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Augustin Dumay, Louis Lortie - Cesar Franck & Richard Strauss: Violin Sonatas (2013)

Augustin Dumay, Louis Lortie - César Franck & Richard Strauss: Violin Sonatas (2013)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 327 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 179 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Onyx Classics | # ONYX4096 | Time: 01:13:10

Cesar Franck's passionate and sunny Violin Sonata has long been regarded as one of the greatest in the repertoire, and is the work of a composer at the height of his powers. Richard Strauss's Violin Sonata, composed a year after Franck's in 1887, is the work of a young composer on the cusp of discovering his mature voice; lyrical and sumptuous, it has all the hallmarks of his later style. Performed here by distinguished violinist and conductor Augustin Dumay and French-Canadian pianist Louis Lortie, this recording marks the duo's recording debut. In addition to the sonatas, this album includes two Franck rarities - Melancolie and the Prelude, Fugue and Variation Op.18 for organ, heard here in an arrangement by Dumay and Lortie. The recording concludes with the wonderful Heifetz arrangement of Strauss's song Auf stillem Waldespfad.
Joshua Bell, Jeremy Denk - French Impressions: Camille Saint-Saens, Cesar Franck, Maurice Ravel (2012) [Repost]

Joshua Bell, Jeremy Denk - French Impressions (2012)
Camille Saint-Saëns, Cesar Franck, Maurice Ravel

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 299 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 171 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Sony Classical | # 88697891822 | Time: 01:07:19

Unusually the liner note deserves a mention ahead of the music: the fine pianist Jeremy Denk, half of this regular duo, manages to encapsulate the elusiveness of French romantic music with such insight in a few sharp sentences, his words almost shape the way we listen to this superbly played disc. Saint-Saëns' wistful and emotional Sonata No 1 and Ravel's bluesy, ironic sonata have a whipped, airy quality. Joshua Bell plays with fire and finesse, with Denk a powerful ally. Franck's dark-light violin sonata, mysterious, ardent and far more than the sum of its parts when played as majestically as here, forms the centrepiece of this seriously beguiling disc.

Cesar FRANCK - Olivier LATRY In Spiritum (2005)  

Posted by galmuchet at Jan. 15, 2008
Cesar FRANCK - Olivier LATRY In Spiritum (2005)

Cesar FRANCK - Olivier LATRY In Spiritum (2005)
RIP+UP | ape format| All CD Covers & Sticker | 208 Mb
CD audio (4 juillet 2005)
Label Deutsche Grammophon

Liszt considérait que l’œuvre d’orgue de César Franck pouvait être placée au même plan que les chefs d’œuvre de Bach. Olivier Latry nous convie à un voyage spirituel à travers ce monde expressif d’une richesse et d’une variété incomparables, qui culmine « in spiritum » dans le chant du cygne de Franck, les Trois Chorals. Sur le Grand-orgue de Notre-Dame de Paris, la plus grande réussite de Cavaillé-Coll, Olivier Latry exploite les nouvelles sonorités orchestrales mises à disposition de Franck par ce facteur d’orgue légendaire.

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Antonin Dvorak & Cesar Franck - Piano Quintets (1988) [Clifford Curzon]

Antonín Dvorák & César Franck - Piano Quintets (1988)
Clifford Curzon, piano; Vienna Philharmonic String Quartet

XLD | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 338 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 179 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca | # 421 153-2 | Time: 01:09:24

This CD features two quite lovely piano quintets, beautifully played by a quartet of players from the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra with Clifford Curzon at the piano. The first piece is by Antonin Dvorak, who composed two piano quintets. The first of these is a relatively early work that Dvorak composed in 1872 when he was 31. The second of his quintets was composed only 15 years later and remains one of his most popular chamber works. The other piece on the CD is by César Franck and, along with his other major chamber works - the violin sonata and the string quartet - reminds the listener of the atmosphere of Franck's best known work, the symphony in d minor.
Jennifer Pike, Martin Roscoe - Violin Sonatas (Cesar Franck, Claude Debussy, Maurice Ravel) (2011)

Jennifer Pike, Martin Roscoe - Violin Sonatas (Cesar Franck, Claude Debussy, Maurice Ravel) (2011)
Classical | Eac. Flac, Image+Cue, Log | Scans | 270.79 MB
Label: Chandos Records | TT: 60:05

The violin and piano sonatas of Claude Debussy and Maurice Ravel draw on foreign idioms: gypsy music in Debussy's case and African-American blues in Ravel's. But they remain completely French works, spiced with something exotic, and British violinist Jennifer Pike forges interpretations that keep this in mind. Start with the "Blues" slow movement of the Ravel Violin Sonata in G major: Pike and her accompanist, Martin Roscoe, avoid exaggerating the bluesy qualities of the music and instead emphasize the odd, almost tense disconnection between violin and piano that, combined with the languid blues melodies, gives this piece its special piquancy.
Living Stereo: Arthur Rubinstein - Saint-Saens / Liszt / Franck (2007) {Hybrid-SACD // ISO & HiRes FLAC} [RE-UP]

Arthur Rubinstein - Saint-Saens / Liszt / Franck
Symphony of the Air, Alfred Wallenstein, conductor
SACD ISO (2.0/MCH): 2,03 GB | 24B/88,2kHz Stereo FLAC: 956 MB | Full Artwork
Label/Cat#: RCA "Living Stereo" # 88697-08279-2 | Country/Year: Europe 2007 | 5% Recovery Info
Genre: Classical | Style: Romantic

Arthur Rubinstein had performed Saint-Saens Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 22 many times throughout his concert career; in fact, this was one of the pieces on the program of his first public concert given in 1900. The style in which he plays it is simply captivating. It's not a serious concerto in the German-school, but rather a light-hearted and somewhat amusing concerto. This is probably the most famous recording of the composition, and it's no wonder why. The Symphonic Variations of Cesar Franck are fantastic, full of energy, vitality and French-Romantic beauty.
Franck, C.: Symhony in D minor; Roussel, A.: Symphony No. 3 – ONF; Bernstein

Cesar Franck: Symphony in D minor; Albert Roussel: Symphony No. 3 – Orchestre National de France; Leonard Bernstein
1 CD | EAC Rip | 345 MB | FLAC+LOG+Cue | Complete scans
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Recorded 1981 | Published: 1994 | Catalog Number 445512-2GMA

Leonard Bernstein's rendition of the Franck Symphony, is typically larger than life, with a huge contrast of tempo and a typically generous emotional outpouring. What makes this disc even more special, however, is the inclusion of what is probably the best-ever performance of Roussel's fabulous Third Symphony. - David Hurwitz, Editorial Reviews - Amazon.com
Living Stereo: Arthur Rubinstein - Saint-Saens / Liszt / Franck (2007) {Hybrid-SACD // ISO & HiRes FLAC}

Arthur Rubinstein - Saint-Saens / Liszt / Franck
Symphony of the Air, Alfred Wallenstein, conductor
SACD ISO (2.0/MCH): 2,03 GB | 24B/88,2kHz Stereo FLAC: 956 MB | Full Artwork
Label/Cat#: RCA "Living Stereo" # 88697-08279-2 | Country/Year: Europe 2007 | 5% Recovery Info
Genre: Classical | Style: Romantic

Arthur Rubinstein had performed Saint-Saens Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 22 many times throughout his concert career; in fact, this was one of the pieces on the program of his first public concert given in 1900. The style in which he plays it is simply captivating. It's not a serious concerto in the German-school, but rather a light-hearted and somewhat amusing concerto. This is probably the most famous recording of the composition, and it's no wonder why. The Symphonic Variations of Cesar Franck are fantastic, full of energy, vitality and French-Romantic beauty.
Doris Schwartzberg & Martha Argerich : Franck - Debussy - Schumann (Repost)

Cesar Franck: Sonata for Violin and Piano in A Major | Claude Debussy: Sonata for Violin and Piano in G Minor | Robert Schumann: Fantasy Pieces Op. 73 (2006)
Dora Schwartzberg (violin), Martha Argerich (piano)
XLD Rip | lossless | ALAC + FLAC (Tracks)+LOG+CUE+Scans (600dpi) | 53:48 min | 347MB (ALAC) + 235MB (FLAC) + 33MB Scans
Label: avanticlassics | Genre: Classical / style: Chamber Music

Dora Schwartzberg is a well-known teacher, soloist and orchestral musician, originally from Russia, but now living in Vienna. She is best known to disc-buyers as a chamber music colleague of Martha Argerich and others of the Martha Argerich Project, part of the Lugano Festival. With members of the Project she has recorded the Schumann Piano Quartet and Quintet for EMI and the Schumann violin sonatas for the present label avanticlassics, of which more later. She is heard again in Schumann’s Fantasiestücke on this disc and in two of the most famous French violin sonatas.
William Kreindler
French Organ Music: From the Revolution to Franck and Widor

French Organ Music: From the Revolution to Franck and Widor
Publisher: University of Rochester Press | pages: 337 | 1999 | ISBN: 1580460712 | CHM | 10,1 mb

Nineteenth-century French organ music attracts an ever-increasing number of performers and devotees. The music of Cesar Franck and other distinguished composers-Boëly, Guilmant, Widor-and the impact upon this repertoire of the organ-building achievements of Aristide Cavaillé-Coll, are here explored through stylistic analysis, the study of the compositional process, and the exploration of how ideas about organ technique and performance practice traditions developed and became codified. New consideration is also given to the political and cultural contexts within which Franck and other French organist-composers worked.