Sérgio Pires / Kosuke Akimoto

Les Six, Merci et Adieu Claude

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Label: CAvi
UPC: 4260085530380
Catnr: AVI 8553038
Release date: 04 February 2022
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04 February 2022
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LES SIX Merci et Adieu, Claude


„In the 19th and 20th centuries, French music achieved a unique profile and was widely acknowledged on the international scene. This success was due, last not least, to symbolic figures such as Camille Saint-Saëns, Claude Debussy, and the “Groupe des Six,” in spite of their divergent aesthetic tendencies.…
After the French defeat against Germany in 1871, Saint-Saëns became one of the founders of the “Société Nationale de Musique”, with the goal of promoting the French music of his time. Forty years later, the “Groupe des Six” would pursue similar objectives, but with different aesthetic ideals; Saint-Saëns would vehemently reject them.
….. The work’s predominantly Romantic style hardly betrays the fact that Claude Debussy had passed away three years earlier, and that the young composers who made up the “Groupe des Six” were already embarking on completely new musical paths.

Still, Saint-Saëns agreed with his younger colleagues about the need of foregoing the monumental bombast and Wagnerian pathos of Late Romantic music. Debussy and the “Groupe des Six” were more decisive and resolute in venturing a step further back in time, past Romanticism, and orienting themselves toward Baroque and Classical models, which led to a flowering of Neo-Classical musical tendencies.
With his individual aesthetics, Claude Debussy occupies a special position: he can not be reckoned among any school or group, and he certainly did not like to be called an “Impressionist.” In a certain sense, he is like a monolith.………….“ (From the booklet notes by Pedro Obiera)

"Im 19. und 20. Jahrhundert erlangte die französische Musik ein einzigartiges Profil und wurde auf der internationalen Bühne weithin anerkannt. Dieser Erfolg ist nicht zuletzt Symbolfiguren wie Camille Saint-Saëns, Claude Debussy und der "Groupe des Six" zu verdanken, trotz ihrer divergierenden ästhetischen Tendenzen....
Nach der Niederlage Frankreichs gegen Deutschland im Jahr 1871 gehörte Saint-Saëns zu den Gründern der "Société Nationale de Musique", deren Ziel es war, die französische Musik seiner Zeit zu fördern. Vierzig Jahre später sollte die "Groupe des Six" ähnliche Ziele verfolgen, allerdings mit anderen ästhetischen Idealen, die Saint-Saëns vehement ablehnte.
..... Der vorherrschende romantische Stil des Werks verrät kaum, dass Claude Debussy drei Jahre zuvor verstorben war und die jungen Komponisten der "Groupe des Six" bereits völlig neue musikalische Wege einschlugen.

Dennoch war sich Saint-Saëns mit seinen jüngeren Kollegen darin einig, dass man auf den monumentalen Bombast und das wagnerianische Pathos der spätromantischen Musik verzichten müsse. Entschiedener und entschlossener wagten sich Debussy und die "Groupe des Six" einen Schritt weiter zurück, über die Romantik hinaus, und orientierten sich an barocken und klassischen Vorbildern, was zu einer Blüte neoklassischer musikalischer Tendenzen führte.
Claude Debussy nimmt mit seiner individuellen Ästhetik eine Sonderstellung ein: Er lässt sich keiner Schule oder Gruppe zurechnen, und schon gar nicht wollte er als "Impressionist" bezeichnet werden. In gewissem Sinne ist er wie ein Monolith.............." (Aus den Anmerkungen im Booklet von Pedro Obiera)

Artist(s)

SÉRGIO PIRES clarinet

As soloist, Sérgio Pires has performed with renowned orchestras in Europe; since 2016 he is the
principal clarint player with the Winterthur MusikKollegium (CH). He participated in recordings for
BIS, Genuin, MDG and Orpheus.


As a highly requested chamber musician Sérgio Pires regularly performs with famous artists like
Heinz Holliger, Michael Collins, Valentin Erben, Felix Renggli, Daniel Haefliger, Krzysztof Chorzelski,
Emmanuel Abbuehl and many others. Sérgio Pires meanwhile took part in some of the most important
and acclaimed classical music festivals in the world, such as European Music Campus (Austria),
Kultursommer Nordhessen (Germany), BBC Proms (England), Schleswig-Holstein Festival (Germany),
Isang-Yun Festival (South-Korea), East Neuk Festival (Scotland) and Festival Bozen (Italy).


As an orchestral player, Pires has had, since very young age, a very active activity, being accepted at the
age of 18 in 3 of the most important young orchestras in the world, the European Union Youth Orchestra,
Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester and Schleswig-Holstein Festival Orchestra. Later on, was invited to play
with different orchestras in Europe and around the wolrd and has shared the stage with many prestigious
soloists, such as Vilde Frang, Mischa Maisky, Fazil Say, Vladimir Ashkenazy and many more.


The young clarinetist, born in 1995, started his musical studies at the age of 8. In 2007 he went
to the Academia de Música Valentim Moreira de Sá, in Guimarães, where he studied until 2013
with Vitor Matos. After that, Pires moved to Basel, where he studied with François Benda at the
Hochschule für Musik der Stadt Basel, finishing his Master Performance-Solist with the highest distinction
(6 point out of 6) in 2018.

Since 2016, he is a Henry Selmer Artist (Playing a Set of Recital
Clarinets) and Silverstein Works Artist (Playing on Cryo 4 Ligature). Sérgio Pires is a scholar of the
Mozartgesellschaft Dortmund (Germany).
www.sergio-pires.


KOSUKE AKIMOTO piano

Kosuke Akimoto was born in 1993 at Hyogo, Japan and graduated from Tokyo University of the Arts.
He is a member of the Aoi Trio, which won the first prize at the prestigious 67th ARD International
music competition in Munich, 2018.

In addition, he won the second prize at the International Rosario
Marciano piano competition in 2010, the Special prize at the International Paderewski piano competition
in 2016. Akimoto has performed in many cities around the world including Tokyo, Munich,
Bayreuth, Baden-Baden, Cologne, Vienna, Warsaw, Seoul, Singapore and more.

He has received
musical inspirations and guidance from Hiroko Ogata, Masahi Katayama, Akira Aoi, Hiroshi Arimori
and Dirk Mommertz. Since April 2019, he is based in Germany and Japan, and currently studies at
the University of Music and Performing Arts Munich.
www.kosukeakimoto.com

Press

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01.
Sonata for Clarinet and Piano in E flat Major, Op. 167 (1921): I Allegretto
04:16
02.
Sonata for Clarinet and Piano in E flat Major, Op. 167 (1921): II Allegro Animato
02:10
03.
Sonata for Clarinet and Piano in E flat Major, Op. 167 (1921): III Lento
03:34
04.
Sonata for Clarinet and Piano in E flat Major, Op. 167 (1921): IV Molto Allegro
05:10
05.
Première Rhapsody for Clarinet and Piano, L. 116 (1909/10)
08:11
06.
Sonatina for Clarinet and Piano (1920): I Moderé
02:45
07.
Sonatina for Clarinet and Piano (1920): II Lent et soutenu
02:19
08.
Sonatina for Clarinet and Piano (1920): III Vif et rythmique
01:11
09.
Sonatina for Clarinet and Piano, Op. 100 (1927): I Très rude
03:53
10.
Sonatina for Clarinet and Piano, Op. 100 (1927): II Lent
03:48
11.
Sonatina for Clarinet and Piano, Op. 100 (1927): III Très rude
02:40
12.
Sonata for Clarinet and Piano in B flat Major, FP 184 (1962): I Allegro tristamente
05:22
13.
Sonata for Clarinet and Piano in B flat Major, FP 184 (1962): II Romanza
04:50
14.
Sonata for Clarinet and Piano in B flat Major, FP 184 (1962): III Allegro con fuoco
03:14
15.
Tema con Variazioni for Clarinet and Piano (1998): Tema
00:44
16.
Tema con Variazioni for Clarinet and Piano (1998): Variation I
01:05
17.
Tema con Variazioni for Clarinet and Piano (1998): Variation II
00:58
18.
Tema con Variazioni for Clarinet and Piano (1998): Variation III
00:45
19.
Tema con Variazioni for Clarinet and Piano (1998): Variation IV
01:17
20.
Tema con Variazioni for Clarinet and Piano (1998): Variation V
02:46
21.
Tema con Variazioni for Clarinet and Piano (1998): Variation VI
00:55
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