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Franck, Poulenc & Strohl: Cello Sonatas / Moreau, Kadouch


Release Date: 01/19/2018 
Label:  Erato   Catalog #: 566346  
Composer:  Rita StrohlFrancis PoulencCésar FranckFernand de La Tombelle
Performer:  Edgar MoreauDavid Kadouch
Number of Discs: 2 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews



Cellist Edgar Moreau and pianist David Kadouch have some pleasurable surprises in store with this programme of French sonatas from the late 19th and 20th centuries. The composers are Franck, Poulenc and two little-known figures, Rita Strohl and Fernand de La Tombelle. Forming an adjunct to the programme is the world premiere recording of a piece by Poulenc, titled Souvenirs and written in 1944. As the French magazine Téléramahas wrote: 'Both known as outstanding soloists, David Kadouch and Edgar Moreau also form a close-knit, well-balanced chamber duo, playing with passion and commitment.'

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REVIEW:

There's a
Read more nice feel of continuity and development to this celebration of the 19th-century French cello school from the young French cellist. It's a fantastic program, too. Strohl's Titus et Berenice sonata is a cracker with its 35-minute, four movement dramatic depiction of the ancient Roman tale. De la Tombelle's gentle Andante espressivo is as exquisite as it is brief, as is the disc's premiere recording, Poulenc's poignant Souvenirs.

The partnership with Kadouch is also a fine thing, the two of them clearly singing from the same hymn sheet. This is a standout album.

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Works on This Recording

1.
Great Dramatic Sonata for Cello & Piano "Titus et Bérénice" by Rita Strohl
Performer:  Edgar Moreau (Cello), David Kadouch (Piano)
2.
Sonata for Cello and Piano by Francis Poulenc
Performer:  Edgar Moreau (Cello), David Kadouch (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1948; France 
3.
Sonata for Violin and Piano in A major, M 8 by César Franck
Performer:  Edgar Moreau (Cello), David Kadouch (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886; France 
4.
Andante espressivo, for cello & piano by Fernand de La Tombelle
Performer:  Edgar Moreau (Cello), David Kadouch (Piano)
Period: Post-Romantic 
5.
Souvenirs by Francis Poulenc
Performer:  Edgar Moreau (Cello), David Kadouch (Piano)

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