Elles / Thibeault, Scarfone

Release Date: 3/8/2019
Catalog Number: ACD2 2772
Number of Discs: 1

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Notes and Editorial Reviews
ELLES, the new album by the violist Marina Thibeault and pianist Marie-Eve Scarfone features repertoire for viola and piano and viola solo by exceptional 19th and 21st century women composers: Clara Schumann, Fanny Hensel, Nadia Boulanger, Rebecca Clarke, Lilian Fuchs, and Anna Pidgorna. Marina Thibeault holds numerous honors and distinctions, including prizes from the Pere-Lindsay Foundation, Revelation Radio-Canada, CBC’s “30 hot classical musicians under 30,” and the Sylva Gelber Foundation. A graduate from the Manhattan School of Music and the Universite de Montreal, Marie-Eve Scarfone has a distinguished career as a pianist both in Canada and abroad. She has performed across North America as well as in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. Recently appointed Head Coach at the Opera de Montreal’s Atelier Lyrique, Marie-Eve Scarfone has a great love for vocal art. She also works as a vocal coach at McGill University, as a repietiteur at the Montreal Symphony Orchestra and as an official pianist at the Montreal International Musical Competition.



Thibeault plays with a pure tone and a smooth melodic line, ably supported by Scarfone; there are times, perhaps, when a stronger attack could be used. That, however, is exactly what we get in the two unaccompanied works that follow. Fuchs wrote little in a long life (both she and Clarke made it into their 90s) but the three-movement Sonate is a simply terrific work that brings the best playing on the CD from Thibeault.

– The Whole Note (CA)
Works on This Recording
1. Romances (3) for Violin and Piano, Op. 22 by Clara Wieck Schumann
Performer: Marie-Ève Scarfone (Piano), Marina Thibeault (Viola)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1853 ; Germany
2. Pieces (3) for Cello and Piano by Nadia Boulanger
Performer: Marie-Ève Scarfone (Piano), Marina Thibeault (Viola)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1915 ; France
3. Dämmrung senkte sich von oben by Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel
Performer: Marie-Ève Scarfone (Piano), Marina Thibeault (Viola)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1843 ; Germany
4. Sonata for Viola and Piano by Rebecca Clarke
Performer: Marie-Ève Scarfone (Piano), Marina Thibeault (Viola)
Written: 1919 ;
5. Sonata Pastorale for Viola solo by Lillian Fuchs
Performer: Marina Thibeault (Viola)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1956 ;
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