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Faure, Franck: Sonatas / Delmoni, Vas


Release Date: 02/20/1996 
Label:  John Marks Records   Catalog #: 8   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Gabriel FauréCésar Franck
Performer:  Arturo DelmoniMeg Bachman Vas
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 55 Mins. 

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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

This CD combines deeply-felt, personal readings of the violin-piano sonatas of Gabriel Fauré (No. 1) and César Franck. Delmoni is partnered with pianist Meg Bachman Vas, who is also heard on the best-selling Songs My Mother Taught Me (CD JMR 1). Newly remastered by Robert C. Ludwig from the original analog master tape, using dB Technologies’ 22-bit analog-to-digital converter and Apogee Electronics’ UV 22 Super CD Encoding, this CD delivers compelling performances in emotionally-involving, fatigue-free sound.

"The growing discography of Arturo Delmoni testifies to a musician who must possess an artistic soul of exceptional beauty. Each new issue reveals additional aspects of a winsome musical personality and
Read more verifies an impression of great warmth and geniality." -- Alan Heatherington, American Record Guide.

"These vibrant, sweeping performances combine polish with a forward drive that constantly engages the ear." -- David K. Nelson, Fanfare

"Delmoni's playing continually reveals imaginative nuance." -- Robert Hesson, Stereophile

"The original recording was made in 1982; the digital remastering preserves its warm analog ambience and captures the instruments with breathtaking intimacy. Arturo Delmoni plays throughout with a plush but sturdy tone and his technique only infrequently betrays his pure and noble expressive aims. If he doesn't project the marked violinistic individuality of a Heifetz, Milstein, Oistrakh, Francescatti, or Szigeti, he is the equal of a great many younger violinists who have garnered much more extensive reputations. This disc of French sonatas, in fact, achieves a remarkably high level that many better-known violinists could hardly aspire to surpass. Highly recommended." -- Robert Maxham
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Works on This Recording

1.
Sonata for Violin and Piano no 1 in A major, Op. 13 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Arturo Delmoni (Violin), Meg Bachman Vas (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1875-1876; France 
2.
Sonata for Violin and Piano in A major, M 8 by César Franck
Performer:  Arturo Delmoni (Violin), Meg Bachman Vas (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886; France 
3.
Après un rêve, Op. 7 no 1 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Arturo Delmoni (Violin), Meg Bachman Vas (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877; France 

Featured Sound Samples

Violin Sonata no 1 (Fauré): I. Allegro molto
Violin Sonata (Franck): I. Allegretto ben moderato

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 elegant playing July 3, 2014 By Charles K. (Dorchester Center, MA) See All My Reviews "The performance of Arturo Delmoni on this disc is very beautiful and satisfying. His playing is elegant." Report Abuse
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