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Donald Macleod introduces a work by Koechlin for the eerie, electronic sound of the ondes martenot, and discusses his otherworldly personality.

It's fitting that such a fiercely independent, free-thinking musical mind should compose for one of the strangest instruments of the 20th century - the early electronic instrument, the Ondes Martenot. Donald Macleod introduces Koechlin's "Towards The Sun" for solo Ondes - a work that both showcases the instrument's eerie, ethereal sound, and seems to capture the composer's own otherworldly temperament. He ends the week with two attractive late chamber works, plus the composer's last significant work for orchestra, "The Burning Bush".

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Fri 1 Dec 2017 12:00

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Music Played

  • Charles Koechlin

    Vers Le Soleil: Sept Monodies for Ondes Martenot

    Performer: Christine Simonin.
    • ACCORD 201232.
    • 18.
  • Charles Koechlin

    Vers Le Soleil - Towards the Sun, Op.174

    Performer: Christine Simonin.

    Performer: Christine SIMONIN - Ondes Martenot

    • ACCORD 201232.
    • 20.
  • Charles Koechlin

    Sonatina for oboe d'amore and chamber ensemble

    Performer: Lajos Lences.

    Performer: Lajos Lences - Oboe Performer: Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra

    • AUDITE 974127.
    • 2.
  • Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra & Heinz Holliger

    Le Buisson Ardent (The Burning Bush, symphonic poem after an episode in Romain Rolland's J

    Performer: South German Radio Symphony Orchestra Performer:Heinz Holliger - Conductor

    • AUDITE 974127.
    • 10.
  • Charles Koechlin

    Quintet no 2

    Ensemble: Montreal Chamber Players.
    • ATMA: ACD22356.
    • ATMA.
    • 11.
  • Montreal Chamber Players

    Quintet no.2, for flute, violin, viola, cello and harp, Op.

    Performer: Montreal Chamber Players

    • ATMA ACD22356.
    • 11.
  • Charles Koechlin

    L Album De Lilian [excerpts]

    Singer: Kathrin Graf.
    • ACCORD.
  • Christine Simonin & Daniel Cholette

    L Album De Lilian, Op.149, no.6

    Performer: Christine SIMONIN - Ondes Martenot Performer:Danielle CHOLETTE - Piano

    • ACCORD 201232.
    • 15.

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