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French Impressions: Works for Violin and Orchestra by Saint-Saens, Ysaye, Chausson, Ravel / Rachel Kolly d'Alba, violin

Audio Samples

>Saint-Saëns, Camille : Concerto for Violin no 3 in B minor, Op. 61
>Ysaÿe, Eugène : Berceuse for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 20
>Chausson, Ernest : Poème for Violin and Orchestra in E flat major, Op. 25
>Ravel, Maurice : Tzigane
>Ysaÿe, Eugène : Reve d'enfant for violin & piano, Op 14

Album Summary

>Saint-Saëns, Camille : Concerto for Violin no 3 in B minor, Op. 61
>Ysaÿe, Eugène : Berceuse for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 20
>Chausson, Ernest : Poème for Violin and Orchestra in E flat major, Op. 25
>Ravel, Maurice : Tzigane
>Ysaÿe, Eugène : Reve d'enfant for violin & piano, Op 14
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Notes & Reviews:

This is the 2nd Album release by remarkable Swiss violinist Rachel Kolly d'Alba, playing French & Belgian violin music.

"A stunning collection of Gallic violin classics, embracing the Wagnerian sensuality of Chausson’s Poème, Saint-Saëns’s richly melodious Third Concerto and Ravel’s electrifying Tzigane. Rachel Kolly d’Alba’s follow-up album to her gripping set of Ysaÿe Solo sonatas possesses the same outstanding qualities of urgent spontaneity and mesmerizing interpretative fantasy. The way she gently eases into the magical final section of Saint-Saëns’s Violin Concerto’s slow movement is unforgettable, so too her beguilingly seductive handling of Ravel’s volatile gypsy inflections and introspectively dreamy Chausson... This is a perfect showcase for a young player whose musical insights are of the highest calibre." -Classic FM

"A passionate recital of music for violin and orchestra from the former child prodigy, featuring compositions by Eugene Ysaye, Ravel, Chausson and Saint-Saens. Swiss violinist Kolly d'Alba turns in a particularly fine interpretation of the latter's "Violin Concerto No.3 in B minor," which was penned for the legendary Sarasate in 1880 and is delivered with a rare blend of showmanship and intelligence by Rachel and conductor Jean-Jacques Kantorow." -Halesowen News



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Works Details

>Camille Saint-Saëns (1835 - 1921) : Concerto for Violin no 3 in B minor, Op. 61
  • Performer: Rachel d'Alba (Violin)
  • Conductor: Jean-Jacques Kantorow
  • Notes: Palais des Congrès, Bienne, Switzerland (04/22/2010-04/23/2010)
  • Running Time: 27 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1880

>Eugène Ysaÿe (1858 - 1931) : Berceuse for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 20
  • Performer: Rachel d'Alba (Violin)
  • Conductor: Jean-Jacques Kantorow
  • Notes: Palais des Congrès, Bienne, Switzerland (04/22/2010-04/23/2010)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Chausson, Ernest : Poème for Violin and Orchestra in E flat major, Op. 25
  • Performer: Rachel d'Alba (Violin)
  • Conductor: John Axelrod
  • Notes: La Cité des Congrès, Nantes, France (11/22/2010-11/23/2010)
  • Running Time: 17 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1896

>Ravel, Maurice : Tzigane
  • Performer: Rachel d'Alba (Violin)
  • Conductor: John Axelrod
  • Notes: La Cité des Congrès, Nantes, France (11/22/2010-11/23/2010)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1922-1924

>Eugène Ysaÿe (1858 - 1931) : Rève d'enfant for violin & piano, Op 14
  • Performer: Rachel d'Alba (Violin)
  • Conductor: Jean-Jacques Kantorow
  • Notes: Palais des Congrès, Bienne, Switzerland (04/22/2010-04/23/2010)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: circa 1895-1900