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GODARD, Benjamin (1852-1931)

PIANO WORKS • 1

PIANO SONATA NO. 2, OP. 94 • ’SONATE FANTASTIQUE’, OP. 63 • PROMENADE EN MER, OP. 86 • SUR LA MER, OP. 44 • AU MATIN, OP. 83 • CONTE DE FÉE, OP. 62


  • Eliane Reyes, piano

Benjamin Godard was regarded as one of the most promising French composers of the second half of the nineteenth century but, as he stood firm against the ‘Wagner fever’ of his contemporaries, his music fell out of favour after his untimely death. Most of his piano works are delightful character pieces or miniatures but his two powerful piano sonatas make him one of the very few French composers to have experimented with this form.

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Tracklist

 
Piano Sonata No. 2, Op. 94 () (00:24:18 )
1
I. Allegro con moto ma non troppo (00:10:01)
2
II. Quasi adagio, molto tranquillo (00:08:15)
3
III. Scherzo-Final: Allegro non troppo (00:07:16)
 
Sonate Fantastique, Op. 63 () (00:24:39 )
4
I. Les Genies de la Foret: Allegro vivace (00:10:16)
5
II. Les Farfadets: Scherzo, vivace ma non troppo (00:03:26)
6
III. La Fee d'Amour: Quasi adagio (00:06:25)
7
IV. Les Esprits de la Mer: Allegro vivace (00:04:42)
8
Promenade en Mer, Op. 86 () * (00:03:28)
9
Sur la Mer, Op. 44 () * (00:04:13)
10
Au Matin, Op. 83 (1887) * (00:05:30)
11
Conte de Fee, Op. 62 () * (00:06:08)
* World Première Recording
Total Time: 01:09:40

The Artist

Belgian pianist Eliane Reyes is a laureate of the Cziffra Competition at Senlis and has studied at the Brussels Conservatoire Royal, Berlin Hochschule des Künste, Salzburg Mozarteum and the Paris Conservatoire National Supérieur. She has an active international concert career. Her recordings have been previously nominated for the International Classical Music Awards, including her recording of piano works by Nicolas Bacri [Naxos 8.572530]. She is professor of piano at the Brussels Conservatoire Royal de Musique.

www.eliane-reyes.com


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