Le Chant de la Mer
No. 2. Claire de lune au large
From SAMAZEUILH, G.: Piano Works (Complete) (Chauzu) (2015)
Released by Grand Piano
Samazeuilh: Le Chant de la Mer – No. 2. Claire de lune au large
A pupil of Dukas and a lifelong friend of Ravel, the composer, pianist and critic Gustave Samazeuilh was a central figure in Parisian musical life over many decades. His skill as a pianist can be heard in the majestic colours and intense virtuosity of Le Chant de la mer (The song of the sea). From the Classical discipline of the Suite en sol (Suite in G) to the later Nocturne (the composer’s transcription of his symphonic poem Nuit), and Quatre Esquisses (Four Sketches), Samazeuilh’s voice emerges as one of remarkable originality and superb musical realisation.