Composer: Gabriel Fauré, César Franck, Karol Szymanowski
Performer: Tasmin Little, Piers Lane
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Size: 1.25 GB
Franck: Violin Sonata in A major
01. I. Allegretto ben moderato
02. II. Allegro
03. III. Recitativo – Fantasia: Ben moderato – Molto lento
04. IV. Allegretto poco mosso
05. Fauré: Romance in B flat major for violin & piano, Op. 28
Szymanowski: Violin Sonata in D minor, Op. 9
06. I. Allegro moderato, patetico
07. II. Andantino tranquillo e dolce
08. III. Finale: Allegro molto, quasi presto
09. Szymanowski: Romance in D major, Op. 23
Szymanowski: Nocturne & Tarantella, Op. 28
The indefatigable duo of Tasmin Little and Piers Lane returns with a unique recorded programme at the centre of which stand the violin sonatas of Szymanowski and Franck.
Their joined expert musicianship reveals the intimacy and magic of these passionate, lateromantic works. The album encompasses the folk like yet technically demanding Romance, Violin Sonata, and Notturno e Tarantella by Szymanowski, here more inspired by the German and French romantic tradition than by his native Polish one, as well as Franck’s highly original Violin Sonata and Fauré’s Romance.
It follows a much-lauded set of Schubert’s complete works for violin and piano (Album of the Week in the Mail on Sunday), and also marks the eightieth anniversary of Szymanowski’s death. Tasmin Little will continue her tribute to the composer with a concerto album this autumn and with a series of concerts of his music, which will take her around the world.