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Wed 24 May, 2017:
Chausson: Concert in D major, Op 21; Franck: Violin Sonata in A major

Alexander Melnikov's choice of an Érard piano from the period lends a distinctively mellow, soft-grained demeanour to this highly accomplished and...

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Wed 26 Apr, 2017:
Franck: Violin Sonata in A major; Fauré: Romance in B flat major, Op 28; Szymanowski: Violin Sonata in D minor, Op 9; Romance in D major, Op 23; Notturno e Tarantella, Op 28

César Franck's adorable Violin Sonata comes up as fresh as new paint in this urgently expressive and memorably flexible performance by Tasmin Little...

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Tue 21 Mar, 2017:
Hungarian Treasures – Bartók: Piano Quartet in C minor, Op 20; Dohnányi: Piano Quartet in F sharp minor; Kodály: Intermezzo for string trio

Bartók’s C minor Piano Quartet shouldn’t be confused with his rather better-known C major Piano Quintet of roughly five years later. The work, as...

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Mon 02 Jan, 2017:
Armin Jordan: The French Symphonic Recordings

What better way to start a new year than to renew acquaintance with the substantial recorded legacy of that modest and under-appreciated master of the...

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Thu 29 Sep, 2016:
d'Indy: Symphony No 2 in B flat major, Op 57; Souvenirs, Op 62; Istar, Op 42, Fervaal, Op 40 (Prelude to Act 1)

A pupil of César Franck, Vincent d'Indy (1851-1931) completed the second of his three symphonies in 1903. Bearing a dedication to Paul Dukas, it's a...

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Thu 09 Jun, 2016:
Franck: Piano Quintet in F minor; Debussy: String Quartet in G minor

Composed in 1879, César Franck's smoulderingly intense and ambitiously plotted Piano Quintet requires considerable discernment of expression and a...

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Tue 24 Nov, 2015:
Magnard: Piano Trio in F minor, Op 18; Violin Sonata in G major, Op 13

Killed at the start of the First World War defending his home from German invaders, Paris-born Albéric Magnard (1865-1914) left a comparatively small...

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Thu 27 Aug, 2015:
Jongen: Violin Concerto in B minor, Op 17; Adagio symphonique in B major, Op 20; Fantasia in E major, Op 12; Lazzari: Rapsodie in E minor

All the works on this disc are amiable pieces, finely crafted, and the performances are first-rate. Joseph Jongen (1873-1953), a Belgian, is best...

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Mon 08 Jun, 2015:
Sibelius: Lemminkäinen Legends, Op 22; Pohjola's Daughter, Op 49

This is not Ondine’s first encounter with the Lemminkäinen Legends. Earlier versions on the label by the Helsinki Philharmonic under Leif Segerstam...

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Wed 22 Apr, 2015:
Chausson: Concert for violin, piano and string quartet, Op 21; Interlude (from Poème de l'Amour et de la Mer); Franck: Sonata in A major for violin and piano

After the 1892 premiere of his Concert for violin, piano and string quartet Ernest Chausson was overjoyed by the music’s success, as well he might...

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Fri 06 Mar, 2015:
Organ Polychrome: The French School – Music by Widor, Schmitt, Alain, Bonnet, Duruflé, Dupré, Franck, Guilmant, Vierne and Gigout

An enjoyable recital from Jan Kraybill, given on the stunning 2011 Casavant organ at the Kauffman Center, Kansas City (Kraybill is also its curator)....

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Wed 21 Jan, 2015:
Dukas: Symphony in C major; La péri (Fanfare & Poème dansé); L'apprenti sorcier (The Sorcerer's Apprentice)

As soon as Dukas’s hapless apprentice takes his first tentative steps, just half awake before setting out in dizzy confusion, you sense you’re in...

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