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French Violin Sonatas by Gabriel Fauré, Guillaume Lekeu; Maurice Ravel / Tasmin Little, violin; Martin Roscoe, piano

Notes & Reviews:

BBC Music Magazine, February 2015
This is a typically well-constructed and enticing recital from Tasmin Little and Martin Roscoe. Guillaume Lekeu is one of the 'what ifs' of French music...The impassioned outer movements understandably evoke the spirit of Franck's golden period, [Little and Roscoe] masterfully pacing the ebb and flow of the tension.

Gramophone Magazine, December 2014
Tasmin Little and Martin Roscoe give a passionate, full-blooded performance of the Lekeu Sonata, taking on board the 22-year-old composer's lofty tone and high ambitions. Their approach is aided by a fine, generous recording.

International Record Review, December 2014
The emotion of the work is evident from the first phrase, beautifully poised between expansiveness and forward motion as played by Little. It is captured in gloriously full sound, underpinning the Brahmsian quality of the piano writing...Little draws the loveliest of tones from her Guadagnini violin.

Exclusive Chandos artist Tasmin Little explores three great French violin sonatas, after a much revered recording of British violin sonatas in 2013. She and pianist Martin Roscoe have enjoyed a long-standing chamber music partnership. On this album they immerse themselves in music of three of the best late-nineteenth-century French composers: Gabriel Fauré, Guillaume Lekeu, and Maurice Ravel.



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