, violon et orchestre: II. Andante (05:45)
3. Chouchane Siranossian – Symphonie concertante pour flûte, violon et orchestre: III. Rondo. Allegro – Andante – Allegro (08:48)
4. Christophe Coin – Symphonie concertante pour deux violoncelles et orchestre: I. Allegro non troppo (22:54)
5. Christophe Coin – Symphonie concertante pour deux violoncelles et orchestre: II. Largo (07:39)
6. Christophe Coin – Symphonie concertante pour deux violoncelles et orchestre: III. Moderato (10:01)