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Franck, Debussy, Ravel: Violin Sonatas / Pike, Roscoe

Franck / Debussy / Ravel / Pike / Roscoe
Release Date: 04/26/2011 
Label:  Chandos   Catalog #: 10667   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Claude DebussyCésar FranckMaurice Ravel
Performer:  Jennifer PikeMartin Roscoe
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Pike's playing is muscular, her intonation immaculate. She discovers the right mix of fantasy and nostalgia in Debussy's late Sonata. This is a most impressive debut recital disc, presenting a fully fledged artist who has much to communicate through her expressive playing.

– International Record Review

Pike finds much to relish in the three sonatas, not only in her beautiful singing tone, but also in moments of hushed mystery. Debussy's multiple gear-changes, Ravel's jazz-inflected musings and Franck's intense emotions are negotiated with ease.

– BBC Music Magazine
Pike's playing is muscular, her intonation immaculate. She discovers the right mix of fantasy and nostalgia in Debussy's late Sonata. This is a most impressive debut recital disc, presenting a fully fledged artist who has much to communicate through her expressive playing.

– International Record Review

Pike finds much to relish in the three sonatas, not only in her beautiful singing tone, but also in moments of hushed mystery. Debussy's multiple gear-changes, Ravel's jazz-inflected musings and Franck's intense emotions are negotiated with ease.

– BBC Music Magazine Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Sonata for Violin and Piano in G minor by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Jennifer Pike (Violin), Martin Roscoe (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1916-1917; France 
2.
Sonata for Violin and Piano in A major, M 8 by César Franck
Performer:  Jennifer Pike (Violin), Martin Roscoe (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886; France 
3.
Sonata for Violin and Piano in G major by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Jennifer Pike (Violin), Martin Roscoe (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1923-1927; France 

Sound Samples

Violin Sonata in G minor: I. Allegro vivo
Violin Sonata in G minor: II. Intermede: Fantastique et leger
Violin Sonata in G minor: III. Finale: Tres anime
Violin Sonata in G major: I. Allegretto - Andante - Rallentando
Violin Sonata in G major: II. Blues: Moderato
Violin Sonata in G major: III. Perpetuum mobile: Allegretto
Violin Sonata in A major, M. 8: I. Allegretto ben moderato
Violin Sonata in A major, M. 8: II. Allegro - Quasi lento - Allegro - Poco piu lento
Violin Sonata in A major, M. 8: III. Recitativo - Fantasia : Ben moderato - Molto lento - Ben moderato - - - Moderato - Molto lento e mesto
Violin Sonata in A major, M. 8: IV. Allegretto poco mosso

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