French Music Before And After The Great War

Symphony in C minor by Fernand Halphen - Piano Concerto for the Left Hand by Maurice Ravel

 

3rd CD IN THE “CLASSICAL MUSIC” COLLECTION

The First World War was a period of deep turmoil in Europe, in which the art of musical creation was not forgotten. Performed by the Orchestra of the Campus of Orsay, under the direction of Martin Barral, and the pianist Olivier Herbay, the works collected in this disc illustrate this statement : Fernand Halphen’s (1872-1917) symphony in C minor- written in 1896-1897 but never recorded until today – still belongs to the XIXth century, in terms of classicism of language as well as its expressive research, where as Maurice Ravel’s (1875-1937) piano Concerto for the Left Hand, firmly turned towards modernity, is the result of a composer in full maturity, eleven years after the ending of the conflict.
Gathering the works of these composers, whithout taking account of their notoriety, allows us to better appreciate the stylistic diversity of French musical production before and after the war of 1914.

CD produced with the support of the Fondation pour la Mémoire de la Shoah and the Fondation du Judaïsme Français.

Buy the CD on the IEJM’s online shop

Information/ordering/Press by phone (+33 1) 45 82 20 52 or contact@iemj.org

Video of Ravel’s Concerto for the Left Hand with Olivier Herbay, conducted by Martin Barral, below

Documents joints

Share:
0:00
0:00

You may also like

Yerushalayim shel zahav (Jerusalem of Gold)

This playlist features 12 versions of Naomi Shemer's famous song, Jerusalem of Gold (ירושלים של זהב - Yerushalayim shel zahav),…

Shemer, Naomi (1930 – 2004)

Considered a leading Israeli singer-songwriter and poet, Naomi Shemer was born on July 13, 1930 in Kvutzat Kinneret, a kibbutz…

Release of 4 new choral and instrumental scores by Itai Daniel

Itaï Daniel's compositions are deeply inspired by Judaism and its music. Discover four new scores by this composer: a medley…

THE PASSOVER SEDER IN THE  MOROCCAN RITE

In this article, we present the main songs and prayers of the Passover Seder evening, in the Moroccan rite