1-4 Suite Florentine (arr. R. de Reede for flute and piano) (1919) 11’38
5 Introduction et Rondo for clarinet and piano, Op. 72 (1898) 07’51
6-9 Suite for flute and piano, Op. 34 (c.1877?/1884) 17’33
10-12 Trois Pièces (arr. A. Rey for oboe and piano) (1909)* 11’48
13 Suite for flute and piano, Op. 34 (c.1877?) – 4th movement: Final: Vivace (First version) 04’39
14 Sérénade for flute, violin, cello, harmonium and piano Op. 10 (1870)* 08’21

 *World Premiere Recording

Complete Works for Woodwind

Charles Widor’s musical life covered around 75 years of French cultural history. His organ symphonies helped to blow spectacular new life into an instrument that had become sorely neglected, and it was in salons such as that of the organ builder Cavaillé-Coll that his chamber music was first welcomed with enthusiasm. Widor went on to work with leading players of his day, composing audition showpieces such as the Introduction et Rondo, the recently rediscovered and popular Sérénade with its rich harmonium sonorities, and the Suite Op. 34 that far transcends the salon genre in its character and range.

Thies Roorda, flute (1-4, 6-9, 13, 14
Alessandro Soccorsi, Piano (1-14)
Olivier Patey, Clarinet 5
Alexei Ogrintchouk, Oboe 10-12
Bert Mooiman, Harmonium 14
Junko Naito, Violin 14
Benedikt Enzler, Cello 14

Naxos 8.573764 DDD
Playing Time 62:16
P & © 2017
Naxos Rights US. Inc.
Booklet notes in English
Made in Germany

Thies Roorda

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Photography: Annelies van der Vegt & Wout van den Berg

©April 2018

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