Episode 295: 19295 After a Dream
After a Dream is dedicated to French masters of the 19th and 20th centuries. They include César Franck (1822-1890), Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924), Claude Debussy (1862-1918), Maurice Ravel (1875-1937), and Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921).In the interpretation of Meneses and Budu, Fauré's Après un Rêve combines fervor and serenity. When the duo performs Franck's Sonata, the dialogue between the instruments nods to the expressiveness of singing and the eloquence of speech, as their phrases inquire, affirm, and exclaim. In Vocalise-Étude en Forme de Habanera, the variety of sonorities, flowing ceaselessly in this recording, imparts to Ravel's composition a sense of musical time that seems much more expansive than its minutes—a recurring perception throughout the album. Ultimately, After a Dream showcases the paradox of memorable interpretations— the sensation that music arises solely within them and belongs exclusively to them.Tracks1. Violin Sonata in A Major, FWV 8: I. Allegretto Ben Moderato (Transcr. for Cello and Piano) (César Franck) - (6:04)2. Violin Sonata in A Major, FWV 8: II. Allegro (Transcr. for Cello and Piano) (César Franck) – (8:44)3. Violin Sonata in A Major, FWV 8: III. Recitativo-Fantasia. Ben Moderato (Transcr. for Cello and Piano) (César Franck) – (7:42)4. Violin Sonata in A Major, FWV 8: IV. Allegretto Poco Mosso (Transcr. for Cello and Piano) (César Franck) – (6:47)5. Sicilienne, Op. 78 (Gabriel Fauré) – (3:50)6. Élégie, Op. 24 (Gabriel Fauré) – (6:47)7. 3 Songs, Op. 7: I. Après un Rêve (Arr. for Cello and Piano by P. Casals) (Gabriel Fauré) – (3:02)8. Préludes, Book 1, L. 117: No. 8, La Fille aux Cheveux de Lin (Arr. for Cello and Piano by Antonio Meneses & Cristian Budu) (Claude Debussy) – (2:31)9. Sonata for Cello and Piano, L. 135: I. Prologue (Claude Debussy) – (4:10)10. Sonata for Cello and Piano, L. 135: II. Sérénade et Finale (Claude Debussy) – (6:41)11. Vocalise-Étude en Forme de Habanera, M. 51 (Arr. for Cello and Piano by P. Bazelaire) (Maurice Ravel) – (2:52)12. Le Carnaval des Animaux, R. 125: XIII. Le Cygne(Camille Saint-Saëns) – (2:44)Help support our show by purchasing this album at:Downloads (classicalmusicdiscoveries.store) Classical Music Discoveries is sponsored by Uber and Apple Classical. @CMDHedgecock#ClassicalMusicDiscoveries #KeepClassicalMusicAlive#CMDGrandOperaCompanyofVenice #CMDParisPhilharmonicinOrléans#CMDGermanOperaCompanyofBerlin#CMDGrandOperaCompanyofBarcelonaSpain#ClassicalMusicLivesOn#Uber#AppleClassical Please consider supporting our show, thank you!Donate (classicalmusicdiscoveries.store) email@example.com This album is broadcast with the permission of Sean Dacy from Rosebrook Media.
Thu, August 24, 2023