JEAN CARTAN (1906-1932): String Quartets Nos. 1 and 2 (Quatuor Stanislas), Sonatine for Flute and Clarinet, Introduction et Allegro for Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Horn, Bassoon and Piano (Ensemble Stanislas).

Catalogue Number: 08O013

Label: Timpani

Reference: 1C1187

Format: CD

Price: $18.98

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Description: Cartan was born into a family of famous mathematicians and died at the age of 25 from tuberculosis. Only a handful of works exist: some songs, a large-scale choral/orchestral work and the four chamber works recorded here. Cartan himself claimed Debussy, Roussel and Stravinsky as "spiritual fathers" but Roussel is the most important, especially in the 25-minute second quartet (1931) and in the choice of instrumentation for the 1926-27 Introduction and Allegro (see Roussel's Divertissment, Op. 6 for the same forces) while the 1930 Sonatina, which achieved public success at the 1931 ISCM festival in Oxford, also suggests Poulenc.


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