dijous, 29 d’octubre de 2015

DELAVIGNE, Philibert (c.1700-1750) - Les Fleurs Op.4

Jan van Huijsum - A still life of poppies
Obra de Jan van Huysum (1682-1749), pintor holandès (1)




Parlem de Pintura...

Jan van Huysum (Àmsterdam, 15 d'abril de 1682 - Àmsterdam, 8 de febrer de 1749) va ser un pintor holandès, el més distingit pintor de flors del seu temps, juntament amb Rachel Ruysch. Va assolir la fama arreu d'Europa, sent àmpliament imitat. Els colors i fons clars que va emprar, tot i el caràcter obert de les seves intricades composicions, es van convertir en trets distintius de la pintura floral holandesa del segle XVIII. De manera ocasional va pintar temes no relacionats amb les flors, com és el cas d'un autoretrat que es conserva a l'Ashmolean Museum d'Oxford. El seu pare, Justus el Vell (1659-1716), va ser pintor de flors i paisatges. Jan va tenir tres germans que també van ser pintors: Justus el Jove (c.1684-1707), Michiel (c.1700-1759) i Jacob (c.1687-c.1740), el qual va treballar a Anglaterra i va imitar l'estil de Jan. Va morir a Àmsterdam el febrer de 1749.

Font: En català: No disponible En castellano: Jan van Huysum (1682-1749) In english: Jan van Huysum (1682-1749) - Altres: Jan van Huysum (1682-1749)



Parlem de Música...

Philibert Delavigne (c.1700 - 1750) va ser un compositor francès. Pocs són els detalls biogràfics de la seva vida amb l'excepció que va treballar a la cort de Lluís XV abans d'entrar, el 1730, al servei del Comte d'Ayen. Del seu repertori es preserven tres col·leccions de música de cambra, la majoria d'elles per a Musette de cour i Viola de Roda. Va morir el 1750 en una ciutat desconeguda.

OBRA:

Instrumental:

Op.1 (gedruckt 1731 in Paris): Sammlung von sechs Suiten.
Op.2: Sammlung von sechs Sonaten (1739/40 in Paris): "Sonates pour la Musette, Vielle, Flute a Bec, Traversiere, Hautbois etc. avec la Basse"
1. "La Baussan" (C Dur)
2. "La d'Agut" (C Moll)
3. "La Dubois" (C Dur)
4. "La Beaumont" (C Dur)
5. "La Persan" (G Dur)
6. "La Simianne" (G Dur)
Op.4: Sammlung von 24 Stücken "Les Fleurs, pièces pour les Musettes".

Font: En català: No disponible En castellano: No disponible In english: Philibert Delavigne (c.1700-1750) - Altres: Philibert Delavigne (c.1700-1750)



Parlem en veu pròpia o en veu d'altri...

No one knows much about Philibert Delavigne (c.1700-1750), though he wasn't a major composer by any means. He published a few suite collections, all apparently including parts for such picturesque, pastoral instruments as bagpipes (musette) and hurdy-gurdy (vielle). The most important and interesting of these collections is Les Fleurs Op.4, 24 duets, each named for a particular flower. The music is slight but very charming, and these performers make the most of it. They use just about every conceivable combination of musette, vielle, recorders, flute, and violins, and the result has maximal textural variety applied to some fetching melodies. The two suites from Delavigne's Op. 1 offer more of the same, and the performances are beyond cavil, save for some intonation problems that seem to be endemic to the musette, and some occasional, unobtrusive performance noises. Otherwise, if you enjoy collecting well-played Baroque marginalia, this fresh and lively collection is worth investigating. Excellent sonics too.

ARKIVMUSIC (source/font: aquí)

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The Hungaroton label has moved into the realm of early music increasingly often, and this time out it has produced a real gem, presenting music that will be unknown even to those who listen to a lot of music from the early eighteenth century. When was the last time you heard Baroque bagpipes? Better still, a Baroque hurdy-gurdy? Its noisy buzzing and clicking are wonderful things to hear in a context where sonic purity was prized. Both are here. Philibert Delavigne was a little-known composer to the French court and aristocracy, known for a few surviving compositions from the 1730s. They are pastoral in nature -- an idea familiar in bits and pieces from the Messiah on down, but you haven't heard Baroque pastoral music like this. All of it was written for a pair of musettes (French bagpipes), with alternative instruments such as the hurdy-gurdy, flute, violin, or recorder indicated. The album's centerpiece, one might say, is Les fleurs, a collection of 24 duets, each evoking a different flower. A note of caution: although English liner notes are included, the names of the flowers are given only in Hungarian and the original French. It's a matter of speculation what kind of flower un oreille d'ours, a bear's ear, might be. The aptly named Ensemble Berger Fortuné (The Lucky Shepherd Ensemble), actually a group of specialists with vast experience in unusual Baroque repertories, uses various instrumental combinations, trying, they say, to evoke the character of individual flowers. Two short suites round out the album, which is fun for all. Baroque specialists will find interest in the ways Delavigne tried to introduce common-practice harmony into music with a drone that precluded any modulation and pretty much any use of accidentals (all the music on the album is in C major) -- sometimes he lets dominant passages hang over the tonic harmony. Ordinary Baroque music fans will find a nice novelty item here. And the album might make good music for a wedding reception, or for any other event where there are a lot of flowers in the room.

ALLMUSIC (source/font: aquí)

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