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CHAUSSON, E.: Concert for Violin, Piano and String Quartet / Piano Trio (Meadowmount Trio, Wihan String Quartet)


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CHAUSSON, E.: Concert for Violin, Piano and String Quartet / Piano Trio (Meadowmount Trio, Wihan String Quartet)

The première of Chausson’s Concert in D major was a major triumph for the composer. Not only had the great Eugène Ysaÿe performed on violin, but audiences and critics had recognised a work of exceptional intensity, passion and haunting beauty. Its actual genre may have proved elusive, as it is hardly a conventionally laid-out chamber work, but it remains one of the most important works in the French repertoire. The Piano Trio was written when Chausson was 26. Though somewhat indebted to Franck, it immediately evokes its own charged sense of atmosphere. The Wihan is one of the world’s leading quartets, and the Meadowmount Trio has been admired for its “exquisite beauty of tone and sparkling rhythmic energy.” (

Chausson, Ernest

  Concert for Violin, Piano and String Quartet in D Major, Op. 21
1.   I. Decide - Anime 00:15:02
2.   II. Sicilienne: Pas Vite 00:04:35
3.   III. Grave 00:11:00
4.   IV. Tres anime 00:11:38
  Piano Trio in G Minor, Op. 3
5.   I. Pas trop lent - Anime 00:11:24
6.   II. Vite 00:04:07
7.   III. Assez lent 00:09:33
8.   IV. Anime 00:09:00

Total Playing Time: 01:16:19

Chausson, Ernest

Meadowmount Trio; Wihan String Quartet

Larsen, Eric; Shipps, Stephen

Label: Naxos

Genre: Chamber Music

Period: Romantic

Catalogue No: 8.572468

Barcode: 747313246878

Physical Release: 09/2011

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