Les Six & Satie - Works for Piano 4-Hands | Onyx ONYX4219

Les Six & Satie - Works for Piano 4-Hands


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Label: Onyx

Cat No: ONYX4219

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Chamber

Release Date: 20th March 2020



Pascal Rogé, long considered the greatest exponent of French piano repertoire, is joined by his pianist wife Ami in a programme devoted to Les Six - the group of composers brought together by Jean Cocteau in 1917 who created a musical reaction to the suffocating influence of German romanticism upon French musical culture.

Based in Montparnasse, the name was inspired by Balakirev’s ‘The Five’ and the journalist Henri Collet’s 1920 article ‘Les cinq Russians, les six Français, et M.Satie’. Satie gets a look in on this album, with his Parade closing the programme.

The CD includes the 1920 L’Album des Six, Scaramouche by Milhaud, Cinq Bagatelles for piano 4 hands by Auric, Two Pieces for 4 hands, op.7, by Durey, and works by Honegger and Tailleferre.

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