JEAN FRANÇAIX (1912-1997): Clarinet Concerto (Philippe Cuper [clarinet], Orchestre de Bretagne; Jean Françaix. rec. 1992), Thème et variations for Clarinet and Piano (Jean-Louis Sajot [clarinet], Jean Françaix [piano]. rec. 1996), Le Gay Paris for Trumpet and Wind Octet (Eric Aubier [trumpet], Octuor à Vent de Paris; Philippe Cuper), Divertimento for Flute and Piano (Vincent Lucas [flute], Laurent Wagschal [piano]), Sonatine for Trumpet and Piano (Aubier [trumpet], Pascal Gallet [piano]), 5 Danses exotiques for Saxophone and Piano (Nicolas Prost [sax], Wagschal [piano]), Divertimento for Bassoon and String Quintet (Lola Descours [bassoon], Octuor de France).
Catalogue Number: 04O063
Reference: INDE 045
Description: By now there is surely no need to keep describing the delights and pleasures of Françaix's music. There is so much of it (never too much of a good thing, right?) that almost any new release is likely to include something either rare or not previously on disc. So we leave it up to Françaix collectors to inspect the work-list above and merely note that the first two items are older recordings with the composer conducting and at the piano; everything else is brand-newly recorded.