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Libellules, Op 24


Libellules are dragonflies, and Chaminade’s relatively early portrayal of them is one of the deft little genre pieces for which she had exactly the right touch: a miniature toccata almost entirely spun out of trills and tremulous, fluttering, buzzing semiquaver figurations.

from notes by Calum MacDonald © 1994

Les Libellules, œuvre composée assez tôt dans la carrière de Chaminade, constitue une de ces adroites petites pièces de genre dans lesquelles elle excellait: une toccata miniature presque entièrement tissée de trilles et de figurations de double-croches virevoltantes, frissonnantes et bourdonnantes.

extrait des notes rédigées par Calum MacDonald © 1994
Français: Alain Midoux

Libellules bedeutet Libellen, und Cécile Chaminades relativ frühes Porträt der Spezies ist eines jener gewandten kleinen Genrestücke, für die sie solch eine sichere Hand hatte: eine Miniaturtokkata, nahezu ausschließlich aus Trillern und tremolierenden, flatternden, summenden Sechzehntelfigurationen aufgebaut.

aus dem Begleittext von Calum MacDonald © 1994
Deutsch: Anne Steeb/Bernd Müller


Chaminade: Piano Music, Vol. 2

Track-specific metadata for CDH55198 track 15

Recording date
4 November 1993
Recording venue
All Saints' Church, East Finchley, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Arthur Johnson
Recording engineer
Tony Faulkner
Hyperion usage
  1. Chaminade: Piano Music, Vol. 3 (CDA66706)
    Disc 1 Track 15
    Release date: May 1994
    Deletion date: June 2005
    Superseded by CDH55198
  2. Chaminade: Piano Music, Vol. 2 (CDH55198)
    Disc 1 Track 15
    Release date: January 2006
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