Charles Koechlin

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Charles Louis Eugène Koechlin (French: [ʃaʁl lwi øʒɛn keklɛ̃]; 27 November 1867 – 31 December 1950) was a French composer, teacher and writer on music. He was a political radical all his life and a passionate enthusiast for such diverse things as medieval music, The Jungle Book of Rudyard Kipling, Johann Sebastian Bach, film stars (especially Lilian Harvey and Ginger Rogers), traveling, stereoscopic photography and socialism. He once said: "The artist needs an ivory tower, not as an escape from the world, but as a place where he can view the world and be himself. This tower is for the artist like a lighthouse shining out across the world."

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1994 The Jungle Book (Radio-Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, feat. conductor: David Zinman) Charles Koechlin 1
1999 Music for Oboe, Oboe d'Amore, Cor Anglais and Piano Schumann, Daelli, Nielsen, Cossart, Yvon, Koechlin; Albrecht Mayer, Markus Becker 1
2003 Les Heures Persanes, Op. 65 (Kathryn Stott) Charles Koechlin 1
2012 Le temps retrouvé Claude Debussy, Gabriel Fauré, Philippe Gaubert, George Enescu, Charles Koechlin; Toon Fret, Veronika Iltchenko 2
Le buisson ardent... (Leif Segerstam) Charles Koechlin 1
Quintettes Charles Koechlin 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1991 Koechlin: Les Bandar-Log / Boulez: Le Soleil des Eaux / Messiaen: Chronochromie / Et expecto resurectionem mortuorum Charles Koechlin, Pierre Boulez, Olivier Messiaen 1

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