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Debussy, Franck: Violin Sonatas; Chausson: Poème / Chung


Release Date: 03/10/1998 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 460006   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Ernest ChaussonClaude DebussyCésar Franck
Performer:  Kyung-Wha ChungRadu Lupu
Conductor:  Charles Dutoit
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Length:  1 Hours 57 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Chung and Lupu collaborate on one of the most musical accounts of the Franck sonata in the catalog – one that restores to the work its Gallic elegance, a quality that rarely survives the passion of most performances. Their reading is intimately expressive, almost fragile, and in Chung’s playing the dreaminess of the score is beautifully evoked. With his brilliant technique and sparing use of the pedal, Lupu manages an extraordinary revelation of detail in the piano part, transforming what usually sounds like a furnace going full blast – lots of heat and noise, but not something you would want to get too close to – into a source of poetry. The recording, made in 1977, is warm and approachable, like the performance. At mid-price, and Read more generously filled out (with Debussy’s Sonatas for Violin and Piano and for Flute, Viola, and Harp, and Ravel’s Introduction and Allegro) this is as basic as a disc can get. – Ted Libbey, author of The NPR Guide to Building a Classical CD Collection. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Poème for Violin and Orchestra in E flat major, Op. 25 by Ernest Chausson
Performer:  Kyung-Wha Chung (Violin)
Conductor:  Charles Dutoit
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; France 
Date of Recording: 1977 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, Londo 
2.
Sonata for Violin and Piano in G minor by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Kyung-Wha Chung (Violin), Radu Lupu (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1916-1917; France 
Date of Recording: 1977 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, Londo 
3.
Sonata for Violin and Piano in A major, M 8 by César Franck
Performer:  Kyung-Wha Chung (Violin), Radu Lupu (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886; France 
Date of Recording: 1977 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, Londo 

Sound Samples

Sonata for Violin and Piano in A: 1. Allegretto ben moderato
Sonata for Violin and Piano in A: 2. Allegro- Quasi lento- Tempo 1 (Allegro)
Sonata for Violin and Piano in A: 3. Recitativo - Fantasia (Ben moderato - Largamente - Molto vivace)
Sonata for Violin and Piano in A: 4. Allegretto poco mosso
Sonata for Violin and Piano in G minor, L.140: 1. Allegro vivo
Sonata for Violin and Piano in G minor, L.140: 2. Intermède (Fantasque et léger)
Sonata for Violin and Piano in G minor, L.140: 3. Finale (Très animé)
Poème, Op.25

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