Belle Epoque / Daniel Hope
Daniel Hope (violin), Simon Crawford-Phillips (piano)
'Belle Epoque' illuminates the creative output of pre-World War One Europe through music written in imperial France, Germany, Austria-Hungary, Great Britain and Russia. The album includes a recording of a new transcription of Chausson's 'Concerto in D Major', a neglected masterpiece for violin, piano and string orchestra. Hope joins forces with his Zürcher Kammerorchester and close friends in performances that reveal hidden depths of works by a wide range of composers including Debussy, Ravel, Elgar, Rachmaninov, Massenet, Berg and Schoenberg.