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Poulenc, Franck: Violin Sonatas; Et Al / Duo Esterhazy


Release Date: 09/30/2003 
Label:  Audite   Catalog #: 97488   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Francis PoulencManuel de FallaCésar FranckJules Massenet
Performer:  Svetlana FominaHannes Sonntag
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Duo Esterhazy
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 8 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Ever since its world premiere performance given by Eugène Ysaÿe and Léontine Bordes-Pène in December 1886, the only Violin Sonata of César Franck has been considered to be an almost unsurpassed masterpiece of its genre. Its compositional technique is just as admired as the passion of its expression. The Duo Esterhazy masters this with grand, symphonic sweep. The Sonata of Francis Poulenc has had a considerably more difficult time establishing itself, although it represents a worthy counterpart to the 55-year-older Franck Sonata in its artistic seriousness and tragic grandeur. Poulenc wrote it in memory of the Spanish poet García Lorca, who was murdered in 1936. This poet was himself a close friend and comrade-in-arms of Manuel de Falla. Read more Both championed a specifically Spanish artistic idiom, as is perfectly realised in de Falla's 1914 'Canciones populares Españolas,' performed here in an adaptation by the violinist Paul Kochanski as 'Suite populaire Espagnole.' Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Sonata for Violin and Piano by Francis Poulenc
Performer:  Svetlana Fomina (Violin), Hannes Sonntag (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Duo Esterhazy
Period: 20th Century 
Written: France 
Notes: Ver: revised, 1949
Composition written: France (1942 - 1943).
Composition revised: France (1949). 
2. Canciones populares españolas (7): no 1, El paño moruno by Manuel de Falla
Performer:  Svetlana Fomina (Violin), Hannes Sonntag (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Duo Esterhazy
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914-1915; Spain 
3. Sonata for Violin and Piano in A major, M 8 by César Franck
Performer:  Svetlana Fomina (Violin), Hannes Sonntag (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Duo Esterhazy
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886; France 
4. Thaïs: Meditation by Jules Massenet
Performer:  Svetlana Fomina (Violin), Hannes Sonntag (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Duo Esterhazy
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1894; France 
Notes: Arranged: Marsick 
5. Canciones populares españolas (7): no 5, Nana by Manuel de Falla
Performer:  Svetlana Fomina (Violin), Hannes Sonntag (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Duo Esterhazy
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914-1915; Spain 
6. Canciones populares españolas (7): no 6, Canción by Manuel de Falla
Performer:  Svetlana Fomina (Violin), Hannes Sonntag (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Duo Esterhazy
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914-1915; Spain 
7. Canciones populares españolas (7): no 7, Polo by Manuel de Falla
Performer:  Svetlana Fomina (Violin), Hannes Sonntag (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Duo Esterhazy
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914-1915; Spain 
8. Canciones populares españolas (7): no 3, Asturiana by Manuel de Falla
Performer:  Svetlana Fomina (Violin), Hannes Sonntag (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Duo Esterhazy
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914-1915; Spain 
9. Canciones populares españolas (7): no 4, Jota by Manuel de Falla
Performer:  Hannes Sonntag (Piano), Svetlana Fomina (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Duo Esterhazy
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914-1915; Spain 

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