Flemish Rhapsodies

Componist(en):Michel Brusselmans, Maurice Schoemaker, Marinus de Jong, Jean Absil, Albert Roussel, August de Boeck
Uitvoerder(s):BRTN Filharmonisch Orkest
Dirigent(en):Alexander Rahbari
Label(s):Talent Records
Label code:DOM 2911 87
Distributeur:Harmonia Mundi
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Deze cd is een rerelease van een Discover cd uit 1993


Brusselmans Michel: Vlaamse rapsodie
Schoenmaker Maurice: Vlaamse rapsodie
De Jong Marinus: Vlaamse rapsodie
Absil Jean: Rapsodie Flamande
Roussel Albert: Rapsodie Flamande
De Boeck August: Dahomeese rapsodie


To be honest, if I had read about this disk I might think it to be some kind of April fool. After all, a disk called Flemish Rhapsody containing five works with the same title might seem to be rather over–egging the pudding. But this is no jest, for here are six very enjoyable, and colourful, works from composers whose names, with, possibly, two exceptions, will be new to you. []
This is a most enjoyable collection of unknown pieces in very fine performances and is well worth investigating because the music is so delightful. The recorded sound is bright and clear and the notes in the booklet, are in Flemish, French, German and English. In general these are very optimistic pieces whose only desire is to entertain. You can’t ask for more than that from a piece of music.
(Bob Briggs, www.musicweb-international.com/classrev/2009/Apr09)