Categories:
Cart 0

Your cart is empty

Accentus - Laurence Equilbey|Louise Farrenc: Symphonies Nos 1 & 3

Louise Farrenc: Symphonies Nos 1 & 3

Laurence Equilbey

Digital booklet

Available in
24-Bit/96 kHz Stereo

Unlimited Streaming

Listen to this album in high quality now on our apps

Start my trial period and start listening to this album

Enjoy this album on Qobuz apps with your subscription

Subscribe

Enjoy this album on Qobuz apps with your subscription

Digital Download

Purchase and download this album in a wide variety of formats depending on your needs.

The time has come at last to rescue the history of music from the male condescension that has relegated female composers to the status of a handful of oddities. Heir to Beethoven, revered in Paris through the teaching of her foreign teachers Hummel and Reicha, Louise Farrenc left behind her a collection of strong and dramatic symphonic works. Unlike Clara Schumann or Alma Mahler, Louise Farrenc was not hindered by a husband who set her to cooking, cleaning or bearing many children. Coming from an artistic background and strongly encouraged by her husband, she had every opportunity to develop as a composer, but also as a pianist, teacher, editor and musicologist.

This album is the first volume of Louise Farrenc's complete set of three Symphonies conducted by Laurence Equilbey at the head of the Insula Orchestra, which she assembled in order to explore little-known repertoire, in particular to bring to the forth works by the great forgotten composers such as Fanny Hensel-Mendelssohn or Clara Schumann.



Despite the success she was beginning to enjoy in Paris, Louise Farrenc found it very difficult to stage her symphonic works in the French capital. It was in Brussels that her Symphony No. 1 in C minor was first performed. Its writing follows brilliantly in the wake of the best of the 1840s, in a style where craftsmanship competes with the influences of the great masters of the time: Beethoven, Schubert and Mendelssohn.

Premiered this time around in Paris under the direction of François-Antoine Habeneck, whose interpretations of Beethoven's symphonies are known throughout Europe, the more personally written Symphony No. 3 in G minor begins with a cantilena for solo oboe preceding an Allegro full of dramatic energy, syncopations and harmonic surprises.



In her symphonies, Louise Farrenc has managed to combine contemporary Viennese style with great intensity and originality. Far from being mere curiosities, Farrenc's symphonies deserve to be included in the repertoire of French orchestras, like those of Albéric Magnard, which are also forgotten in his own country, but that's another story... © François Hudry/Qobuz

More info

Louise Farrenc: Symphonies Nos 1 & 3

Accentus - Laurence Equilbey

launch qobuz app I already downloaded Qobuz for Windows / MacOS Open

download qobuz app I have not downloaded Qobuz for Windows / MacOS yet Download the Qobuz app

You are currently listening to samples.

Listen to over 100 million songs with an unlimited streaming plan.

Listen to this playlist and more than 100 million songs with our unlimited streaming plans.

From $10.83/month

Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 32 (Louise Farrenc)

1
I. Andante sostenuto. Allegro
00:09:34

Laurence Equilbey, Conductor - Louise Farrenc, Composer - Insula Orchestra, Orchestra

A Warner Classics/Erato release, © 2021 ERDA under exclusive licence to Parlophone Records Limited ℗ 2021 ERDA, under exclusive licence to Parlophone Records Limited

2
II. Adagio cantabile
00:09:09

Laurence Equilbey, Conductor - Louise Farrenc, Composer - Insula Orchestra, Orchestra

A Warner Classics/Erato release, © 2021 ERDA under exclusive licence to Parlophone Records Limited ℗ 2021 ERDA, under exclusive licence to Parlophone Records Limited

3
III. Minuetto. Moderato
00:04:27

Laurence Equilbey, Conductor - Louise Farrenc, Composer - Insula Orchestra, Orchestra

A Warner Classics/Erato release, © 2021 ERDA under exclusive licence to Parlophone Records Limited ℗ 2021 ERDA, under exclusive licence to Parlophone Records Limited

4
IV. Allegro assai
00:08:12

Laurence Equilbey, Conductor - Louise Farrenc, Composer - Insula Orchestra, Orchestra

A Warner Classics/Erato release, © 2021 ERDA under exclusive licence to Parlophone Records Limited ℗ 2021 ERDA, under exclusive licence to Parlophone Records Limited

Symphony No. 3 in G minor, Op. 36 (Louise Farrenc)

5
I. Adagio. Allegro
00:09:32

Laurence Equilbey, Conductor - Louise Farrenc, Composer - Insula Orchestra, Orchestra

A Warner Classics/Erato release, © 2021 ERDA under exclusive licence to Parlophone Records Limited ℗ 2021 ERDA, under exclusive licence to Parlophone Records Limited

6
II. Adagio cantabile
00:10:33

Laurence Equilbey, Conductor - Louise Farrenc, Composer - Insula Orchestra, Orchestra

A Warner Classics/Erato release, © 2021 ERDA under exclusive licence to Parlophone Records Limited ℗ 2021 ERDA, under exclusive licence to Parlophone Records Limited

7
III. Scherzo. Vivace
00:06:41

Laurence Equilbey, Conductor - Louise Farrenc, Composer - Insula Orchestra, Orchestra

A Warner Classics/Erato release, © 2021 ERDA under exclusive licence to Parlophone Records Limited ℗ 2021 ERDA, under exclusive licence to Parlophone Records Limited

8
IV. Finale. Allegro
00:06:41

Laurence Equilbey, Conductor - Louise Farrenc, Composer - Insula Orchestra, Orchestra

A Warner Classics/Erato release, © 2021 ERDA under exclusive licence to Parlophone Records Limited ℗ 2021 ERDA, under exclusive licence to Parlophone Records Limited

Album review

The time has come at last to rescue the history of music from the male condescension that has relegated female composers to the status of a handful of oddities. Heir to Beethoven, revered in Paris through the teaching of her foreign teachers Hummel and Reicha, Louise Farrenc left behind her a collection of strong and dramatic symphonic works. Unlike Clara Schumann or Alma Mahler, Louise Farrenc was not hindered by a husband who set her to cooking, cleaning or bearing many children. Coming from an artistic background and strongly encouraged by her husband, she had every opportunity to develop as a composer, but also as a pianist, teacher, editor and musicologist.

This album is the first volume of Louise Farrenc's complete set of three Symphonies conducted by Laurence Equilbey at the head of the Insula Orchestra, which she assembled in order to explore little-known repertoire, in particular to bring to the forth works by the great forgotten composers such as Fanny Hensel-Mendelssohn or Clara Schumann.



Despite the success she was beginning to enjoy in Paris, Louise Farrenc found it very difficult to stage her symphonic works in the French capital. It was in Brussels that her Symphony No. 1 in C minor was first performed. Its writing follows brilliantly in the wake of the best of the 1840s, in a style where craftsmanship competes with the influences of the great masters of the time: Beethoven, Schubert and Mendelssohn.

Premiered this time around in Paris under the direction of François-Antoine Habeneck, whose interpretations of Beethoven's symphonies are known throughout Europe, the more personally written Symphony No. 3 in G minor begins with a cantilena for solo oboe preceding an Allegro full of dramatic energy, syncopations and harmonic surprises.



In her symphonies, Louise Farrenc has managed to combine contemporary Viennese style with great intensity and originality. Far from being mere curiosities, Farrenc's symphonies deserve to be included in the repertoire of French orchestras, like those of Albéric Magnard, which are also forgotten in his own country, but that's another story... © François Hudry/Qobuz

Details of the original recording : Recorded: 4–6 March 2021, Auditorium Patrick Devedjian – La Seine Musicale, Boulogne-Billancourt (France)

About the album

Improve album information

Qobuz logo Why buy on Qobuz?