Among Francis Cabrel's many recordings since 1977, Hors-Saison (Out Season) remains his classic. Paced easily and intently on groove figures and melodic folk and rock songs, in 1999, Cabrel arrived at the epitome of his art. Using the same quartet that recorded Sabarcane with Manu Katchie on drums and percussion, bassist Bernard Paganotti, Gerard Bikialo on Hammond organ and Wurlitzer, with Denys Lable on acoustic guitar and the percussion stylings of Denis Benarrosh, Cabrel has created an immediate, spare, direct emotional statement of melancholy and simplicity.
Cette compilation de Francis Cabrel intitulée L'Essentiel 1977-2017 rassemble les meilleures chansons qui sont parues entre 1977 et 2017. Elle est sortie afin de célébrer les 40 ans de carrière de Francis Cabrel, vingt ans après la précédente compilation Cabrel 77-87, dix ans après L'Essentiel 1977-2007, dont les deux cds sont d'ailleurs repris.
A 90 ans, Marcel Amont, l’une des dernières légendes du music-hall, signe un retour discographique aussi inattendu que réussi, en compagnie des plus grands noms de la chanson française : Charles Aznavour, Francis Cabrel, Alain Souchon, Maxime Le Forestier, François Morel, Aldebert …
The two oboe quintets on this disc are billed as world première recordings. They were published in 1812 but both were written considerably earlier and initially appeared as flute quintets. In those days, the reputation of the Moravian composer and violinist František Kramář (aka, in Germanised form, as Franz Krommer) vied with Haydn, particularly as a composer of string quartets, of which he wrote about eighty. He also wrote symphonies of which thirteen have survived. Having moved around central Europe quite frequently, Krommer eventually made it as a court composer in Vienna.