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snyprrr

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Tailleferre's Fanny
« on: September 29, 2013, 05:38:50 AM »
Any of her works jump out at you? I still haven't heard the String Quartet (not that I'm expecting more than Francaix).

Germaine Tailleferre:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Germaine_Tailleferre

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Re: Tailleferre's Fanny
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2013, 06:15:08 PM »
Oh, just PRETEND you want to Post.

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Re: Tailleferre's Fanny
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2013, 04:44:59 AM »
Oh, just PRETEND you want to Post.

Dude!  This topic's title fits better for Felix Mendelssohn's sister!   0:)

Many many moons and suns ago, I heard a string quartet by Tailleferre and was not all that impressed.  But that was back when I was rarely thrilled by chamber works, so I should give her works a better chance.
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Re: Tailleferre's Fanny
« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2013, 05:17:33 AM »
So far the best work by Tailleferre I know remains her harpconcertino. Nicanor Zabaleta and Jean Martinon made a refined recording for DGG - which is still available, I think. It is a lovely work full of good tunes.

I bought several other works on cd - but the performance quality is poor: the Concerto grosso ( on the Elan lable) , the first pianoconcerto, some chamberworks ...
Concerto grosso (= 1934 : Concerto pour deux pianos, chœur, saxophones et orchestre)
there's a second pianoconcerto and a violinconcerto, plenty of musiv for two pianos etc.

Her life wasn't always easy, het final years in paris actually quite miserable.: http://www.classicalmusicnow.com/tailleferre.htm



Still, some of her later work have titels that make me curious...:

1956 : Concerto des vaines paroles, pour baryton, piano et orchestre (d'après un texte de Jean Tardieu) ;
1964 ? : Concerto pour deux guitares et orchestre ;
1974-1975 : Symphonietta pour trompette, tympani et cordes ;
1981 : Concerto de la fidélité, pour soprano et orchestre ( performed by Arleen Auger!, no less)

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Re: Tailleferre's Fanny
« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2013, 08:55:37 AM »
So far the best work by Tailleferre I know remains her harpconcertino. Nicanor Zabaleta and Jean Martinon made a refined recording for DGG - which is still available, I think. It is a lovely work full of good tunes.

I bought several other works on cd - but the performance quality is poor: the Concerto grosso ( on the Elan lable) , the first pianoconcerto, some chamberworks ...
Concerto grosso (= 1934 : Concerto pour deux pianos, chœur, saxophones et orchestre)
there's a second pianoconcerto and a violinconcerto, plenty of musiv for two pianos etc.

Her life was always easy, het final years in paris actually quite miserable.: http://www.classicalmusicnow.com/tailleferre.htm



Still, some of her later work have titels that make me curious...:

1956 : Concerto des vaines paroles, pour baryton, piano et orchestre (d'après un texte de Jean Tardieu) ;
1964 ? : Concerto pour deux guitares et orchestre ;
1974-1975 : Symphonietta pour trompette, tympani et cordes ;
1981 : Concerto de la fidélité, pour soprano et orchestre ( performed by Arleen Auger!, no less)

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Dude!  This topic's title fits better for Felix Mendelssohn's sister!   0:)

Many many moons and suns ago, I heard a string quartet by Tailleferre and was not all that impressed.  But that was back when I was rarely thrilled by chamber works, so I should give her works a better chance.

I sampled Francaix's String Quartet yesterday, and it certainly isn't as scintillating as the Piano Concertino. So, I imagine the Tailleferre could actually be the better of the 'Battle of the Lightest French 20th Century SQs'. But, perhaps it's just like Francaix's? You can hear some samples on Amazon.

Just to wrap this Topic up, the Parisii SQ recorded for Accord (or Adda) the SQs of Ibert, Francaix, and Tailleferre, a very desirable issue and hopelessly OOP. I can pretty well say that the Ibert's is quite a strong mid-century French SQ, very pleasant, and much more substantial (at 22mins.) than either of the other two. It's not angsty, weaving a positive Gallic feel... during Wartime! For those who have the BrillantClassics Box of Ibert's Complete Chamber Music (Olympia re-issue?) know that the SQ is his most substantial Chamber Work by far. Perhaps not as rigorously structured as the Roussel, but I'd say it rather should be paired with Roussel rather than F&T.

One STILL wonders what a Poulenc String Quartet would have sounded like: short and playful like Francaix, or longer and playful like Ibert? Personally, and rather provocatively, I hypothesize that Poulenc would have rather written a four movement (rather than the French three) rather shortish work that might've read like the Francaix Piano Concertino: the brisk outer movements bookend a one-minute-scherzo and a breathtakingly haunting Nocturne,... all at around 10mins.

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Re: Tailleferre's Fanny
« Reply #6 on: November 16, 2015, 10:43:27 AM »
I find this topic's title very sexist!  I protest!

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« Reply #7 on: November 16, 2015, 10:49:37 AM »
So you prefer Tailleferre’s Ta-Ta’s?  Maybe you’re right, at that.
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