Lalo: Concerto Russe & Piano Concerto


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Lalo: Concerto Russe & Piano Concerto



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2nd July 2012




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Lalo: Concerto Russe & Piano Concerto


Concerto Russe, Op. 29

Jean-Jacques Kantorow (violin)

Romance-Sérénade for violin and orchestra

Jean-Jacques Kantorow (violin)

Fantaisie-ballet for violin and orchestra

Jean-Jacques Kantorow (violin)

Guitarre, Op. 28

orchestrated by Gabriel Pierné

Jean-Jacques Kantorow (violin)

Piano Concerto in F minor

Pierre-Alain Volondat (piano)



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Jean-Jacques Kantorow follows his critically acclaimed recording of music by Édouard Lalo with a second disc featuring two further works that were originally intended for Sarasate, the brief Fantaisie-ballet on themes from Lalo’s ballet Namouna, and the large-scale Concerto russe.

The Concerto russe borrows themes from two wedding songs included by Rimsky-Korsakov in his collection 100 Russian Folk Songs.

The disc closes with the Piano Concerto from 1888 – the composer’s final major work, played by Pierre-Alain Volondat.

Edouard Lalo: Concerto russe, Op. 29

I. Prelude - Allegro

II. Chants russes

III. Intermezzo

IV. Introduction - Chants russes

Edouard Lalo: Romance-serenade


Edouard Lalo: Fantaisie-ballet


Edouard Lalo: Guitare, Op. 28 (arr. G. Pierne for violin and orchestra)

Guitare, Op. 28 (arr. G. Pierne for violin and orchestra)

Edouard Lalo: Piano Concerto in F minor

I. Lento - Allegro

II. Lento

III. Allegro

The Guardian

9th August 2012


“Edouard Lalo's music is rarely played now, so this album is a welcome addition to his discography...Pierre-Alain Volondat is the heavyweight soloist in the Piano Concerto, Kees Bakels the energetic conductor.”

BBC Music Magazine

October 2012


“Four of the five works show off Kantorow's transcendent virtuosity, but the finest is the 1888 Piano Concerto, well interpreted by Volondat.”

Gramophone Magazine

Awards Issue 2012

“The Piano Concerto...could hardly be played with greater assurance and affection than by Volondat...Kantorow's brilliance evokes memories of Sarasate himself. The recordings are exemplary in sound and balance.”

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