GABRIEL FAURÉ (1845-1924): Violin Concerto in D Minor, Op. 14, JOSEPH CANTELOUBE (1879-1957): Poème, ERNEST GUIRAUD (1837-1892): Caprice, EDOUARD LALO (1823-1892): Guitarre, Op. 28, Fantaisie Norvégienne, CAMILLE SAINT-SAËNS (1835-1921): Morceau de concert, Op. 62.

Catalogue Number: 03M048

Label: Helios

Reference: CD 55396

Format: CD

Price: $10.98

Description: Fauré's concerto is only the first movement of what would have been a traditional three-movement work. The second movement andante was written first and performed in 1878 and later became his op. 75 for violin and piano. The final movement was never finished. However, this was to be a work on a grand scale, as can be seen by the 16-minute movement which survives; like many of the other works on this disc, it was written for Sarasate. It is also good to have something other than the Auvergne songs from Canteloube and this piece (revised in 1938) is a beautiful piece, with little 'local' color but with a significant sense of sublime ecstasy in moments. Guiraud's Caprice of 1884 is a two-movement work which follows in the footsteps of Saint-Säens' Introduction and Rondo capriccioso while Lalo's Guitarre is a brief, three-minute encore orchestrated by Pierné. Philippe Graffin (violin), Ulster Orchestra; Thierry Fischer.

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