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Rare French Works for Violin and Orchestra - Cantaloube, Faure, Guiroud, Lalo, Saint-Saens / Philippe Graffin, violin / Ulster Orchestra, Thierry Fischer

Audio Samples

>Fauré, Gabriel : Concerto for Violin in D minor (fragment), Op. 14
>Saint-Saëns, Camille : Morceau de concert, for violin & orchestra in G major, Op. 62
>Lalo, Edouard : Fantaisie norveggienne, for violin & orchestra
>Guiraud, Ernest : Caprice, for violin & orchestra
>Lalo, Edouard : Guitare, Op. 28
>Canteloube, Joseph : Poeme, for violin & orchestra

Album Summary

>Fauré, Gabriel : Concerto for Violin in D minor (fragment), Op. 14
>Saint-Saëns, Camille : Morceau de concert, for violin & orchestra in G major, Op. 62
>Lalo, Edouard : Fantaisie norveggienne, for violin & orchestra
>Guiraud, Ernest : Caprice, for violin & orchestra
>Lalo, Edouard : Guitare, Op. 28
>Canteloube, Joseph : Poeme, for violin & orchestra
Performer Conductor Ensembles Composers

Notes & Reviews:

This is a collection of absolute gems. The one-movement Concerto by Fauré is the only movement to have survived from an original three-movement violin concerto, and Saint-Saëns's Morceau de concert was originally intended as the first movement of his third violin concerto. Lalo's Fantaisie norvégienne, with its utterly gorgeous slow movement, was to become the inspiration behind Bruch's Scottish Fantaisie, and Guitare is an early encore piece for violin and piano (later orchestrated by Gabriel Pierné) that Lalo (himself a violinist) wrote for his own use. Guiraud, who taught composition to both Debussy and Dukas, wrote the haunting Caprice for Sarasate, and the Poème by Canteloube shows much of the charm he is now so famed for through his Chants d'Auvergne.

The combination of Romantic French music for violin and orchestra, the ever-exquisite playing of Philippe Graffin, and superb accompaniment from the Ulster Orchestra under Thierry Fischer makes this disc quite simply enchanting.

"Philippe Graffin is just the player for these delectable byways of late-Romantic French repertoire ... pure sound, inflected by a magical range of legato bow strokes and vibratos ... Graffin plays [the Fauré] as though he believes in every note - what sublime advocacy! Graffin and collegues - Thierry Fischer and the Ulster Orchestra provide commendably alert and (where appropriate) fiery accompaniments throughout - once again turn a top-notch performance ... superb performances, then, boldly and atmospherically engineered" International Record Review

"Delicious, decorous and very slightly old-fashioned, this programme of rarities is the quiet musical equivalent of a six-course dinner drawn from Elizabeth David's French Provincial Cookery ... lovely playing" The Independent on Sunday

"Philippe Graffin is one of the most sensitive and refined of violinists; he is also a champion of lesser-known French music ... Graffin's reflective approach perfectly suits the elusive beauty of the remnants of Fauré's early violin concerto" Classic FM Magazine

"Graffin's intelligent and characterful playing serves up a rare feast ... 'Rare' is doubly true: the quality of the playing here deserves that adjective ... lusciously scored and richly violinistic ... such a combination of enterprise, imagination and responsive musicianship is rare indeed" Gramophone Magazine

"Everything here is delightful: the disc is a treasure trove of Gallic urbanity and fine technique ... sumptuous ... Philippe Graffin is one of the biggest young talents among French violinists - the programme seems to be his choice, which proves he has taste and discrimination, and is an excellent showcase for his talents" BBC Music Magazine

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Ulster Hall, Belfast (05/31/2001-06/01/2001).



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Works Details

>Gabriel Fauré (1845 - 1924) : Concerto for Violin in D minor (fragment), Op. 14
  • Performer: Philippe Graffin (Violin)
  • Conductor: Thierry Fischer
  • Ensemble: Ulster Orchestra
  • Notes: Ulster Hall, Belfast (05/31/2001-06/01/2001)
  • Running Time: 15 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1878-1879

>Camille Saint-Saëns (1835 - 1921) : Morceau de concert, for violin & orchestra in G major, Op. 62
  • Performer: Philippe Graffin (Violin)
  • Conductor: Thierry Fischer
  • Notes: Ulster Hall, Belfast (05/31/2001-06/01/2001)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1880

>Lalo, Edouard : Fantaisie norveggienné, for violin & orchestra
  • Performer: Philippe Graffin (Violin)
  • Conductor: Thierry Fischer
  • Notes: Ulster Hall, Belfast (05/31/2001-06/01/2001)
  • Running Time: 13 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1878

>Guiraud, Ernest : Caprice, for violin & orchestra
  • Performer: Philippe Graffin (Violin)
  • Conductor: Thierry Fischer
  • Notes: Ulster Hall, Belfast (05/31/2001-06/01/2001)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: circa 1885

>Lalo, Edouard : Guitare, Op. 28
  • Performer: Philippe Graffin (Violin)
  • Conductor: Thierry Fischer
  • Notes: Ulster Hall, Belfast (05/31/2001-06/01/2001)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1882

>Canteloube, Joseph : Poème, for violin & orchestra
  • Performer: Philippe Graffin (Violin)
  • Conductor: Thierry Fischer
  • Notes: Ulster Hall, Belfast (05/31/2001-06/01/2001)
  • Running Time: 15 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1937