French Reflections

French Reflections

Artist
French Reflections
Label(s)
Genre(s)
Classical
Code
CKD 473
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  • Une chatelaine en sa tour, Op. 110
    Composer(s) Gabriel Faure
    Artist(s) Sivan Magen - Harp

    Une chatelaine en sa tour, Op. 110

    04:41
    $2.40
  • Divertissements, No. 1: A la Francaise
    Composer(s) Andre Caplet
    Artist(s) Sivan Magen - Harp

    Divertissements, No. 1: A la Francaise

    04:25
    $2.40
  • Divertissements, No. 2: A l'Espagnole
    Composer(s) Andre Caplet
    Artist(s) Sivan Magen - Harp

    Divertissements, No. 2: A l'Espagnole

    05:25
    $4.80
  • Esstal
    Composer(s) Philippe Schoeller
    Artist(s) Sivan Magen - Harp

    Esstal

    05:45
    $4.80
  • Sonatine, Op. 30: Allegrement
    Composer(s) Marcel Lucien Tournier
    Artist(s) Sivan Magen - Harp

    Sonatine, Op. 30: Allegrement

    05:59
    $4.80
  • Sonatine, Op. 30: Calme et expressif
    Composer(s) Marcel Lucien Tournier
    Artist(s) Sivan Magen - Harp

    Sonatine, Op. 30: Calme et expressif

    04:17
    $2.40
  • Sonatine, Op. 30: Fievreusement
    Composer(s) Marcel Lucien Tournier
    Artist(s) Sivan Magen - Harp

    Sonatine, Op. 30: Fievreusement

    05:22
    $4.80
  • Estampes, No. 2: La soiree dans Grenade (arr. For harp)
    Composer(s) Claude Debussy
    Artist(s) Sivan Magen - Harp

    Estampes, No. 2: La soiree dans Grenade (arr. For harp)

    05:40
    $4.80
  • Estampes, No. 3: Jardins sous la pluie (arr. For harp)
    Composer(s) Claude Debussy
    Artist(s) Sivan Magen - Harp

    Estampes, No. 3: Jardins sous la pluie (arr. For harp)

    04:13
    $2.40
  • Tocar
    Composer(s) Bruno Mantovani
    Artist(s) Sivan Magen - Harp

    Tocar

    07:48
    $4.80
  • Impromptu, Op. 86
    Composer(s) Gabriel Faure
    Artist(s) Sivan Magen - Harp

    Impromptu, Op. 86

    08:18
    $4.80

Total running time: 61 minutes.

Album information

For his second recital harpist Sivan Magen performs some of the greatest French masterpieces written for harp at the turn of the last two centuries.

Since the 1900s French composers have advanced the harp to new levels of virtuosity and expression, with growing technical demands.

Caplet's Divertissements features some of the most unique and perfectly executed writing in the harp's entire literature; great technical poise is required to deliver the bold pedal glissandi. Tournier and Debussy established the harp as a crucial exponent of the dreamy impressionist style; its colours and sonority are key.

A century later Mantovani utilises a breath-taking spectrum of attacks and techniques: furious scalic motives, nail sounds, bisbigliandi, and sudden, shrill fortes which makes Tocar a testament to the harp's more virile characteristics. Schoeller's Esstal is in sharp contrast; its delicate figurations create a more peaceful mood and demonstrate another side to this versatile instrument.

The programme closes with Fauré's Impromptu which makes use of harmonics, glissandi, cross fingerings and rich arpeggios.