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Enescu: Chamber Music 1895-1906
Tatiana Samouil (violin), Gérard Caussé (viola), Justus Grimm (cello), Vincent Lucas (flute), Frédéric Mellardi (trumpet) & Claudia Bara (piano)
All the works included in this collection were composed around 1900, during one of Enescu’s most productive periods. The artists performing them are Slavonic and French, contributing to making Enescu’s music universal. The works includes Ballade for violin and piano, Concert piece for viola and piano and Aubade for string trio.
“The performances are warm and sympathetic throughout, underpinned by Claudia Bara's sensitive playing...The instrumental soloists all acquit themselves with aplomb, not least cellist Justus Grimm and flautist Vincent Lucas, although the performance I admired most was Gerard Causse's of the viola Konzertstuck” Gramophone Magazine, April 2012
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A Recital of Intimate Works
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George Enescu - Piano Works Volume 2
Luiza Borac caused a sensation with her debut disc for Avie, of Enescu’s Three Piano Suites. The disc garnered unanimous critical acclaim and secured her place on the musical map. Luiza is the greatest living exponent of her compatriot’s endlessly revelatory piano music. For her second offering of Enescu’s solo piano music she has unearthed two works, the Nocturne and the Scherzo, making her survey the most complete available set on the market. George Enescu was “the greatest musical phenomenon since Mozart” according to Pablo Casals. He was boundlessly prodigious yet only 33 works are known to survive, probably the result of his staggering capacity to maintain entire musical creations in his mind without committing them to manuscript. Hence, of his three piano sonatas only Nos. 1 and 3 exist today! Luiza’s empathetic interpretations are themselves a revelation making this an outstanding contribution to the catalogue.
“A most valuable CD … One hopes that it might be the first instalment of a second Enescu piano music survey.”
– The Gramophone
“…a set to place Enescu among the great piano composers, superbly played and recorded.” BBC Music Magazine, May 2006 *****
“…tone-painting that conjures the subtlest shades, expansive and exotic and, in the hands of a musician as dedicated as Luiza Borac, utterly absorbing. She obviously loves the music and to own these records is to own a standing invitation to a world where impressionism, musical folklore and emotional generosity all play a crucial role.” Gramophone Magazine, June 2006
BBC Music Magazine
Instrumental Choice - May 2006
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