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Aubade

composer
1883

 
Aubade comes to us straight from Spain—in the same way as Ravel’s later Alborado del gracioso—with its guitar-like pizzicatos, its outbursts and drum rolls, and a more lyrical, almost improvised middle section. The work seems to end sweetly, until we are surprised by the almost brutal final few bars. It was written in 1883.

from notes by Jean-Paul Sévilla © 2006
English: Roland Smithers

Aubade nous vient tout droit d’Espagne—comme plus tard l’Alborada del gracioso de Ravel—avec ses pizzicatos de guitare, ses élans, ses coups de tambourin, et sa partie médiane, plus lyrique, presque une improvisation. L’œuvre semblerait se terminer en douceur, mais ce sera la surprise des dernières mesures presque brutales qui la clôtureront. Celle-ci fut écrite en 1883.

extrait des notes rédigées par Jean-Paul Sévilla © 2006

Aubade kommt—auf ähnliche Art und Weise wie Ravels späteres Alborado del gracioso—mit seinen an Gitarrenklänge erinnernden pizzicati, seinen Gefühlsausbrüchen, Trommelwirbeln sowie einem lyrischeren, fast improvisiert wirkenden Mittelteil, auf direktem Wege aus Spanien zu uns. Allem Anschein nach endet das Werk voller Lieblichkeit, bis die letzten paar fast brutalen Takte überraschend hereinbrechen. Aubade entstand 1883.

aus dem Begleittext von Jean-Paul Sévilla © 2006
Deutsch: Bettina Reinke-Welsh

Recordings

Chabrier: Piano Music
CDA67515
Chabrier: Piano Music
This album is not yet available for downloadSACDA67515Super-Audio CD — Deleted

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Track 13 on CDA67515 [4'45]
Track 13 on SACDA67515 [4'45] Super-Audio CD — Deleted

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