Franck, Faure & Prokofiev: Sonatas / Bezaly, Ashkenazy

Release Date: 11/3/2017
Label: BIS
Catalog Number: BIS-2259
Number of Discs: 1

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$19.99
Notes and Editorial Reviews
The flautist Sharon Bezaly has, over the past 20 years, released some 40 albums on BIS, recordings which have contributed to the international recognition that she enjoys. Both on recordings and in concert she has done much to champion new repertoire – she has had no less than 20 concertos dedicated to her. On her new release, however, she turns to core repertoire, although not necessarily that of her own instrument. The two sonatas by Cesar Franck and Gabriel Faure were composed with the violin in mind, and even though Prokofiev's sonata was originally intended for the flute it is often heard in the composer's own version for violin and piano. But joined by the legendary pianist and conductor Vladimir Askenazy, Sharon Bezaly now claims (and reclaims) the three works for her own instrument, in eloquent performances that make the best possible case for the flute.
Works on This Recording
1. Sonata for Violin and Piano in A major, M 8 by César Franck
Performer: Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano), Sharon Bezaly (Flute)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1886 ; France
2. Sonata for Violin and Piano no 1 in A major, Op. 13 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer: Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano), Sharon Bezaly (Flute)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1875-1876 ; France
3. Sonata for Flute and Piano in D major, Op. 94 by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer: Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano), Sharon Bezaly (Flute)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1943 ; USSR
4. Sonata for Flute and Piano in D major, Op. 94 by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer: Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano), Sharon Bezaly (Flute)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1943 ; USSR
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