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Image ‧ France

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Image ‧ France

France has inspired adoration and emulation in art and fashion ever since the Renaissance; be it in painting, literature, philosophy, or music, it has scaled to peaks previously unseen by human culture. For several hundred years, the French maintained tradition while aspiring to revolution, embracing their adventurous spirit of keen insight, bold action, romantic temperament, and fine taste. They produced innumerable works that spoke to their age and shaped for themselves a wide-reaching cultural identity.

Virtuoso violinist Olivier Charlier, a teacher at the highest institution of musical education in France—the Paris Conservatory, is intimately familiar with French music, history, and traditions and understands the deeper cultural significance they embody. Recently, in September 2019, Charlier collaborated with Baroque Camerata in a breathtaking musical dialogue in Taiwan’s southern city of Kaohsiung. From Lully to Rameau, from them to Fauré, and finally to Debussy and Ravel, 300 years of French music was transmitted to the audience of the present. Behind the work are a series of short rendezvouses and constant fine-tuning between the masters and the orchestra. From the expansive to the detailed, using the multiple modes of chamber orchestras, solo performances, and concertos, the collaboration produced a scintillatingly beautiful French tapestry—Image France.

This album, from start to finish, conveys the delicacy, emotion, and many faces and styles inherent in the French character; but that is not to say that the album is completely French—it combines what is singular about both Taiwanese and French musical styles, producing something singular in its own right. Notes compose poems, movements paint pictures, paeans rise in song—these are Image France.




Jean Baptiste Lully: Le triomphe de l’amour, Suite for Strings, I III VII IX XI XII
    I. Ouverture
    III. Borée
    VII. Air No.3
    IX. Entree des Quatre Vents
    XI. Air pour les Amours
    XII. Entree de Mars et des Amours

Jean Philippe Rameau: Concerto No.3 transcrit en sextuor
    I. La La Poplinière
    II. La Timide: 1er Rondeau, 2e Rondeau
    III. 1er Tambourin, 2e Tambourin en Rondeau

Joseph Maurice Ravel: Le Tombeau de Couperin (Rigaudon, Menuet)
    IV. Rigaudon
    V. Menuet

    Joseph Maurice Ravel: Pavane pour une Infante Défunte

    Gabriel Fauré: Élégie, Op. 24

Achille-Claude Debussy: La fille aux cheveux de lin

Amédée-Ernest Chausson: Concerto for Piano, Violin and String Quartet in D Major, Op.21, Mov.II, Sicilienne

Gabriel Fauré: extraits du Requiem (Introit et Kyrie、In Paradisum)
    I. Introit et Kyrie
    VII. In Paradisum


Bonus Track:

Achille-Claude Debussy: Beau Soir (Arr. J. Heifetz for Violin and Piano)

Joseph Maurice Ravel: 5 O' Clock Foxtrot for Piano and Violin, from "L' enfant et les sortilèges"



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