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CHAUSSON, E.: Concert for Violin, Piano and String Quartet / Piano Trio (Meadowmount Trio, Wihan String Quartet)

Composer(s):Chausson, Ernest
Period(s) Romantic
Genre Classical Music
Category Chamber Music
Catalogue 8.572468
Label Naxos
Quality   320kbps
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The première of Chausson’s Concert in D major was a major triumph for the composer. Not only had the great Eugène Ysaÿe performed on violin, but audiences and critics had recognised a work of exceptional intensity, passion and haunting beauty. Its actual genre may have proved elusive, as it is hardly a conventionally laid-out chamber work, but it remains one of the most important works in the French repertoire. The Piano Trio was written when Chausson was 26. Though somewhat indebted to Franck, it immediately evokes its own charged sense of atmosphere. The Wihan is one of the world’s leading quartets, and the Meadowmount Trio has been admired for its “exquisite beauty of tone and sparkling rhythmic energy.”



Review By Joaquim Zueras,Sinfonía Virtual,January 2012

Una vez me vi en el apuro de tener que explicar cómo es la música de Chausson. No se me ocurrió otra cosa que compararla con la elaboración de un coctel especial: Ponga tres cucharadas soperas de Cesar Franck, dos de Wagner pasadas por un colador francés, una cucharita de d´Indy, otra de Massenet, tres gotas de Debussy, dos de angostura, una de melancolía, media de desolación y una pizca de osadía. Agítese bien, pero con cuidado de no romper el sistema tonal, y obtendrá una interesante mixtura. Combinado Chausson, sólo para paladares a la búsqueda de nuevas emociones a través de imaginativos contrastes.


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