Ensemble des Equilibres – Des cordes marines Trios for Violin, Alto and Cello (2017) [Qobuz FLAC 24bit/88,2kHz]

Ensemble des Equilibres – Des cordes marines Trios for Violin, Alto and Cello (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time – 58:43 minutes | 969 MB | Genre: Classical
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The Ensemble des Equilibres, touched by the beauty and artistic importance of three great works: Jean Cras (1879-1932), Joseph-Ermend Bonnal (1880-1944) and Albert Roussel (1869-1937) ) – a fundamental part of the French classical repertoire, has set itself the task of immortalizing them in the form of a disc, in order to offer the general public the pleasure of discovering them, and to assure to these works the posterity which come back. This one leaves at ARION at the end of February 2017.

On the occasion of the launching of this new opus, the musicians of the ensemble will have the pleasure of presenting to the public two of these works: the trios of Bonnal and Cras. The two composers have a common background in both of them: a naval officer and composer for Cras, a very serious organist of Sainte Clotilde and a ragtime composer under the pseudonym Guy Marylis for Ermend-Bonnal. And where Bonnal was inspired by his dear Basque Country, Cras opened wide the doors of his music to the influences of the many countries he visited.

The three Madrigals for violin and viola of the Czech Bohuslav Martinu (1890-1959), himself a pupil of Albert Roussel, will complete this program.


Joseph Ermend-Bonnal (1880-1944)
Trio for violin, alto and cello
1 I. Bidassoa 05:25
2 II. Navarra 09:20
3 III. Rapsodie du sud 06:13

Jean Cras (1879-1932)
String trio No 3
4 I. — 07:25
5 II. Lento 07:07
6 III. Animé 04:29
7 IV. Très animé 05:32

Albert Roussel (1869-1937)
String trio, Op. 58
8 I. Allegro moderato 03:46
9 II. Adagio 06:33
10 III. Allegro con spirito 02:48