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Phalaena

Reflections

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Format: CD
Label: Antarctica
UPC: 0608917731620
Catnr: AR 016
Release date: 10 January 2020
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Label
Antarctica
UPC
0608917731620
Catalogue number
AR 016
Release date
10 January 2020
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PHALAENA means butterfly and symbolizes the lightness, grace and subtle rebirth of nature.
The association/interplay of harp, violin and accordion (BAYAN) offers a unique mix of sounds and promotes the rediscovery of an eclectic, elegant and surprising repertoire.
Sometimes smiling, sometimes heartbreaking and moving.
The transcriptions and interpretations of the Phalaena trio are dedicated and intensely human.
PHALAENA bedeutet Schmetterling und symbolisiert die Leichtigkeit, Anmut und subtile Wiedergeburt der Natur.
Die Assoziation/das Zusammenspiel von Harfe, Violine und Akkordeon (BAYAN) bietet eine einzigartige Klangmischung und unterstützt die Wiederentdeckung eines eklektischen, eleganten und überraschenden Repertoires.
Mal lächelnd, mal herzzerreißend und bewegend.
Die Transkriptionen und Interpretationen des Phalaena-Trios sind hingebungsvoll und intensiv menschlich.

Le TRIO PHALAENA n’existait pas, il suffisait de l’inventer...

Isabelle Chardon (violon), Sophie HALLYNCK (harpe) et Christophe Delporte (accordéon) tous les trois professeurs à l’Institut Supérieur de musique et de pédagogie de Namur (Imep) décident d’entremêler leurs sonorités et de vous présenter un trio tout en élégance.

PHALAENA, qui signifie ”papillon”, symbolise la légèreté, la grâce, et la subtile renaissance de la nature.

L'association de la harpe, du violon et du Bayan (accordéon de concert), offre une alliance de sonorités inouïes et favorise un répertoire éclectique.

De Jean Sébastien Bach à Maurice Ravel en passant par Eric Satie, Camille Saint-Saëns, ou encore Manuel de Falla, Le trio PHALAENA vous étonnera par la complicité de ses musiciens.

Si beaucoup ont toujours considéré l’accordéon comme un sous-instrument sous l’obséquieux prétexte qu’il est l’instrument populaire par excellence, ces trois artistes balaient d’un grand coup toutes les vulgarités commises à l’encontre de ce formidable instrument de musique.

Tantôt souriants et gais, tantôt déchirants et tristes, les accents de leur musique se font le reflet de la vie : ils sont alors si intensément humains que l’émotion esthétique pure et totale envahit l’assemblée des auditeurs qui se livrent à la musique pour y laver toutes leurs idées préconçues.

Artist(s)

Phalaena

Isabelle Chardon (violin), Sophie HALLYNCK (harp) and Christophe Delporte (accordion) are all teachers at the IMEP(Superior institute for musique and pedagogy in Namur). They decided to mix their sounds and present an elegant trio.  PHALAENA, means ”butterfly”,  and symbolises the lightness, grace, and the subtle rebirth of nature.  From Jean Sébastien Bach & Maurice Ravel passing Eric Satie, Camille Saint-Saëns, to Manuel de Falla, the PHALAENA trio amazes with a unique interplay by the three musicians.
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Isabelle Chardon (violin), Sophie HALLYNCK (harp) and Christophe Delporte (accordion) are all teachers at the IMEP(Superior institute for musique and pedagogy in Namur). They decided to mix their sounds and present an elegant trio. PHALAENA, means ”butterfly”, and symbolises the lightness, grace, and the subtle rebirth of nature.

From Jean Sébastien Bach & Maurice Ravel passing Eric Satie, Camille Saint-Saëns, to Manuel de Falla, the PHALAENA trio amazes with a unique interplay by the three musicians.


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Composer(s)

Maurice Ravel

Joseph Maurice Ravel was a French composer who is often associated with impressionism along with his elder contemporary Claude Debussy, although both composers rejected the term. In the 1920s and 1930s Ravel was internationally regarded as France's greatest living composer. Born to a music-loving family, Ravel attended France's premier music college, the Paris Conservatoire; he was not well regarded by its conservative establishment, whose biased treatment of him caused a scandal. After leaving the Conservatoire Ravel found his own way as a composer, developing a style of great clarity, incorporating elements of baroque, neoclassicism and, in his later works, jazz. He liked to experiment with musical form, as in his best-known work, Boléro (1928), in which repetition takes the place of...
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Joseph Maurice Ravel was a French composer who is often associated with impressionism along with his elder contemporary Claude Debussy, although both composers rejected the term. In the 1920s and 1930s Ravel was internationally regarded as France's greatest living composer.
Born to a music-loving family, Ravel attended France's premier music college, the Paris Conservatoire; he was not well regarded by its conservative establishment, whose biased treatment of him caused a scandal. After leaving the Conservatoire Ravel found his own way as a composer, developing a style of great clarity, incorporating elements of baroque, neoclassicism and, in his later works, jazz. He liked to experiment with musical form, as in his best-known work, Boléro (1928), in which repetition takes the place of development. He made some orchestral arrangements of other composers' music, of which his 1922 version of Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition is the best known.
As a slow and painstaking worker, Ravel composed fewer pieces than many of his contemporaries. Among his works to enter the repertoire are pieces for piano, chamber music, two piano concertos, ballet music, two operas, and eight song cycles; he wrote no symphonies and only one religious work. Many of his works exist in two versions: a first, piano score and a later orchestration. Some of his piano music, such as Gaspard de la nuit (1908), is exceptionally difficult to play, and his complex orchestral works such as Daphnis et Chloé (1912) require skilful balance in performance.

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Johann Sebastian Bach

Johann Sebastian Bach was a German composer and musician of the Baroque period. He enriched established German styles through his skill in counterpoint, harmonic and motivic organisation, and the adaptation of rhythms, forms, and textures from abroad, particularly from Italy and France. Bach's compositions include the Brandenburg Concertos, the Goldberg Variations, the Mass in B minor, two Passions, and hundreds of cantatas. His music is revered for its technical command, artistic beauty, and intellectual depth.  Bach's abilities as an organist were highly respected during his lifetime, although he was not widely recognised as a great composer until a revival of interest in and performances of his music in the first half of the 19th century. He is now generally regarded as one of the greatest composers of all time.  
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Johann Sebastian Bach was a German composer and musician of the Baroque period. He enriched established German styles through his skill in counterpoint, harmonic and motivic organisation, and the adaptation of rhythms, forms, and textures from abroad, particularly from Italy and France. Bach's compositions include the Brandenburg Concertos, the Goldberg Variations, the Mass in B minor, two Passions, and hundreds of cantatas. His music is revered for its technical command, artistic beauty, and intellectual depth.

Bach's abilities as an organist were highly respected during his lifetime, although he was not widely recognised as a great composer until a revival of interest in and performances of his music in the first half of the 19th century. He is now generally regarded as one of the greatest composers of all time.


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Manuel de Falla

From the end of 1890, de Falla studied piano at the Real Conservatorio Superior de Música de Madrid in Madrid under José Tragó and Felipe Pedrell. Under their influence, he got interested into the native Spanish music, especially the flamenco music of Andalusia and more specifically the cante jondo, of which he publiced a manuscript called El cante jondo. Influences of this can be found throughout his body of works. His first major work was an opera (zarzuela) in one act from 1905 La vida breve, which did not premier until 1913.  From 1907 to 1914 De Falla stayed in Paris, where he got inspired by composers such Maurice Ravel, Claude Debussy and Paul Dukas. During this time, he wrote little music. Much of his much most...
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From the end of 1890, de Falla studied piano at the Real Conservatorio Superior de Música de Madrid in Madrid under José Tragó and Felipe Pedrell. Under their influence, he got interested into the native Spanish music, especially the flamenco music of Andalusia and more specifically the cante jondo, of which he publiced a manuscript called El cante jondo. Influences of this can be found throughout his body of works. His first major work was an opera (zarzuela) in one act from 1905 La vida breve, which did not premier until 1913. From 1907 to 1914 De Falla stayed in Paris, where he got inspired by composers such Maurice Ravel, Claude Debussy and Paul Dukas. During this time, he wrote little music. Much of his much most famous works were composed upon arrival in Madrid at the start of the First World War, such as his Noches en los jardines de España, El amor brujo and El corregidor y la molinera, which after an adaption is now know as El sombrero de tres picos. From 1921 to 1939, he lived in Granada where composed his El retablo de maese Pedro. The harpsichord part was specifically written for Wanda Landowska. Slowly, the Spanish folk music influences decreased and he adopted a more neo-classicistic style.

In 1939 De Falla moved to Argentina, where he died in 1946.


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César Franck

César Franck was simultaneously a child prodigy and a late bloomer. His parents quickly discovered his enormous talent, but they were mostly interested in the money and fame that he might generate. Because of this, he was presented as a piano virtuoso, without a focus on composition. Unfortunately, his virtuoso career was less promising then they had hoped, and he started earning his money more as a teacher and organist. Composing stayed in the background, but in the mean time he did get some notable students, such as Henri Duparc. After a while, a sort of 'Franck school' of students arose, albeit against his will, who affectionately called him ‘Pater seraphicus’. It was not until he was 50 before he started...
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César Franck was simultaneously a child prodigy and a late bloomer. His parents quickly discovered his enormous talent, but they were mostly interested in the money and fame that he might generate. Because of this, he was presented as a piano virtuoso, without a focus on composition. Unfortunately, his virtuoso career was less promising then they had hoped, and he started earning his money more as a teacher and organist. Composing stayed in the background, but in the mean time he did get some notable students, such as Henri Duparc. After a while, a sort of "Franck school" of students arose, albeit against his will, who affectionately called him ‘Pater seraphicus’. It was not until he was 50 before he started to receive some acclaim as a composer, and from his 52nd he started a very prolific period, lasting until his death at the age of 68.
Nowadays, Franck is mostly known for his instrumental music, peaking at the famous Violin Sonata in A. Besides this work,, his small collection of organ works was particularly influential.
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Camille Saint-Saëns

Camille Saint-Saëns was a French composer, conductor, pianist and organist. He was a musical prodigy, writing his first pieces of music at the age of four and making his concert debut at the age of ten. During this concert he astonished the audience by playing one of the 32 piano sonatas of Beethoven at its request. After his studying at the Conservatory of Paris he followed a career as a church organist at Saint-Merri and later La Madeleine in Paris. He was also a successful freelance composer and pianist in France and abroad. Saint-Saëns initially helped to introduce German composers such as Robert Schumann and Richard Wagner in France. However, from 1870 onwards anti-German sentiments began to arise in France as...
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Camille Saint-Saëns was a French composer, conductor, pianist and organist. He was a musical prodigy, writing his first pieces of music at the age of four and making his concert debut at the age of ten. During this concert he astonished the audience by playing one of the 32 piano sonatas of Beethoven at its request. After his studying at the Conservatory of Paris he followed a career as a church organist at Saint-Merri and later La Madeleine in Paris. He was also a successful freelance composer and pianist in France and abroad.
Saint-Saëns initially helped to introduce German composers such as Robert Schumann and Richard Wagner in France. However, from 1870 onwards anti-German sentiments began to arise in France as a result of the Franco-Prussian War, which enhanced support for the idea of a pro-French musical society. In 1871 Saint-Saëns consequently founded the Société Nationale de Musique together with Romain Bussine, that was devoted to the promotion of French music and organised concerts on which young composers could perform their works.
Saint-Saëns was a keen traveler, and made 179 trips to 27 different countries during his life. He favoured Algeria and Egypt, were he gained inspiration for compositions such as the Suite Algérienne and the Fifth Piano Concerto, also known as The Egyptian.
Saint-Saëns' best-known works include the First Cello Concerto, Third Symphony, the opera Samson et Dalila, Danse Macabre and Le carnaval des animaux, a humorous suite in which various animals are musically portrayed. However, he never wanted the last work to be performed, since it was contrary to his image as a serious composer.
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Domenico Scarlatti

Giuseppe Domenico Scarlatti was an Italian composer who spent much of his life in the service of the Portuguese and Spanish royal families. He is classified primarily as a Baroque composer chronologically, although his music was influential in the development of the Classical style and he was one of the few Baroque composers to transition into the Classical period. Like his renowned father Alessandro Scarlatti, he composed in a variety of musical forms, although today he is known mainly for his 555 keyboard sonatas.
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Giuseppe Domenico Scarlatti was an Italian composer who spent much of his life in the service of the Portuguese and Spanish royal families. He is classified primarily as a Baroque composer chronologically, although his music was influential in the development of the Classical style and he was one of the few Baroque composers to transition into the Classical period. Like his renowned father Alessandro Scarlatti, he composed in a variety of musical forms, although today he is known mainly for his 555 keyboard sonatas.

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01.
Danse Macabre, Op. 40
06:48
(Camille Saint-Saëns) Christophe Delporte, Isabelle Chardon, Sophie Hallynck
02.
Sonata in D Major, K. 33: La Primavera
03:42
(Domenico Scarlatti) Christophe Delporte, Isabelle Chardon, Sophie Hallynck
03.
Sonata in D minor, K. 9: L'Estate
02:33
(Domenico Scarlatti) Christophe Delporte, Isabelle Chardon, Sophie Hallynck
04.
Sonata in F Major, K. 418: L'Autunno
04:08
(Domenico Scarlatti) Christophe Delporte, Isabelle Chardon, Sophie Hallynck
05.
Sonata in F minor, K.519: L'Inverno
02:10
(Domenico Scarlatti) Christophe Delporte, Isabelle Chardon, Sophie Hallynck
06.
Variations, Op. 18: Prélude, fugue
08:32
(César Franck) Christophe Delporte, Isabelle Chardon, Sophie Hallynck
07.
Concerto No. 2 in A minor, BWV. 593 (for organ): I. Allegro
04:00
(Johann Sebastian Bach) Christophe Delporte, Isabelle Chardon, Sophie Hallynck
08.
Concerto No. 2 in A minor, BWV. 593 (for organ): II. Larghetto
02:51
(Johannes Sebastian Bach) Christophe Delporte, Isabelle Chardon, Sophie Hallynck
09.
Concerto No. 2 in A minor, BWV. 593 (for organ): III. Allegro
03:18
(Johann Sebastian Bach) Christophe Delporte, Isabelle Chardon, Sophie Hallynck
10.
Kaddish
04:53
(Maurice Ravel) Christophe Delporte, Isabelle Chardon, Sophie Hallynck
11.
Siete Canciones Populares Espanoles: I. El pano moruno
02:16
(Manuel de Falla) Christophe Delporte, Isabelle Chardon, Sophie Hallynck
12.
Siete Canciones Populares Espanoles: II. Segudilla murciana
01:18
(Manuel de Falla) Christophe Delporte, Isabelle Chardon, Sophie Hallynck
13.
Siete Canciones Populares Espanoles: III. Asturiana
02:36
(Manuel de Falla) Christophe Delporte, Isabelle Chardon, Sophie Hallynck
14.
Siete Canciones Populares Espanoles: IV. Jota
02:59
(Manuel de Falla) Christophe Delporte, Isabelle Chardon, Sophie Hallynck
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Siete Canciones Populares Espanoles: V. Nana
02:35
(Manuel de Falla) Christophe Delporte, Isabelle Chardon, Sophie Hallynck
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Siete Canciones Populares Espanoles: VI. Canción
01:24
(Manuel de Falla) Christophe Delporte, Isabelle Chardon, Sophie Hallynck
17.
Siete Canciones Populares Espanoles: VII. Polo
01:18
(Manuel de Falla) Christophe Delporte, Isabelle Chardon, Sophie Hallynck
18.
Oberek
01:47
(Grazyna Bacewicz) Christophe Delporte, Isabelle Chardon, Sophie Hallynck
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