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GODARD: Violin Concerto No. 2 / Concerto romantique / Scenes poetiques


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GODARD: Violin Concerto No. 2 / Concerto romantique / Scenes poetiques

As a boy Benjamin Godard was a celebrated violin prodigy, but later turned to composition as his life's work. With the notable exception of the ever-popular Berceuse from the opera Jocelyn, the most of Godard's works have fallen out of the repertoire. A thorough romantic in the Schumann-Mendelssohn mould, Godard was best known for his short atmospheric pieces and stave works, while his short piano pieces have recently garnered new respect. Two of his most successful longer works are the Concerto Romantique and the Violin Concerto No. 2, both featuring deft virtuoso writing for the violin and the romantic sensibility of the mid-19th century.

Godard, Benjamin

  Violin Concerto No. 2 in G Minor, Op. 131
1.   I. Allegro moderato 00:10:45
2.   II. Adagio quasi andante 00:07:47
3.   III. Allegro non troppo 00:06:27
  Concerto romantique, Op. 35
4.   I. Allegro moderato 00:06:46
5.   II. Adagio non troppo 00:07:49
6.   III. Canzonetta: Allegretto moderato 00:03:41
7.   IV. Allegro molto 00:05:09
  Scenes poetiques, Op. 46
8.   No. 1. Dans les bois 00:05:47
9.   No. 2. Dans les champs 00:03:00
10.   No. 3. Sur la montagne 00:04:41
11.   No. 4. Au village 00:03:55

Total Playing Time: 01:05:47

Godard, Benjamin

Trevor, Kirk

Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra, Košice

Hanslip, Chloë

Label: Naxos

Series: 19th Century Violinist Composers

Genre: Concertos; Orchestral

Period: Romantic

Catalogue No: 8.570554

Barcode: 0747313055470

Physical Release: 02/2008

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