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Saint-Saëns: Violin Sonata No. 1; Berceuse; Triptyque; Elégie; Romance / Fanny Clamagirand, violin; Vanya Cohen, piano

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> Violin Sonata No. 1 in D minor, Op. 75 - I. Allegro agitato -
> Violin Sonata No. 1 in D minor, Op. 75 - I. Adagio
> Violin Sonata No. 1 in D minor, Op. 75 - II. Allegretto moderato -
> Violin Sonata No. 1 in D minor, Op. 75 - II. Allegro molto
> Berceuse in B flat major, Op. 38 - Berceuse in B flat major, Op. 38
> Elegie in F major, Op. 160 - Elegie in F major, Op. 160
> Elegie in D major, Op. 143 - Elegie in D major, Op. 143
> Sarabande et rigaudon, Op. 93 (version for violin and piano) - Sarabande
> Sarabande et rigaudon, Op. 93 (version for violin and piano) - Rigaudon
> Romance in D flat major, Op. 37 (version for violin and piano) - Romance in D flat major, Op. 37 (version for violin and piano)
> L'air de la pendule in A minor - L'air de la pendule in A minor
> Triptyque in D major, Op. 136 - I. Premice
> Triptyque in D major, Op. 136 - II. Vision Congolaise
> Triptyque in D major, Op. 136 - III. Joyeusete

Album Summary

>Saint-Saëns, Camille : Sonata for Violin and Piano no 1 in D minor, Op. 75
>Saint-Saëns, Camille : Berceuse for violin & piano in B flat major, Op. 38
>Saint-Saëns, Camille : Elegy no 2 for violin & piano, Op. 160
>Saint-Saëns, Camille : Elegy no 1 for violin & piano, Op. 143
>Saint-Saëns, Camille : Sarabande et rigaudon, for strings in E major, Op. 93
>Saint-Saëns, Camille : romance
>Saint-Saëns, Camille : L'air de la pendule, for violin & piano
>Saint-Saëns, Camille : Triptyque, for violin & piano, Op. 136
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Notes & Reviews:

I like nothing better than chamber music,' Saint-Saëns once wrote to a violinist friend and, indeed, he did much to promote the genre in Paris during the second half of the 19th century. Prominent among his works for violin and piano is the technically challenging 1885 Violin Sonata No. 1 which balances passion with clarity. The Triptyque of 1912 shows his mastery of melody, rhythm and metre, and elsewhere in this first volume one finds numerous examples of his instinct for charm and characterisation.

MusicWeb International, 3rd July 2013
Fanny Clamagirand is an excellent young violinist whose sweet tone, gentle vibrato, and gift for lyrical expression make her ideal for this romantic repertoire. Vanya Cohen's accompaniments shine, too, and highlight the inventive ways that Saint-Sadns uses his main instrument.

American Record Guide, September/October 2013
Fanny Clamagirand has studied with Jean- Jacques Kantorow, Itzhak Rashkovsky, and Pavel Vernikov. She won first prize at the 2005 Fritz Kreisler Competition and the 2007 Monte Carlo Violin Masters Competition. Her debut recording was of Eugene Ysaye's Six Solo Violin Sonatas, and she has already recorded Saint-Saens's violin concertos for Naxos. For the last few years, she has formed a duo with Vanya Cohen, who studied with Bruno Rigutto and Lazar Berman. Clamagirand and Cohen begin their recital with the Violin Sonata 1. They are obviously well rehearsed and sympathetic to the music. The main attraction of this release to me is the shorter works. Saint-Saens was a very talented composer, and he wrote beautifully for the violin even though he himself was a pianist. My favorites are the surprisingly lively Elegie Op. 143 and the Sarabande & Rigaudon of 1892, which reminds me of similar historically inspired piano music by Debussy from about the same time. Clamagirand plays a violin made by Matteo Goffriller in 1700. Clear, well-balanced sound.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Wyastone Concert Hall, Monmouth, UK (06/13/2011-06/15/2011).



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>Camille Saint-Saëns (1835 - 1921) : Sonata for Violin and Piano no 1 in D minor, Op. 75
  • Performers: Fanny Clamagirand (Violin); Vanya Cohen (Piano)
  • Notes: Wyastone Concert Hall, Monmouth, UK (06/13/2011-06/15/2011)
  • Running Time: 22 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1885

>Camille Saint-Saëns (1835 - 1921) : Berceuse for violin & piano in B flat major, Op. 38
  • Performers: Fanny Clamagirand (Violin); Vanya Cohen (Piano)
  • Notes: Wyastone Concert Hall, Monmouth, UK (06/13/2011-06/15/2011)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1871

>Camille Saint-Saëns (1835 - 1921) : Elegy no 2 for violin & piano, Op. 160
  • Performers: Fanny Clamagirand (Violin); Vanya Cohen (Piano)
  • Notes: Wyastone Concert Hall, Monmouth, UK (06/13/2011-06/15/2011)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1920

>Camille Saint-Saëns (1835 - 1921) : Elegy no 1 for violin & piano, Op. 143
  • Performers: Fanny Clamagirand (Violin); Vanya Cohen (Piano)
  • Notes: Wyastone Concert Hall, Monmouth, UK (06/13/2011-06/15/2011)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1915

>Camille Saint-Saëns (1835 - 1921) : Sarabande et rigaudon, for strings in E major, Op. 93
  • Performers: Fanny Clamagirand (Violin); Vanya Cohen (Piano)
  • Notes: Wyastone Concert Hall, Monmouth, UK (06/13/2011-06/15/2011)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1892

>Camille Saint-Saëns (1835 - 1921) : romance
  • Performers: Fanny Clamagirand (Violin); Vanya Cohen (Piano)
  • Notes: Wyastone Concert Hall, Monmouth, UK (06/13/2011-06/15/2011)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1871

>Camille Saint-Saëns (1835 - 1921) : L'air de la pendule, for violin & piano
  • Performers: Fanny Clamagirand (Violin); Vanya Cohen (Piano)
  • Notes: Wyastone Concert Hall, Monmouth, UK (06/13/2011-06/15/2011)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: circa 1918

>Camille Saint-Saëns (1835 - 1921) : Triptyque, for violin & piano, Op. 136
  • Performers: Fanny Clamagirand (Violin); Vanya Cohen (Piano)
  • Notes: Wyastone Concert Hall, Monmouth, UK (06/13/2011-06/15/2011)
  • Running Time: 13 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1912