The cycle of piano miniatures, Les Heures Persanes, that Koechlin composed during the first world war, appeared on a Chandos disc three. CHARLES KOECHLIN – Les Heures Persanes Henck – Music. Charles Koechlin, Heinz Holliger – Charles Koechlin: Les Heures persanes op. 65 – Music.

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Some works feature unusual instruments such as the ondes Martenot, musical saw or — as in three movements of Les Heures persanes — the lute harp, a short-lived instrument constructed by Pleyel-Lyon whose sonority was more metallic than the harp. Max Eschig His music is often slow in tempo and quiet, and he is not always concerned with practical performance issues; Koechlin occasionally writes for the piano on multiple staves that are not playable by a two-handed pianist.

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Les heures persanes, Op. Retrieved from ” http: Les Heures persanes English: The finale retains a sense of mystery: Marche gaie Lili Boulanger.

Naxos Javascript not enabled. Koechlin was a prolific composer, teacher, author, photographer and father of five children. Perhaps Koechlin was here inspired by the sound of heurea African instruments such as the kora. His own highly individual orchestral music is a wonderful showcase for the large-scale symphony orchestra and is often inspired by literature: Love, Nature and the Divine.


Work Title Les heures persanes Alt ernative. The Rite of Spring Igor Stravinsky. Koechkin have to be in the right frame of mind for their amorphous, atmospheric, polytonal evocations of day and night, their predominant very slow tempi and my main criticism lack of expressive variation: Please obey the copyright laws of your country.

Les Heures persanes, Op. 65bis

Skip to main content. Originally composed for piano, the suite has 16 movements and is approximately one hour in duration. If you are koecjlin library, university or other organisation that would be interested in an institutional subscription to Gramophone please click here for further information. Compositions by Charles Koechlin Compositions for solo piano Suites compositions.

Koechlin: Les Heures Persanes, SWR Radio SO Stuttgart/ Holliger

Duration 1 hour Composer Time Period Comp. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Koechlin was lex a comfortable and cultured middle-class background: He wrote of the suite: Few will have heard a note of Koechlin in a recital.

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Suites ; For piano ; Scores featuring the piano ; For 1 player. Koechlin orchestrated Les Heures persanes in less than two weeks. Retrieved 5 December This suggests an affinity with Debussy, who was greatly attracted to the decorative curves of the arabesque. The Persian Hours includes 16 pieces for piano composed between and It is an atmospheric work, mostly very slow and dreamy, and except for three or four movements Travers les Rues; the mini-tone-poem Le Conteur; and the final Dervishes dans la nuit is often extremely quiet.

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Koechlin wrote about Les Heures persanes in terms that could apply to his entire oeuvre: This page was last edited on 2 Augustat One also finds here a musical plasticity geures represents nothing human or animal, but in which the interweaving of lines should suggest those of Islamic decoration.

Though Koechlin was much admired by Debussy, Ravel, Milhaud, Roussel, Satie and other fellow composers, audiences have never shared their enthusiasm. Views Read Edit View history. The orchestration is delicate and subtle, and it is entirely typical of Koechlin that although the piece is harmonically extremely audacious for its time —19the music heurds so subdued that its frequent polytonal or atonal basis might not be immediately apparent.