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Label:
  Praga Digitals - http://www.pragadigitals.com/
Serial:
  PRD/DSD 250 286
Title:
  Ravel: Chamber Works for Violin - Rozhdestvensky, Marfurt, Kanka
Description:
  Maurice Ravel: Tzigane, Violin Sonata in G major, Berceuse sur le nom de Gabriel Fauré, Sonata for Violin and Cello, Piece en forme de Habanera, Sonate Posthume

Sasha Rozhdestvensky (violin)
Josiane Marfurt (piano)
Michal Kanka (cello)
Track listing:
 
Genre:
  Classical - Chamber
Content:
  Stereo/Multichannel
Media:
  Hybrid
Recording type:
  PCM
Recording info:
 

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Review by JJ January 19, 2012 (3 of 6 found this review helpful)
Performance:   Sonics:
Here is an exemplary SACD by any standards, devoted to chamber music for violin by Maurice Ravel. Exemplary in its program, with “Tzigane,” the “Sonata for Violin and Piano” dating from 1923-1927, the “Berceuse on the Name of Gabriel Fauré” from 1922, the “Sonata for Violin and Cello” from 1920-22, the “Piece in the Form of Habanera,” dating from 1907, and the “Sonata in One Movement,” Op. Posthumous from 1897. Also exemplary is the unceasingly inspired playing of these admirable pages, which spotlights “a rhythmic refinement that is as free as it is polished,” as Pierre-Emile Barbier remarks, and which the artists present play to the hilt. Finally, exemplary for the quality of a DSD sound recording of the highest order that doesn’t mar the instruments of their original tones. This is without a doubt great Ravel disc towards which you will often return to savor music which is pure and essential.

Jean-Jacques Millo
Translation Lawrence Schulman

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Works: 6  

Maurice Ravel - Berceuse sur le nom de Gabriel Fauré, M. 74
Maurice Ravel - Sonata for Violin and Cello, M. 73
Maurice Ravel - Sonata for Violin and Piano in A minor, M. 12 "Posthumous sonata"
Maurice Ravel - Sonata for Violin and Piano in G major, M. 77
Maurice Ravel - Tzigane "Rhapsodie de concert", M. 76
Maurice Ravel - Vocalise-étude en forme de Habanera, M. 51