Hahn: Le Bal De Beatrice D'este
This latest Timpani CD release to feature composer Reynaldo Hahn (1874-1947) is a disc of ensemble music, chamber orchestra even (Concerto provençal). If Le Bal de Béatrice d’Este has been honored on disc (in a recording conducted by the composer), the Concerto provençal is but a fleeting memory on account of some pretty rough 78s. So this now is in effect a major rediscovery! The Divertissement pour une fête de nuit is a world premiere recording. As for the Sérénade — for wind quartet — it also now receives its world premiere, played from its manuscript made available for this project.