FLORENT SCHMITT (1870-1958): Crépuscules, Op.56, Ombres, Op. 64, Et Pan, au fond des blés lunaires, s'accouda, Op. 70/1, Enfants, Op. 94.
Catalogue Number: 03P069
Description: Although everything here has been offered before, Schmitt's solo piano music remains pretty unknown so we offer this new release: Ombres (1917) a dark, otherworldly triptych suggestive of Ravel's Gaspard; Crépuscules (1911) which looks forward to Ombres with its equally dark and serious depictions of an old cemetary, snow and solitude while the bright and cheerful Enfants of 1941 is in the same vein as this month's orchestral Schmitt Le Petit Elfe (03P003 above). Laurent Wagschal (piano).