Jean Françaix

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Jean René Désiré Françaix (French: [fʁɑ̃sɛ]; 23 May 1912 in Le Mans – 25 September 1997 in Paris) was a French neoclassical composer, pianist, and orchestrator, known for his prolific output and vibrant style.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1993 Werke für Violine und Klavier Auric, Françaix, Milhaud, Poulenc, Satie; Frank Peter Zimmermann, Alexander Lonquich 1
1996 Works for Clarinet and Piano Schumann, Debussy, Poulenc, Françaix; Sharon Kam, Itamar Golan 1
1999 Trios d'anches Auric, Ibert, Milhaud, Françaix, Tomasi, Schmitt; François Meyer, Paul Meyer, Gilbert Audin, Éric Le Sage 1
2004 Bassoon XX Jolivet, Gubaidulina, Villa-Lobos, Françaix, Stockhausen, Coltrane, Prokofiev, Stravinsky; Rino Vernizzi, New Music Studium, Antonio Plotino 1
2012 Le Gai Paris Jean Françaix 1
2013 Harpsichord Concertos Philip Glass, Jean Françaix, John Rutter; Christopher Lewis, John McMurtery, West Side Chamber Orchestra, Kevin Mallon 1
2013 Klavierkonzerte Debussy, Poulenc, Ravel, Françaix; Florian Uhlig, Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrücken Kaiserslautern, Pablo González 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1994 Complete Music for Cello and Piano Beethoven; Mstislav Rostropovich, Sviatoslav Richter, Maurice Gendron, Jean Françaix 2
2004 BBC Music, Volume 12, Number 11: Wind Quintets (Galliard Ensemble) Nielsen / Ligeti / Barber / Françaix 1

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