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Franck: String Quartet, Etc / Rogé, Ysa˙e Quartet

Release Date: 04/10/2007 
Label:  Ysa˙e   Catalog #: 3   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  César Franck
Performer:  Pascal Rogé
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ysa˙e String Quartet membersYsa˙e String Quartet
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

César Franck enjoys greater name recognition than do any of the other four composers listed below, his Violin Sonata, which enjoys a lovely outing, being particularly popular. His lengthy and some would say discursive String Quartet, however, does not receive nearly as much attention; and until I heard this new recording of it, I could understand why. It’s not an easy piece to get into, but the Ysaÿe Quartet bring to it a clarity of vision and an opulence of sound that revealed for the first time, to me at least, the incandescent beauty of the score. Pascal Rogé joins the Ysaÿe for an equally sumptuous reading of Franck’s gorgeous Piano Quintet which, on the surface, is a more immediately appealing work than the Read more quartet.

-- Jerry Dubins, FANFARE [Want List 2007]
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Works on This Recording

Sonata for Violin and Piano in A major, M 8 by César Franck
Performer:  Pascal Rogé (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ysa˙e String Quartet members
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886; France 
Quartet for Strings in D major, M 9 by César Franck
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ysa˙e String Quartet
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1889; France 
Quintet for Piano and Strings in F minor, M 7 by César Franck
Performer:  Pascal Rogé (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ysa˙e String Quartet
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878-1879; France 

Sound Samples

String Quartet in D Major: I. Poco Lento
String Quartet in D Major: III. Larghetto
String Quartet in D Major: IV. Finale Allegro Molto
Quatuor ŕ cordes: Scherzo Vivace
Sonate for Piano and Violon in A Major: I. Allegro Ben Moderato
Sonate for Piano and Violon in A Major: II. Allegro
Sonate for Piano and Violon in A Major: III. Recitativo-Fantasia, Ben Moderato, Molto Lento, A Tempo Moderato
Sonate for Piano and Violon in A Major: IV. Allegretto Poco Mosso
Quintette for Piano and Strings: I. Molto Moderato Quasi Lento
Quintette for Piano and Strings: II. Lento Con Molto Sentimento
Quintette for Piano and Strings: III. Allegro Non Troppo Ma Con Fuoco

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