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Flame / Masin, Bucher


Release Date: 11/17/2017 
Label:  Orchid Classics   Catalog #: 100075  
Composer:  Claude DebussyKarol SzymanowskiGabriel FauréOlivier Messiaen,   ... 
Performer:  Gwendolyn MasinSimon Bucher
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Internationally-acclaimed concert violinist Gwendolyn Masin is joined by the renowned Swiss pianist Simon Bucher – her long-term piano partner and friend – on this new album. Entitled Flame, the album examines the nature of fire, which can destroy whilst also giving comfort, warmth and light. Gwendolyn chose the title as several of these works were composed during desperate and difficult times, and yet the resulting music is a source of joy and inspiration. Gwendolyn Masin is one of today’s significant concert violinists. She is regarded as “a formidable talent that demands attention” (The Irish Times), “appearing to merge with her instrument and in so doing, enchanting her audience” (Thuner Tagblatt). She is celebrated for, “setting Read more first-rate standards in concert performance with her technically superior, refined, intensive and richly contrasting expression” (Der Bund). Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Sonata for Violin and Piano in G minor by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Gwendolyn Masin (Violin), Simon Bucher (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1916-1917; France 
2.
King Roger, Op. 46: Roxana's Song by Karol Szymanowski
Performer:  Gwendolyn Masin (Violin), Simon Bucher (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1918-1924; Poland 
3.
Songs (3) for voice & piano, Op. 7: Après un rêve by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Gwendolyn Masin (Violin), Simon Bucher (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1873-1878 
4.
Thème et Variations for Violin and Piano by Olivier Messiaen
Performer:  Gwendolyn Masin (Violin), Simon Bucher (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1932; France 
5.
Firebird: Berceuse by Igor Stravinsky
Performer:  Gwendolyn Masin (Violin), Simon Bucher (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1909-1910; Russia 
6.
Beau soir by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Gwendolyn Masin (Violin), Simon Bucher (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: circa 1880; France 
7.
Sonata for Violin and Piano in G major by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Gwendolyn Masin (Violin), Simon Bucher (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1923-1927; France 

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