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Reynaldo Hahn: Concerto for Violin; Concerto for Piano; Suite Hongroise / Denis Clavier; Angeline Pondepeyre

> Violin Concerto - I. Decide
> Violin Concerto - II. Chant d'Amour
> Violin Concerto - III. Lent
> Piano Concerto - I. Improvisation - Modere
> Piano Concerto - II. Danse
> Piano Concerto - III. Reverie - Toccata - Finale
> Suite honogroise - I. Parade
> Suite honogroise - II. Trois images de la Reine de Hongrie
> Suite honogroise - III. Chants - Danses

Album Summary

>Hahn, Reynaldo [Composer] : Concerto for Violin
>Hahn, Reynaldo [Composer] : Concerto for Piano in E major
>Hahn, Reynaldo [Composer] : Suite honogroise, for violin, piano, percussion & strings
Performers Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

The CD features two world premiere recordings by composer Reynaldo Hahn; his Concerto for Violin and Orchestra, and the Hungarian Suite for Violin, Piano and Orchestra cordes.

The CD features two world premiere recordings by composer Reynaldo Hahn; his Concerto for Violin and Orchestra, and the Hungarian Suite for Violin, Piano and Orchestra cordes.

American Record Guide, September/October 2013
The Violin Concerto (1928), I has rhythmic patterns suggestive of early 19th Century romanticism. For all its seemingly improvisational nature, the movement coheres perfectly well. II, 'Song of Love', is as splendid a statement as I've ever heard in a concerto. The soloist's reveries in the violin's lower register deepen its emotional power even further. III begins with a carryover from II,and then launches into a bubbly tune. In the Piano Concerto (1930), I starts with a wayward theme. The orchestra takes it up with developmental techniques consciously reflecting Schumann. The added and dropped beats of some of its melodies add a modern touch. II is very brief. III adds a touch of acid in its accompaniment. This recording may be the first performance of the 1948 Hungarian Suite. The music uses the piano and violin soloists in concertante roles. I, a quickstep, says its piece and quits. II, a reverie. III, 'Songs and Dances', has a Gypsy flavor. The movement tips a hat to Liszt's Hungarian Rhapsody 2. Coming from a man in his 70s, the music is pleasingly youthful. Performances and conducting are sympathetic, as is the recorded sound. The Violin Concerto at least is a concert performance. Both soloists seem just right for their music. Their playing is sensitive yet strong, and both know how to sustain the long lines necessary for this music. Clavier's sweet tone quality makes the Violin Concerto radiant from stem to stern.

Expedition Audio Recommended
These performances are wonderful, and the recorded sound rich and full. The opening Violin Concerto is taken from a live concert, but you can hardy tell, so free is the recording of any incidental noise. There is nothing here you'd ever expect to become monumental in the repertoire, but taken as the confection it is, the music is welcome and most enjoyable. ... read more ...

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Grande Salle, L'Arsenal de Metz, France (09/1997).



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>Hahn, Reynaldo [Composer] : Concerto for Violin
  • Performer: Denis Clavier (Violin)
  • Conductor: Fernand Quattrocchi
  • Ensemble: Orchestre National de Lorraine
  • Running Time: 29 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1927
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Hahn, Reynaldo [Composer] : Concerto for Piano in E major
  • Performer: Angeline Pondepeyre (Piano)
  • Conductor: Fernand Quattrocchi
  • Ensemble: Orchestre National de Lorraine
  • Running Time: 28 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1931
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Hahn, Reynaldo [Composer] : Suite honogroise, for violin, piano, percussion & strings
  • Performers: Denis Clavier (Violin); Angeline Pondepeyre (Piano)
  • Conductor: Fernand Quattrocchi
  • Ensemble: Orchestre National de Lorraine
  • Running Time: 18 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Studio/Live: Live