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Franck, Faure & Prokofiev: Sonatas / Bezaly, Ashkenazy


Release Date: 11/03/2017 
Label:  Bis   Catalog #: 2259  
Composer:  César FranckGabriel FauréSergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Sharon BezalyVladimir Ashkenazy
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The flautist Sharon Bezaly has, over the past 20 years, released some 40 albums on BIS, recordings which have contributed to the international recognition that she enjoys. Both on recordings and in concert she has done much to champion new repertoire – she has had no less than 20 concertos dedicated to her. On her new release, however, she turns to core repertoire, although not necessarily that of her own instrument. The two sonatas by Cesar Franck and Gabriel Faure were composed with the violin in mind, and even though Prokofiev's sonata was originally intended for the flute it is often heard in the composer's own version for violin and piano. But joined by the legendary pianist and conductor Vladimir Askenazy, Sharon Bezaly now claims Read more (and reclaims) the three works for her own instrument, in eloquent performances that make the best possible case for the flute. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Sonata for Violin and Piano in A major, M 8 by César Franck
Performer:  Sharon Bezaly (Flute), Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886; France 
2.
Sonata for Violin and Piano no 1 in A major, Op. 13 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Sharon Bezaly (Flute), Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1875-1876; France 
3.
Sonata for Flute and Piano in D major, Op. 94 by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Sharon Bezaly (Flute), Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1943; USSR 

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