CHARLES KOECHLIN (1867-1950): Les heures persanes, Op. 65.
Catalogue Number: 02N047
Description: Slow, meditative, tranquil (there are no fewer than three representations of moonlight) with a dynamic range generally only from p to ppp, this journey of the imagination through Persia was composed between 1913 and 1919. The language is modal and often polytonal and the interweaving of melodic lines is meant to suggest the intricacies of Islamic decorative art; the result, filtered as it is through a French sensibility, is both original and in the tradition of Debussy and of Satie. First budget-priced appearance. Ralph van Raat (piano).