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Alla Gitana

André Moisan clarinette
Louise-Andrée Baril piano



ACD2 2187
Folk Music Revisited
T
he present recording proposes a programme of twelve works by almost as many composers, all centred on folk music.   Is there a common ground for the types of European, Chinese and American music that are at the root of the pieces recorded here?   Is the notion of folk music nothing but a handy way to pigeonhole all such music that is not of a European 'Classical' tradition?

If it is true no single definition of folk music has gained universal acceptance, certain elements from most definitions can serve as points of reference.   Folk music, usually considered as an 'oral tradition', is not written down but rather transmitted through imitation within a family circle, various 'schools' or simply from master to student.   Precisely because it Is passed down orally.   It is often easily memorized, subject to modification, and Its origins are difficult to trace.


- Pierre-Olivier Alaire
- Translation Jacques-André Houle


Béla Kovács (1937-)
[  1.] Hommage à Manuel de Falla     3:08

Béla Bartók (1881 -1945) (arr. Z. Székely)
Roumanian Folk Dances     6:42
[  2.] 1. Jocul cu bâtá (1:31)
[  3.] 2. Brâul (0:35)
[  4.] 3. Pe loc (1:21)
[  5.] 4. Buciumeana (1:48)
[  6.] 5. Poarga româneasca (0:34)
[  7.] 6. Maruntelul (0:53)

Paul Dukas (1865-1935)
[  8.] Alla Gitana     4:02

Bohuslav Martinu (1890-1959)
Sonatina     11:17
[  9.] 1. Moderato (5:38)
[10.] 2. Andante (3:32)
[11.] 3. Poco allegro (2:09)

Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
Six Studies In English Folk-Song     10:22
[12.] 1. Adagio (1:42)
[13.] 2. Andante sostenuto (1:40)
[14.] 3. Larghetto (2:19)
[15.] 4. Lento (1:48)
[16.] 5. Andante tranquillo (2:10)
[17.] 6. Allegro vivace (0:43)
Zhang Wu
[18.] Variations on a Northern Chinese Folksong 3:26

Carlos Guastavino (1912-)
Tonada y cueca     6:26
[19.] 1. Tonada (3:36)
[20.] 2. Cueca (2:50)

Simeon Bellison (1883-1953)
(arr. Vier hebräische Melodien)     11:35
[21.] 1. Zur Trauung (C. Fitelberg) (6:12)
            - Kale-Besezen
            - Prozession
[22.] 2. Canzonetta (J. Weinberg) (2:10)
[23.] 3. Habräischer Tanz (B. Levenson) (1:52)
[24.] 4. Kinderreigen (J. Weinberg) (1:21)

Leó Weiner (1885-1960)
[25.] Peregi Verbunk, op. 40     6:35

Joseph Horovitz (1926-)
Two Majorcan Pieces     3:18
[26.] 1. Paguera (2:10)
[27.] 2. Valdemosa (1:08)

Leó Weiner
Két tétel     4:24
[28.] 1. Búsuló Juhász (2:08)
[29.] 2. Csürdöngölo (2:16)

Arthur Benjamin (1893-1960)
[30.] Jamaican Rumba     1:45




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