Liege Royal Philharmonic, Jean-Jacques Kantorow – Edouard Lalo: Concertante Works for Violin, Cello & Piano (2016) [Qobuz FLAC 24bit/96kHz]

Edouard Lalo – Concertante Works for Violin, Cello & Piano – Liège Royal Philharmonic, Jean-Jacques Kantorow (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 03:08:15 minutes | 3,39 GB | Genre: Classical
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Édouard Lalo made his mark on French music with his opera Le Roi dYs, but his instrumental output also has considerable historical importance, with its resolutely innovative aims for its time. More specifically, his concertante music rewards the attentive ear with a brilliant, skilfully constructed style, studded with fresh rhythmic and harmonic inventions that renew the melodic and orchestral language of the genre. Under the direction of Jean-Jacques Kantorow, himself a violinist and extremely familiar with this repertory, the Liège Royal Philharmonic places itself at the service of the virtuoso fingers of six young soloists from the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel: this anthology provides an opportunity, notably, to renew acquaintance with the violinist Lorenzo Gatto who recently released a recording of the Beethoven Concerto in the famous Symphonie espagnole for violin and orchestra. Works such as the powerful Cello Concerto, the elegant Piano Concerto, the folk-influenced Concerto russe and Fantaisie norvégienne, and the sparkling Introduction et Scherzo on themes from Namouna complete this set, which highlights both the work of the prestigious and internationally renowned Belgian nursery for young talent, recently renovated, and a repertory championed by the Palazzetto Bru Zane, which contributed to the realisation of the project.


Disc 1

Symphonie espagnole pour violon et orchestre en Ré Mineur, Op. 21 (Edouard Lalo)
1 I. Allegro non troppo 08:09
2 II. Scherzando (Allegro molto) 04:11
3 III. Intermezzo (Allegretto non troppo) 06:22
4 IV. Andante 06:51R
5 V. Rondo 08:10

Guitare for Violin and Orchestra in B Minor, Op. 28
6 Guitare pour violon et orchestre en Si Mineur, Op. 28 (Arr. pour violon et orchestre) 03:34

Fantaisie norvégienne pour violon et orchestre
7 I. Allegretto non troppo 05:11
8 II. Andante 04:04
9 III. Allegro 05:09

Romance-Sérénade for Violin and Orchestra
10 Romance-Sérénade pour violon et orchestre 07:23

Fantaisie-Ballet for Violin and Orchestra
11 Fantaisie-Ballet pour violon et orchestre (D’après le ballet Namouna) 10:26

Introduction et scherzo for Violin and Orchestra
12 Introduction et scherzo pour violon et orchestre (D’après le ballet Namouna) 07:11

Disc 2

Concerto pour violon en Fa Majeur, Op. 20
1 I. Andante – Allegro 16:01
2 II. Andantino 05:58
3 III. Allegro con fuoco 06:48

Concerto pour violoncelle en Ré Mineur
4 I. Prélude (Lento – Allegro maestoso) 14:05
5 II. Intermezzo (Andantino con moto – Allegro presto) 06:45
6 III. Introduction (Andante) – Rondeau [Allegro vivace] 08:42

Disc 3

Concerto russe pour violon et orchestre, Op. 29
1 I. Prélude (Andante – Allegro) 13:44
2 II. Chants russes (Lento) 04:26
3 III. Intermezzo (Allegro ma non troppo) 04:21
4 IV. Introduction (Andante) – Chants russes [Vivace] 08:35

Concerto pour piano en Fa Mineur
5 I. Lento – Allegro 10:46
6 II. Lento 05:31
7 III. Allegro 05:52