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MQ 1385
Strauss & Franck

Sonatas for violin and piano

The Classical Shop
release date: November 2010


Artists:

Xiayin Wang

Piano

Catherine Manoukian

Violin

Record Label
Marquis Classics

Genre:

Classical


Chamber

Total Time - 57:12
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Strauss & Franck

     
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RICHARD STRAUSS

 

Sonata for Violin and Piano in E flat major, Op18

 
1 I Allegro ma non troppo 11:42
     
2 II Improvisation -Andante cantabile 8:18
     
3 III Finale: Andante - Allegro 7:58
     
 

CÉSAR FRANCK

 

Sonata for Violin and Piano in A major

 
4 I Allegretto ben moderato 6:32
     
5 II Allegro 9:01
     
6 III Recitativo-Fantasia (Ben moderato – Molto lento) 7:19
     
7 IV Allegretto poco mosso 6:22
     
 Catherine Manoukian Violin
 Xiayin Wang Piano

R. Strauss / César Franck: Violin Sonatas – Catherine Manoukian, Xiayin Wang

Strauss composed the Violin Sonata under the romantic spell of Pauline de Ahna, whom he would later marry. The work is full of youthful energy, hope, and anticipation.

Franck’s Sonata was first performed in 1886 by the virtuoso violinist Eugène Ysaÿe. It was composed as a wedding gift for Ysaÿe and Franck presented him with the manuscript at his wedding-day breakfast. Wasting no time, Ysaÿe rehearsed the composition and performed it at his own nuptials. The Sonata soon became a signature piece in Ysaÿe’s repertoire.

About Catherine Manoukian:
‘What will absorb you is Manoukian’s singing line, gossamer finesse and passionate rhetorical flourishes.’

The Vancouver Sun

About Xiayin Wang:

‘…an estimable grasp of pianistic color and an ability to maintain and illuminate a strand of melody within the thickest of textures.’

The New York Times



                              Performance *****          Recording *****

"...unforgettable. Bravo!"

 

Julian Haylock - BBC Music Magazine - Septmber 2011


"...I like this more every time I listen to it. Good Sound."

Joseph Magil - American Record Guide  March/April 2011


"...Strongly, if not urgently, recommended ..."

Robert Maxham - Fanfare - March/April 2011




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