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A.MAGNARD - CHAMBER MUSIC INTEGRALE
2014

             


A.MAGNARD - CHAMBER MUSIC INTEGRALE
2014
             
Jacques Bonnaure, Classica (F)
On admirera sans réserve Camille Thomas dans la Sonate pour violoncelle qui donne de celle-ci une version de toute beauté.

François Laurent, Diapason (F)
Quelle vitalité, quel souffle dans le Trio sous les mains de Laurent Wagschal et de ses deux partenaires. On oublie que l'oeuvre totalise plus de trente-six minutes...

Michael Cookson, MusicWebInternational (UK)
Written in 1909/10 the compact Cello Sonata in A major, Op. 20 is cast in four movements and lasts just under half an hour. Written after his opera Bérénice this is amongst the finest of French cello sonatas. It is a highly attractive and compelling work and has been recorded several times. Cellist Camille Thomas with Wagschal, a dedicated partnership, shine in this score, communicating passion and vitality from start to finish. Marked Sans lenteur the starkly beautiful opening movement is played with proficiency and determination. The short second movement Sans faiblir is blustery and restlessly percussive with a central passage of relative calm although an unsettling undercurrent is discernible. Prominently serious in character yet with a conspicuously pining quality the lengthy Funèbre has a middle section of unsettling tension that borders on the aggressive. The Finale: Rondement is stormy and passionate on the surface revealing itself as a veneer over an undertow of solemn yearning. The second CD begins with the Piano Trio in F minor, Op. 18 from 1904/05. This is conventionally scored for piano, violin and cello. A considerable work in four movements, the booklet notes describe it as less complex than its close predecessor the String Quartet, Op. 16. The trio of Wagschal, Païdassi and Thomas play with impeccable ensemble and eloquence throughout. The dense and unsettling opening movement is marked Sombre. With an overall positive outlook the second movement Chantant is lyrical and summery while the light Scherzo marked Vif, Tempo de valse is appealing and undemanding. The Finale: Largement - Vif is substantial at thirteen and a half minutes and complex too. It's crammed with varied ideas and rewards for the listener. There is a beautifully calm and dreamlike ending. In 2014 the centenary year of his death the chamber music of Albéric Magnard is wonderfully served by this new release on Timpani.

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Les Salons de Musique - ARTE

             
Bloch - Prayer from Jewish life

A compilation of some of the most beautiful
moment of the Salons de Musique, ARTE
concert music show, featuring artists
such as Jean-Guihen Queyras,
Shani Diluka, Henri Demarquette, Camille Thomas,
Beatrice Berrut, Julie Fuchs, Valentin Erben
from the Alban Berg Quartet etc...
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A.MAGNARD - CHAMBER MUSIC INTEGRALE


             

Sonate op.20 & Trio avec piano op.18
avec le pianiste Laurent Wagschal et la violoniste Solenne Païdassi
Timpani, septembre 2014
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A CENTURY OF RUSSIAN COLORS


             

S.Rachmaninoff, D.Kabalewski et L.Auerbach
Camille Thomas, Violoncelle
Beatrice Berrut, Piano
Fuga Libera (mai 2013)

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REMINISCENCES


             

FAURÉ Élégie - Après un rêve
SAINT-SAËNS Le Cygne
FRANCK Sonate en la majeur
YSAŸE Sonate pour violoncelle seul op.28
FAURÉ Les Berceaux - Sicilienne
SAINT-SAËNS Sérénade
DUPARC L'Invitation au voyage
La Dolce Volta (2016)
ESTORE | AMAZON | ITUNES