Jitka Hosprová, Kateřina Englichová

Chanson dans la nuit

Catalogue Number: SU 4089-2
Published: 24th February 2012
Genre: Chamber Music
Format: 1 CD
Music for viola and harp: C. Debussy - Beau soir, Romance, Prélude La fille aux cheveux de lin, M. Ravel - Habanera and Pavane, G. Fauré - Aprés un r?ve, F. Kreisler - Siciliano and Rigaudon, G. Klein - Lullaby, M. Marais - Five Old French Dances, J. S. Bach, Z. Lukáš etc.

Jitka Hosprová - viola, Kateřina Englichová - harp

The soft, silvery tone of the harp and the rich, dark timbres of the viola make these instruments the ideal combination for playing a gentle night song or lullaby. Chanson dans la nuit isa meditation amid the quiet of the night... Yet Jitka Hosprová and Kateřina Englichová are also able to make the night dance with their instruments. The listener can savour almost an hour's worth of enchanting music for the viola and harp ranging from the Baroque masters to the French Impressionists. It is hard to believe that La fille aux cheveux de lin or Ravel's Pavane were not originally created for these very instruments and that they can be played otherwise. The programme was compiled for the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra's enormously popular "For Mothers-To-Be" concert cycle. It makes a refreshing change to hear the bright sound of the violin replaced by the deeper colours of the viola, the brilliancy of the piano by the lambent tones of the harp, especially when the two instruments are in the hands of two such charming ladies and superlative musicians. Their music finds its way directly to the heart.

Chanson dansla nuit on the strings of the viola and harp - an hour of graceful music close to the heart
Gabriel Fauré
1. Apres un reve 02:45
Carlos Salzédo
2. Chanson dans la nuit for solo harp 04:01
Maurice Ravel
3. Vocalise-étude en forme de Habanera 02:42
Maurice Ravel
4. Pavane pour une infante défunte 06:33
Henri Vieuxtemps
5. Capriccio in C minor "Hommage a Paganini" for viola solo, Op. 55 (Op. 9 posth.) 03:28
Fritz Kreisler
6. Siciliano 02:43
Fritz Kreisler
7. Rigaudon 02:27
Marin Marais
Five Old French Dances
8. L'Agréable 02:15
9. La Provençale 01:52
10. La Musette 02:50
11. La Matelotte 02:09
12. Le Basque 01:44
Johann Sebastian Bach
Partita No.1 in B minor, BWV 1002
13. Sarabande 02:50
Maria Theresia von Paradis
14. Sicilienne 03:20
Claude Debussy
15. Romance L'ame évaporée 02:02
Claude Debussy
16. Beau soir 02:46
Claude Debussy
17. Prélude La fille aux cheveux de lin 02:46
Zdeněk Lukáš
18. Hosprenglico 04:32
Gideon Klein
19. Lullaby 03:33