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Lyrical Journey: Strauss & Lekeu / D'Alba, Chamorel


Release Date: 02/02/2018 
Label:  Indesens   Catalog #: 98  
Composer:  Richard StraussGuillaume Lekeu
Performer:  Rachel Kolly d'AlbaChristian Chamorel
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

With her 1732 Stradivarius, Rachel Kolly d’Alba, in duo with Christian Chamorel, presents two early masterpieces by R. Strauss and G. Lekeu. These sonatas have in common their ardor and ambition but also their high lyric content. Note the extreme beauty of their slow movement: that of Strauss strikes with its apparent freedom of structure. As for Lekeu, it is simply one of the most heartbreaking pieces of violin and piano literature. Rachel Kolly d’Alba and Christian Chamorel have known each other from an early age and have since performed together on nearly every continent. This is their second album together, wherein they tackle two of the most demanding sonatas from the post romantic repertoire. “We understand why this duo has garnered Read more such an international reputation. Their interpretation was the most perfectly judged, atmospheric, thoughtful, musically satisfying performance that it has ever been my privilege to hear.” (Irish News) Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Sonata for Violin and Piano in E flat major, Op. 18 by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Rachel Kolly d'Alba (Violin), Christian Chamorel (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887; Germany 
2.
Sonata for Violin and Piano in G major by Guillaume Lekeu
Performer:  Rachel Kolly d'Alba (Violin), Christian Chamorel (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1891; Belgium 
3.
Poèmes (3): no 1, Sur une tombe by Guillaume Lekeu
Performer:  Rachel Kolly d'Alba (Violin), Christian Chamorel (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
4.
Mädchenblumen, Op. 22: no 3, Epheu by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Rachel Kolly d'Alba (Violin), Christian Chamorel (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886-1888; Germany 

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