Solo album Héloïse Gaillard


A baroque flute recital by Héloïse Gaillard.
The 12 Georg Philipp Telemann's fantasies do not have a precise date of composition.
It is certainly no coincidence that Telemann chose this term so evocative of fantasy that calls for a creation without formal constraints.
They are here played on four different flutes, la flûte sopranino, the soprano flute, the alto flute and the tenor flute, in order to characterize and translate by the sonic and technical qualities of these instruments the whole range of emotions suggested by Telemann.
Thus to the joy and virtuosity of the 11th Fantasy, interpreted with the brilliant tones of the flautino, responds to the sweetness and lyricism of the 6th, which the suave timbre of the tenor flute makes sensitive..
The diversity of tone of these Fantasias and the architectural form specific to each of them allow us to tell ourselves stories that are always renewed by inviting the imagination to unfold, what favors a wanted ornamentation here abundant, well in the spirit of the ornate versions of the slow movements of his methodical sonatas.


CHOC Classical


Classic Radio | 10/12/2013 Pascal Gresset

"Héloïse Gaillard translates the sound qualities of four recorders and deploys the full range of emotions suggested by Telemann's" Fantaisies ". We owe Telemann several series of Fantasies. The popularity of the Twelve Fantasies TWV 40:2-13, for violin on the manuscript but written for the transverse flute, was resounding. Nearly fifty performers engraved them in their entirety, mostly at the ferry, then on the recorder, the rest extending from the oboe (masterful Heinz Holliger and resplendent François Leleux) brass. In 1971, Maxence Larrieu proposed the first both the complete and a reference. The debate between interpretation on modern or old flute was open. Jean-Pierre Rampal and Patrick Gallois on one side, Barthold Kuijken and Rachel Brown on the other, supported it with also reference versions.
Following Frans Brüggen, several tried their hand at the recorder, with biases that are sometimes very questionable ... until this version of Heloise Gaillard, which stands out among the best of all. Understanding different styles and characters, abundant, is communicative. Supported by a true culture of sound, the invention develops as desired without ever straying from good taste, served by a sense of choreography, rhetoric, figurations and different representations seeking to seize” soul movements ” dear to Quantz, If the initial Alla francese reassures us about the mastery of style, the entire program wins our membership : the ornamentation or the bouncing Allegro of Fantasy no. 3, the warm color and diversity of the number 12, the magnificent chromaticisms and flows of n ° 8 or its communicative Spirituoso, the almost lyrical expression of Allegro giusto from No. 10, etc. At the same time, a radically different version of Fantaisies by Dorothée Oberlinger appears. (German Harmonia Mundi), most, although the comparison is interesting, she is not in a position to dethrone this one. "

October release 2013
Label AgOgique
Distribution PIAS


Heloïse Gaillard, recorders

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