Émile Sauret: Music for Violin and Piano
Scenes Villageoises Op. 50 I. Le matin
French violinist and composer Emile Sauret wrote well over 100 pieces of violin pieces but unfortunately rarely performed. Let’s discover together the beautiful “Village Scenes”.
Grieg: Complete Symphonic Works Vol.1
Symphonic Dances Op.64 (Allegretto grazioso)
Let’s discover Norwegian violinist and conductor Eivind Aadland, with strong connection to folk music, perform Grieg’s Symphonic Dances which are based on folk songs.
Saint-Saëns: Complete Chamber Music with Winds
Tarentelle for Clarinet, flute and piano op.6
The Complete Chamber Music Works with Winds demonstrates that Saint-Saëns is the origin of the worldwide famous “French winds tradition”…
Hoffmeister: Viola Concertos
Hoffmeister: Viola concerto in D major (Rondo: Allegro)
Victoria Chiang plays beautifully these rarely performed viola concertos, a pure delight.
Borodin: Symphonies Nos. 1, 2 and 3
Borodin: Symphony No. 1 in E flat major (Andante)
“The Slovak performances are alive and vigorous” (Gramophone)
Paul Juon: Dancing Rhythms – Music for piano 4 hands
Paul Juon: Quasi valse lente (op.24-2)
“Tanzrhythmen” by Russian composer Paul Juan was written at the turn of the 20th century while he was living in Berlin.
A rare recording of forgotten music to be rediscovered and enjoyed.
André Jolivet (1905 – 1974): Second trumpet concerto (1954): Grave
André Jolivet: Second trumpet concerto (Grave)
Having appeared on the most famous stages around the world for the past 20 years, Eric Aubier has risen his trumpet to the rank of ambassador of French music. Yet again with this record, he pursues his will of perpetuating this fertile repertoire, with the 1948-1956 period famous concertos. The atmosphere that reigns in these five masterpieces is full of emotion. the neo-romantic Désenclos, with his range of contrasts mingled with sensuality, Tomasi the impressionist, with his endless pallet of tones-so close to Ravel- and Jolivet, famous for his sound and rhythm creativity, make the album an essential piece of record collection for all French music lovers.
Edouard Oganessian – Brahms: Complete Organ Works
Brahms: Prelude and Fugue in G minor: Fugue
iscover Brahms’rarely performed and recorded organ music, in homage to J. S. Bach and Lutheran liturgical practice.
Mendelssohn: Double Concerto for piano, violin and orchestra
Mendelssohn: Double Concerto for piano, violin and orchestra MWV 04 (Allegro molto)
The Double Concerto in D minor for violin and piano was first completed on 6th May 1823.
Mendelssohn wrote this work for himself and his best childhood friend, the violinist Eduard Rietz (1802-32), who also served as his main violin teacher.
Eiichi Chijiiwa – Solo Migration
Moderato (Molto rubato), from George Enescu / Sherban Lupu: Airs dans le genre roumain
Paris has always fascinated and welcomed “migratory” musicians, some among which have contributed to French culture, despite having ever been considered as French.
Their contribution to French music is undeniable. The rich melting pot of this album shows the large range of styles and sounds produced by a violin. Four major themes: a tribute to J. S. Bach, a neo-classical style, influence from home-country and composition “à la française”.