Poème - Music for the Romantic Violin / Miwako Abe
The internationally renowned violinist Miwako Abe and the pianist David McSkimming play works by a group of French composers who were all working in Paris at the end of the nineteenth century, sometimes inspiring each other and occasionally forming rivalries.
There are beautiful works from Massenet, Fauré and Ravel, lyrical-epic works by Ysaÿe and Chausson, the virtuoso Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso by Saint-Saëns, and from Debussy, The Girl with the Flaxen Hair, and the late violin sonata.
Sonata for Violin and Piano (Debussy)
Meditation, from Thais (Massenet)
Movement de Menuet, from Sonatine (Ravel)
Poème, Op. 25 (Chausson)
La plus que lente (Debussy)
La fille aux cheveux de lin (Debussy)
Poème elegiaque, Op. 12 (Ysaye)
Morceaux de lecture (Faure)
Berceuse, Op. 16 (Faure)
Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso, Op. 28 (Saint-Saens)
Press Quotes“a delightful collection.”
— Martin Hibble, ABC Classic FM“haunting musicianship.”
— Catherine Lambert, Sunday Herald Sun“a very welcome addition ... something for everyone”
— Cliff Tucker, Radio Fremantle“The tonal qualities are rich, refined, subtle, meditative with an inward intensity of passion in places and vibrant and brilliant in others”
— Music and the Teacher“An admirably determined artist.”
— The Times, London“She played ... with a beautiful unforced tone and immaculate line.”
— The Daily Telegraph, London
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