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Disc No: CYP2617 The sonatas for violin and piano to be found on his CD are rarely performed and here they are very well performed ! The connection between these four compositions is of course France, as a native land or as a country of adoption (for Enesco and Honegger). Though the four sonatas performed here share a common romantic spirit, together with harmonic diversity and a particular sensuality, they differ in style : religious influence (and that of Franck) with Tournemire, Bartok's influence and that of Romanian folk-music with Enesco, the desire to conjugate lyricism with formal rigour in the cases of Roussel and Honegger (each, though, in his own way). A duet on the concert stage as in life, Schmidt and Van Den Boscche offer performances of perfection, marvellously bringing out the special style of each work.
Price: Sek. 160
Name: Enesco / Tournemire

Enesco, Georges Violin Sonata n° 3
op.25     A minor
Anne van den Bossche, piano
Pascal Schmidt, violin
Tournemire, Charles Sonate-poème
Roussel, Ablert Violin Sonata n° 1
op.28     A major
Honegger, Arthur

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