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French Works for Viola & Piano - Debussy, Fauré, Milhaud, Vieuxtemps & Franck / Peijun Xu, viola; Paul Rivinius, piano

Album Summary

>Vieuxtemps, Henri : Sonata for viola & piano in B flat major, Op. 36
>Milhaud, Darius : Visages (4), for viola & piano, Op. 238
>Fauré, Gabriel : Pavane, Op. 50
>Fauré, Gabriel : Nocturne for piano no 7 in C sharp minor, Op. 74
>Debussy, Claude : Clair de lune
>Franck, César : Sonata for Violin and Piano in A major, M 8
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Notes & Reviews:

As more and more violists garner world acclaim, CD releases featuring chamber works for viola and piano have increased in number. Due to the viola's far smaller repertoire, violin works are sometimes adapted for it, an example being the Franck's great A Major Sonata, the concluding work on this Profil recital album of 19th -20th c. French chamber works. Born in Shanghai, Peijun Xu is widely recognized as among the foremost violists of her generation. She is the recipient of several international awards including first prize and audience prize at the Int'l Max Rostal Competition, Berlin, 2012.

American Record Guide, March/April 2015
I think it comes down to the freshness of the interpretations and the musical balance of the program. I can't say that these interpretations outdo the others, but they are beautiful and played with feeling and recorded well. There is plenty of warmth and passion coming from both instrumentalists.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Immanuelskirche Wuppertal (03/2014).



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Works Details

>Vieuxtemps, Henri : Sonata for viola & piano in B flat major, Op. 36
  • Performers: Paul Rivinius (Piano); Peijun Xu (Viola)
  • Notes: Composition written: France.
  • Running Time: 23 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Milhaud, Darius : Visages (4), for viola & piano, Op. 238
  • Performers: Paul Rivinius (Piano); Peijun Xu (Viola)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1943

>Fauré, Gabriel : Pavane, Op. 50
  • Performers: Paul Rivinius (Piano); Peijun Xu (Viola)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 04/16/1898

>Fauré, Gabriel : Nocturne for piano no 7 in C sharp minor, Op. 74
  • Performers: Paul Rivinius (Piano); Peijun Xu (Viola)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1898

>Debussy, Claude : Clair de lune
  • Performers: Paul Rivinius (Piano); Peijun Xu (Viola)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1890-1905

>Franck, César : Sonata for Violin and Piano in A major, M 8
  • Performers: Paul Rivinius (Piano); Peijun Xu (Viola)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1886.
  • Running Time: 26 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1886