Hommages Musicaux
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Two collections of compositions honoring the memories of Debussy and Fauré.

Ever since 16th century France the term tombeau (French for "tomb" or "tombstone") has denoted a set of poetic or musical compositions honoring the memory of a person, whether eminent or ordinary, real or imaginary. While the authorships of literary tombeaux were quite often collective, music tombeaux were usually created by individual composers and performers (i.e. Ravel's Tombeau de Couperin). It is no surprise that the death of the profoundly influential Claude Debussy (1862-1918) prompted Revue Musicale, a foremost music publication in Paris, to commission pieces from some leading European composers and performers, for a collection of works eulogizing the great composer. Each one of these musicians contributed to Tombeau in a unique and innately personal way, most of the works later becoming known as both individual pieces and parts of larger compositions). Encouraged by the success of Tombeau de Claude Debussy, Revue Musicale came up with another collection honoring the preeminent French composer and pedagogue Gabriel Faure (1845-1924). Composed by seven of Faure's best-known pupils (all French except for the Rumanian Enesco), the suite was completed and published by 1922, while the composer was still alive.
Contents:
Paul Dukas, composer
Tombeau de Claude Debussy: La plainte, au loin, du faune
Andrey Kasparov, piano

Albert Roussel, composer
Tombeau de Claude Debussy: L'Accueil des Muses
Andrey Kasparov, piano

Gian Francesco Malipiero, composer
Tombeau de Claude Debussy: A Claudio Debussy
Andrey Kasparov, piano

Eugene Goossens, composer
Tombeau de Claude Debussy: Hommage à Debussy
Andrey Kasparov, piano

Béla Bartok, composer
Tombeau de Claude Debussy: Improvisation on a Hungarian Peasant Song
Andrey Kasparov, piano

Florent Schmitt, composer
Tombeau de Claude Debussy: Et Pan, au fond des blés lunaires, s'accouda
Andrey Kasparov, piano

Igor Stravinsky, composer
Tombeau de Claude Debussy: Fragment des Symphonies pour instruments à vent à la mémoire de C.A. Debussy
Andrey Kasparov, piano

Maurice Ravel, composer
Tombeau de Claude Debussy: Duo pour Violine et Violoncelle
Desiree Ruhstrat, violin, David Cunliffe, cello

Manuel de Falla, composer
Tombeau de Claude Debussy: Homenaja
Timothy Olbrych, guitar

Erik Satie, composer
Tombeau de Claude Debussy: Que me font ses vallon
Lisa Coston, mezzo-soprano, Andrey Kasparov, piano

Maurice Ravel, composer
Hommage à Gabriel Fauré: Seven Pieces on the Name of Fauré: Berceuse sur le nom de Gabriel Fauré
Pavel Ilyashov, violin

George Enescu, composer
Hommage à Gabriel Fauré: Seven Pieces on the Name of Fauré
Oksana Lutsyshyn, piano

Louis Aubert, composer
Hommage à Gabriel Fauré: Seven Pieces on the Name of Fauré
Oksana Lutsyshyn, piano

Florent Schmitt, composer
Hommage à Gabriel Fauré: Seven Pieces on the Name of Fauré
Oksana Lutsyshyn, piano

Charles Koechlin, composer
Hommage à Gabriel Fauré: Seven Pieces on the Name of Fauré
Oksana Lutsyshyn, Andrey Kasparov, piano four hands

Paul Ladmirault, composer
Hommage à Gabriel Fauré: Seven Pieces on the Name of Fauré
Oksana Lutsyshyn, piano

Jean Roger-Ducasse, composer
Hommage à Gabriel Fauré: Seven Pieces on the Name of Fauré
Oksana Lutsyshyn, Andrey Kasparov, piano four hands

Review:
"Hats off to the Kasparov-Lutsyshyn piano duo team for bringing these fascinating pieces to us in their original forms. ...the pianism displayed by this couple, both as soloists and collaborators makes this release well worth searching out." (American Record Guide)