Music by Koechlin
and Jongen -
'... a truly outstanding recital ...'
Melba Recordings is providing CD exposure for some of the finest OZ musicians. At the same time it has shown a marked emphasis on French composers; Ravel, Vierne, Chausson, Saint-Saëns, Massenet and now Koechlin (1867-1950) alongside neighbouring Belgian organist and composer, Marie-Alphonse-Nicolas-Joseph Jongen (1873-1953).
Here Melba introduces one of its most outstanding releases, distinguished with superlative, glowing performances by an expressive, discerning, musically consummate duo partnership.
Eight minutes of trio miniatures (viola, piano and horn) add further to the appeal of a truly outstanding recital, magnificently recorded (and not for a moment missing Melba's more customary SACD format).
The performing spotlight here is on violist Benedict...
Copyright © 21 July 2010
Masterton, New Zealand
CD INFORMATION: VOLUPTÉ - MUSIC FOR VIOLA AND PIANO