Poulenc, Satie, Milhaud, Ravel, Tailleferre, Honegger, Auric
This second disc is a tribute to the members of the Groupe des Six: F. Poulenc, D. Milhaud, A. Honegger, G. Auric, G. Tailleferre et L. Durey. It is the fruit of one year of long and arduous work by both members. Together they collaborated with the transcribing and arranging of all the pieces.
“[...] they went down into the street, turned their backs on the false sublime, the conventions of the theater, they repudiated aestheticism, renounced isolation, loved life, all life, even in its most humble of manifestations .”
(Renaud Machard, Poulenc, Ed. Seuil)
Duo Accordiano have translated in an original and fresh new way the beginning of the 20th century Parisian atmosphere that the Groupe des Six created. Starting with Trois pièces en forme de poire by Erik Satie to the Suite anglaise by Darius Milhaud, originally composed for harmonica and orchestra, the listener will time travel back to the first half of the 20th century with the help of carefully chosen pieces from the Groupe des Six and their contemporaries' repertoire.
Composer Erik Satie and writer and illustrator Jean Cocteau are the mentors for these new youth. Satie‘s lively spirit and artistic vision affects greatly this new generation of composers. Satie was a good friend of composer Claude Debussy and had also a close friendship with colleague Maurice Ravel. “Ravel, like Satie, had this non-conformist and fierce independence that kept him within the boundaries of honour and decorum [...] that made him so secretive and so baffling.” That’s why they are also both present on the disc.
(Vladimir Jankélévitch, Ravel, Ed. Seuil,)
We are specially thankful to the Burgergemeinde Bern, Kultur Stadt Bern and to the Fondation Olaf Asteson for their support.
Mozart, Motomatsu, Stravinsky, Piazzolla
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