Jazz: Akhunov, Poulenc, Messiaen | Aparte AP329

Jazz: Akhunov, Poulenc, Messiaen


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Label: Aparte

Cat No: AP329

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Chamber

Release Date: 30th June 2023



Julia Igonina (violin)
Maxim Emelyanychev (piano)


Akhunov, Sergey


Messiaen, Olivier

Quatuor pour la fin du temps (Quartet for the End of Time)
» V Louange a l'Eternite de Jesus

Poulenc, Francis

Violin Sonata, FP119


Julia Igonina (violin)
Maxim Emelyanychev (piano)


When the composer Sergey Akhunov discovered the ground-breaking book of 1947, “Jazz”, by Henri Matisse, he was struck by its almost surreal nature, and he conceived the idea of composing music which, like Matisse's book, has nothing to do with jazz. The result was Jazz, a cycle consisting of 15 miniatures for violin and piano.

On this new recording, those pieces are brought together with two French masterpieces of the 1940s by Messiaen and Poulenc (whose favourite painter was Matisse), performed on period instruments – violin with gut strings and a magnificent 1908 Blüthner piano, part of the collection of the Piano Museum in Rybinsk.

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