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Interwar Duets / Thouin, Dyachkov

Dyachkov / Thouin / Ravel / Martinu / Schulhoff
Release Date: 05/03/2011 
Label:  Analekta   Catalog #: 29971   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Maurice RavelBohuslav MartinuErwin SchulhoffArthur Honegger
Performer:  Olivier ThouinYegor Dyachkov
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

In the immense landscape that is chamber music, the duet for violin and cello is assuredly not the most well-traveled road. Even so, in the aftermath of World War I, while Europe was succumbing to jazz fever and gypsy music, while classical music teeter-tottered between two worlds, tradition and modernity, a few rare composers rose brilliantly to the challenges posed by such a sparse ensemble. The four works on this disc—delicate jewels of finely wrought chiaroscuro whose glinting reflections vary from the warm glow of an ember to the dazzling flash of a spark—are among the most outstanding achievements of this little golden age. In the immense landscape that is chamber music, the duet for violin and cello is assuredly not the most well-traveled road. Even so, in the aftermath of World War I, while Europe was succumbing to jazz fever and gypsy music, while classical music teeter-tottered between two worlds, tradition and modernity, a few rare composers rose brilliantly to the challenges posed by such a sparse ensemble. The four works on this disc—delicate jewels of finely wrought chiaroscuro whose glinting reflections vary from the warm glow of an ember to the dazzling flash of a spark—are among the most outstanding achievements of this little golden age. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Sonata for Violin and Cello by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Olivier Thouin (Violin), Yegor Dyachkov (Cello)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1920-1922; France 
2.
Duo for Violin and Cello no 1, H 157 by Bohuslav Martinu
Performer:  Olivier Thouin (Violin), Yegor Dyachkov (Cello)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1927; Paris, France 
3.
Duo for Violin and Cello by Erwin Schulhoff
Performer:  Olivier Thouin (Violin), Yegor Dyachkov (Cello)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1925; Prague, Czech Republ 
4.
Sonatina for Violin and Cello by Arthur Honegger
Performer:  Olivier Thouin (Violin), Yegor Dyachkov (Cello)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1932; France 

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