ANDRÉ CAPLET (1878-1925): Quintet for Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon and Piano in B Minor, Op. 8, CHARLES KOECHLIN (1867-1950): 2 Nocturnes for Horn, Flute and Piano, Op. 32bis, CÉCILE CHAMINADE (1857-1944): Concertino for Flute and Piano, CAMILLE SAINT-SAËNS (1835-1921): Romance for Horn and Piano in F, Op. 36, Caprice sur des airs danois et russes Flute, Oboe, Clarinet and Piano, Op. 79, ALBERT ROUSSEL (1869-1937): Divertissement for Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Horn and Piano, Op. 6, CLAUDE DEBUSSY (1862-1918): Petit Pièce for Clarinet and Piano, Première Rapsodie for Clarinet and Piano, Syrinx for Solo Flute.
Catalogue Number: 04W039
Reference: CHSA 5282
Format: SACD hybrid
Description: This varied program captures the spirit of the Belle Époque which bore witness to significant advances in the design and manufacture of wind instruments, much of the development driven by French makers. At the same time, the rapidly expanding Paris Conservatoire supported not only performance study, but also a vast output of original compositions by their teaching staff for the student body. The biggest work here, the 27-minute quintet by Caplet from 1898, is also the least recorded (only two other recordings available). Orsino Ensemble, Pavel Kolesnikov (piano).