Christian Erny Lourié : Piano Works

Lourié : Piano Works

Christian Erny

Includes: 1 Digital booklet

Released on July 20, 2018 by Ars Produktion

Main artist: Christian Erny

Genre: Classical > Chamber Music > Solo Piano

Distinctions: 5 de Diapason (November 2018) - 5 Sterne Fono Forum Klassik (October 2018) - Gramophone Editor's Choice (September 2018)

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Album : 1 disk - 13 tracks Total length : 00:54:11

    5 Preludes fragiles, Op. 1 (Arthur Lourié)
  1. 1 Prelude No. 1: Lento

    Christian Erny, Piano - Arthur Lourié (1892-1966), Composer Copyright : (C) 2018 Ars Produktion (P) 2018 Ars Produktion

  2. 2 Prelude No. 2: Calme, pas vite

    Christian Erny, Piano - Arthur Lourié (1892-1966), Composer Copyright : (C) 2018 Ars Produktion (P) 2018 Ars Produktion

  3. 3 Prelude No. 3: Tendre, pensif

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  4. 4 Prelude No. 4: Affabile

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  5. 5 Prelude No. 5: Modéré

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  6. Valse
  7. 6 Valse

    Christian Erny, Piano - Arthur Lourié (1892-1966), Composer Copyright : (C) 2018 Ars Produktion (P) 2018 Ars Produktion

  8. 2 Estampes, Op. 2
  9. 7 No. 1. Crépuscule d'un faune

    Christian Erny, Piano - Arthur Lourié (1892-1966), Composer Copyright : (C) 2018 Ars Produktion (P) 2018 Ars Produktion

  10. 8 No. 2. 'Les parfums, les couleurs et les sons se répondent'

    Christian Erny, Piano - Arthur Lourié (1892-1966), Composer Copyright : (C) 2018 Ars Produktion (P) 2018 Ars Produktion

  11. Intermezzo
  12. 9 Intermezzo

    Christian Erny, Piano - Arthur Lourié (1892-1966), Composer Copyright : (C) 2018 Ars Produktion (P) 2018 Ars Produktion

  13. Petite Suite in F Major
  14. 10 Petite Suite in F Major

    Christian Erny, Piano - Arthur Lourié (1892-1966), Composer Copyright : (C) 2018 Ars Produktion (P) 2018 Ars Produktion

  15. Gigue
  16. 11 Gigue

    Christian Erny, Piano - Arthur Lourié (1892-1966), Composer Copyright : (C) 2018 Ars Produktion (P) 2018 Ars Produktion

  17. Nocturne
  18. 12 Nocturne

    Christian Erny, Piano - Arthur Lourié (1892-1966), Composer Copyright : (C) 2018 Ars Produktion (P) 2018 Ars Produktion

  19. 8 Scenes of Russian Childhood
  20. 13 Rojal' v detskoj (8 Scenes of Russian Childhood): No. 6. Lullaby

    Christian Erny, Piano - Arthur Lourié (1892-1966), Composer Copyright : (C) 2018 Ars Produktion (P) 2018 Ars Produktion

About

Despite his name's faintly French appearance, Arthur Lourié was a Russian-born composer (born Naoum Izraïlevitch Louria) who died in the USA in 1966. A student of Glazunov at the Conservatory of St Petersburg until 1913, he quit the academic scene, reproaching it for its academicism, and followed his own path as an autodidact. His first works, some of which are presented here, still bear the double mark of late romanticism and Scriabin. Shortyle afterwards he would dip a toe into atonalism and and serialism, before jumping back out pretty quickly. After the Russian Revolution, his anti-academic positions saw him quickly appointed a professor of music, but Lourié quickly realised that things could only get worse, and he sought and won political asylum during a trip to Berlin in 1921. Shortly thereafter he set up in Paris, where he visited Stravinsky and took on board the latter's influence, and his neoclassicism. In 1941 he left Paris and set up in New York, in Kossevitzky's circle. Perhaps thought of as a stateless man, Lourié's music has (still) not found the recognition that it deserves. It's a safe bet that this album by Christian Erny, with works from all of the composer's periods – from the Five Preludes Op. 1 of 1910 to the Little Suite in F of 1957 – will draw music-lovers' attention to Lourié. © SM/Qobuz

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