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Pièce, Op 39

'Chausson: Chamber Music' (CDA67028)
Chausson: Chamber Music
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Pièce, Op 39
For a long time the Opus 39 Pièce has been neglected, perhaps because of the simplicity of its title. It is a delicately worked, slow, contemplative elegy written with a refined sense of poetry, where the form is tinged with gentleness and the modulations are seamless. It dies away, morendo, like the sun setting on the horizon. Behind this apparent simplicity, however, Chausson subtly weaves the work into six sections, its broad rhythms and perfectly-judged sonorities intermingled with a craftsmanship that belies the art behind the art.

from notes by Jean Gallois © 1998
English: Celia Ballantyne

Track-specific metadata
Details for CDA67028 track 8
Recording date
28 September 1997
Recording venue
La Galerie des Franciscains, Saint-Nazaire, France
Recording producer
Arnout Probst
Recording engineer
Tom Peeters
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    Release date: April 1998
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