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Reve d'un enfant / Rosa, Powell


Release Date: 03/11/2016 
Label:  Champs Hill Records   Catalog #: 123   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  César FranckMaurice RavelEugčne Ysa˙e
Performer:  Sophie RosaBenjamin Powell
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

In her debut album with Champs Hill Records, violinist Sophie Rosa chooses works by Cesar Franck, Maurice Ravel, and Eugene Ysaye. She speaks of the works of these composers saying they have "always been incredibly alluring to me. There is something about the sound, world, color, and atmostphere of this music that I find so fascinating." Franck’s Violin Sonata, which was composed in 1886, was written as a wedding present for fellow composer Eugene Ysaye, whose work is also featured on this album. He performed the work for his wedding guests the day that it was presented to him. Along with Ravel’s Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 2 and his Piece en Forme de Habanera, Eugene Ysaye’s Reve D’enfant Read more closes out the program. The piece was written during a time when Ysaye was touring and performing and was longing for his young son. Sophie Rosa is one of Great Britain’s most exciting violinists. She has performed across the UK and internationally from a very young age. She plays on a 1795 Joseph Gagliano violin made available through the Stradivari Trust.

Review:

The young British prodigy Sophie Rosa, ably supported by pianist Benjamin Powell, interprets this repertoire with authority and yet the overwhelming impression is one of adventurous disposition mingled with a depth of emotion that conveys real exuberance. A wonderfully attractive recital, excellently recorded and presented.

– Music and Vision Magazine (Gerald Fenech) Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Sonata for Violin and Piano in A major, M 8 by César Franck
Performer:  Sophie Rosa (Violin), Benjamin Powell (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886; France 
2.
Andantino quietoso for Violin and Piano, M 5/Op. 6 by César Franck
Performer:  Sophie Rosa (Violin), Benjamin Powell (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1843; France 
3.
Sonata for Violin and Piano in G major by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Sophie Rosa (Violin), Benjamin Powell (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1923-1927; France 
4.
Pičce en forme de Habańera by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Sophie Rosa (Violin), Benjamin Powell (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1907; France 
5.
Ręve d'enfant, Op. 14 by Eugčne Ysa˙e
Performer:  Sophie Rosa (Violin), Benjamin Powell (Piano)
Written: c1902 

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