French Violin Sonatas / Tasmin Little
Catalog: CHAN 10812
Exclusive Chandos artist Tasmin Little and pianist Martin Roscoe immerse themselves in music of three of the best late 19th c. French composers: Gabriel Fauré, Guillaume Lekeu and Maurice Ravel. + Despite its daunting reception, Faure’s ́ Sonata in A major (1875) has often been regarded as his first masterpiece. + As the last arrival in the ‘Bande à Franck’, Lekeu’s Violin Sonata, of 1892–93 is by far the best known of his fifty or so pieces of ‘tremulous emotion’. + The opening movement of Ravel’s early, unfinished violin sonata convincingly unites several different romantic French styles.