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Quote from: snyprrr on September 29, 2013, 07:15:08 PMOh, just PRETEND you want to Post.
Quote from: pjme on September 30, 2013, 06:17:33 AMSo 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.htmStill, 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)P.
Quote from: Cato on September 30, 2013, 05:44:59 AMDude! 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.
Quote from: Symphonic Addict on November 23, 2022, 03:34:02 PMAmong the members of Les Six, most of people (including me) are less familiar with Tailleferre, Durey and Auric's output, so I wanted to investigate further about the former's works, and I'm rather delighted to have discovered these three concertos: The Piano Concerto No. 1, the Harp Concertino and the quite curious Concerto for two pianos, chorus, saxophone quartet and orchestra.The Piano Concerto No. 1 exudes witty and light-hearted Neoclassicism and it's a complete delight. Whereas the outer movements are decidedly lively, the middle movement happens to be intensely lyrical and moving, something I wasn't properly expecting given the nature of the outer movements. A winner of a piece.The Harp Concertino is in a similar vein, albeit I felt the orchestration to be a little more sophisticated and alluring. The slow movement features some magical and ethereal music. This has to be one of the most interesting harp concertos/concertinos I know.Finally, the concerto with the unusual orchestration also proved to be captivating and certainly original, but I didn't hear the saxophones to be particularly prominent. Good as it was I think it was slightly less interesting than the other works, but it's an imaginative composition that didn't leave me indifferent.All in all, three pieces worth listening by a talented woman who had something attractive to say.
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