Recipients of numerous dedications.
Click on the link here for Audio Player – Trio Pasquier, with Jean-Pierre Rampal and Odette Le Dentu – Roussel Quintet Serenade op. 30 – Recorded by ORTF, Paris – circa 1953 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection
Back to Paris this week for an encore performance (originally posted 3 years ago in not-so-good sound) by the highly acclaimed Pasquier Trio with guests the legendary Jean-Pierre Rampal on flute and harpist Odette Le Dentu in the Quintet Serenade op. 30 by Albert Roussel.
Still guessing as to the date of this broadcast, via ORTF in Paris. I initially said it was 1948, but I am starting to think it may be 1952 or 1953. Any clarification from my French friends would be greatly appreciated.
In any case, a broadcast performance of a work not played often, coupled by a rare performance not made available commercially.
A win-win situation for this Sunday night.
Henri Tomasi – One of the bright lights of mid-century French Music.
Click on the link here for Audio Player – Henri Tomasi:Quintet 1952 – World Premier Performance – 1952
The music of Henri Tomasi this week. His Woodwind Quintet 1952, as performed at it’s premier by Quintett a Vent Francaise, featuring Jean-Pierre Rampal, Jacques Lancelot, Paul Hongne and Gilbert Coursier. As a prominent composer in the 20th Century, Tomasi divided his time between a busy composition as well as conducting schedule. He was a prolific composer, producing some 130 works during his lifetime.
Much of his Chamber music has been overlooked in recent years. This world premier performance of the Woodwind Quintet 1952 hasn’t, as far as I know, been made available in any commercial recording. And as I said when I first posted this piece two years ago with a less-than-satisfactory recording at the time, the world premiere recording of this piece hasn’t been reissued either.
So this recording constitutes a rarity and a somewhat neglected piece.
Just the kind of stuff we offer around here.