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French & Belgian Violin Sonatas / Arthur Grumiaux

Debussy / Faure / Franck / Grumiaux / Hajdu
Release Date: 10/23/2007 
Label:  Eloquence   Catalog #: 4428299  
Composer:  Gabriel FauréCésar FranckGuillaume LekeuEugčne Ysa˙e,   ... 
Performer:  Arthur GrumiauxPaul CrossleyGyorgy SebokDinorah Varsi,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Faure-lovers have long prayed for a CD reissue of the two sonatas from Grumiaux and Paul Crossley. And they won't be disappointed. The sound itself is pleasing-better, even, than I remember it on LP. And there is a radiance in the playing suggesting an unerring understanding of structure and style that somehow goes hand in hand with the joyous spontaneity of new discovery. The hyper-sensitive suppleness of Grumiaux's shading and phrasing is a particular delight, as is his awareness that just as much of the musical message comes from the piano-particularly in the Second Sonata. As for Crossley, not for nothing has he come to be recognized as one of this country's most dedicated Faure specialists. It would certainly be difficult to Read more over-praise the subtlety of the two artists' interplay in both works." - Gramophone . Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Sonata for Violin and Piano no 1 in A major, Op. 13 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Arthur Grumiaux (Violin), Paul Crossley (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1875-1876; France 
2.
Sonata for Violin and Piano no 2 in E minor, Op. 108 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Arthur Grumiaux (Violin), Paul Crossley (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1916-1917; France 
3.
Sonata for Violin and Piano in A major, M 8 by César Franck
Performer:  Arthur Grumiaux (Violin), Gyorgy Sebok (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886; France 
4.
Sonata for Violin and Piano in G major by Guillaume Lekeu
Performer:  Arthur Grumiaux (Violin), Dinorah Varsi (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1891; Belgium 
5.
Scčne au rouet, Op. 14 by Eugčne Ysa˙e
Performer:  Arthur Grumiaux (Violin), Dinorah Varsi (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Belgium 
6.
Ballade and Polonaise for Violin and Piano, Op. 38 by Henri Vieuxtemps
Performer:  Arthur Grumiaux (Violin), Dinorah Varsi (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
7.
Sonata for Violin and Piano in G minor by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Arthur Grumiaux (Violin), István Hajdu (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1916-1917; France 
8.
Sonata for Violin and Piano in G major by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Arthur Grumiaux (Violin), István Hajdu (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1923-1927; France 

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