L'heure du berger : Work information

Composers
Jean Françaix ( Music, Images,)
Performed by
Alan R Kay (Clarinet), Christopher Komer (Horn), Michael Finn (Bassoon), James Winn (Piano), Susan Rotholz (Flute), Matt Dine (Oboe), Hexagon

This work

Work name
L'heure du berger
Work number
n/a
Key
n/a
Genre
A
Composed
1972-01-01 02:00:00

This recording

Label
Bridge
Producer
Max Wilcox
Engineer
Max Wilcox
Recording date
1996-01-01 01:00:00

The Composers

Jean Françaix

The son of two noted Le Mans musicians, Jean Françaix studied at the Paris Conservatoire under Nadia Boulanger.  His Concertino (1932) is redolent of the music of Les Six - urbane, exuberant and to the point, it set the tone for much of the rest of Françaix's work.  After a string of witty chamber works, he produced the oratorio L'apocalypse de St Jean (1939), a work whose apposite gravitas is perhaps lightened by an orchestration of hell utilising accordions and mandolins.  A brilliant piano virtuoso, he toured frequently, performing on occasion with his daughter Claude.

Related composers: Francis Poulenc, Darius Milhaud, Igor Stravinsky

Track listing

  • Les petits nerveux 3:19 min