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Sophie Rosa and
Benjamin Powell -
heard by
GERALD FENECH

'A wonderfully attractive recital ...'

Rêve D'Enfant - Franck, Ravel, Ysaÿe. Sophie Rosa, violin, Benjamin Powell, piano. © 2016 Champs Hill Records

The compilation on this disc embraces some very popular pieces and some that are rarely performed. Success came pretty late in the career of César Franck (1822-90), and it was only when he was approaching his sixtieth birthday that he started to compose his most enduring works, among which we find the Violin Sonata in A. Composed in 1886 as a wedding present for the thirty-one-year-old Eugène Ysaÿe (1858-1931), the Sonata has been described by the late Professor David Brown as a parable about marriage. It comprises some of Franck's most intimate and passionate music, culminating in a final movement of sheer melodic brilliance...

Copyright © 15 April 2016 Gerald Fenech,
Gzira, Malta

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REVE D'ENFANT: FRANCK, RAVEL, YSAŸE

CESAR FRANCK

MAURICE RAVEL

EUGENE YSAYE

VIOLIN MUSIC

PIANO MUSIC

ENGLAND

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