Lalo: Symphonie Espagnole: Sonate - Arlequin - Gui
Nikita Boriso-Glebsky; Jean-Philippe Collard; Sinfonia Varsovia - Augustin Dumay
Edouard Lalo (1823-1892)
For this sixth volume of Fuga Libera's collection 'Chapelle Musicale Reine Elisabeth', we again find the magnificent Sinfonia Varsovia under the direction of Augustin Dumay, whose disciple Nikita Boriso-Glebsky has the place of honour, as in the Vieuxtemps set (FUG 575) where he excelled in the 3rd Concerto. Winner of the Sibelius and Fritz Kreisler competitions in 2010, and prize-winner at the Tchaikovsky, Queen Elisabeth and Montreal competitions, Nikita Boriso-Glebsky is one of the surest talents of his generation. Here he offers a particularly welcome programme since, alongside the famous, colourful Symphonie espagnole, we find pieces that are infinitely less well known, such as the Sonata for violin and piano in which Jean-Philippe Collard matches the young Russian violinist with sparkling keyboard playing: the occasion to recall that Lalo was a pioneer of chamber music in France.