CHARLES KOECHLIN (1867-1950): Paysages et Marines for Piano, Flute, Clarinet and String Trio, Op. 63b, 2 Sonatines for Oboe d'amore, Flute, Clarinet, String Sextet and Harpsichord, Op. 194, Wind Septet for Flute, Oboe, Cor anglais, Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Bassoon and Horn, Op. 165, Sonate à 7 for Harpsichord, Flute, Oboe and String Quartet, Op. 221.
Catalogue Number: 09O045
Description: These are Koechlin's complete works for ensembles, led by 1916's Paysages et Marines, a set of twelve brief pictures of landscapes and seascapes from a calm morning dawn to the anguished worry of fishermen's families during a nocturnal storm. Brilliantly etched little pieces. The other three works are later (1942, 1937 and 1949 in the order listed above), when the composer was preoccupied with polyphony but are equally finely-drawn sequences of short pieces exploring unusual instrumental combinations as well as the counterpoint. Ensemble Initium & Ensemble Contraste.