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Franco Mezzena – La Recherche (2021) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Franco Mezzena – La Recherche (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 58:10 minutes | 843 MB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Odradek Records

A sumptuous album of French and Belgian music for violin and piano, performed with unique intimacy and poetry by long-term partners Franco Mezzena and Elena Ballario.
Cesar Franck’s Violin Sonata in A Major is his most celebrated work, a perfect example of cyclical form resulting in music of ardour and spirit, the two protagonists engaged in a lively and exhilarating dialogue that culminates in a thrilling finale. Franck had promised a violin sonata to Cosima Wagner, but it was Eugene Ysaye’s request for a wedding piece that finally galvanised him to compose the work.
Debussy’s Violin Sonata was his last complete composition, written in the shadow of the First World War. The work reflects some of the internal tussle the composer was experiencing during the conflict, but with his characteristic fluidity and nuanced harmonies. Debussy said of the work: “Through a quite humane contradiction, it is full of a joyous tumult”.

Florent Schmitt was a French composer who absorbed Germanic influences to create a rich and passionate vocabulary. His music has seen a revival in recent years, and his Four Pieces for Violin and Piano encompass a lyrical Lied, brooding Nocturne, sunny Serenade and remarkably dramatic Barcarolle.
Italian musicians Franco Mezzena (violin) and Elena Ballario (piano) have been collaborating for some time, resulting in a performance style of real kinship, warmth and understanding. With Odradek they have also made a superb recording of Schubert’s Piano Trios as part of the Mezzena/Patria/Ballario Trio.

Tracklist:

1. Franco Mezzena – Sonata for Violin and Piano in A major, FWV 8, CFF 123: I. Allegretto ben moderato
2. Franco Mezzena – Sonata for Violin and Piano in A major, FWV 8, CFF 123: II. Allegro
3. Franco Mezzena – Sonata for Violin and Piano in A major, FWV 8, CFF 123: III. Recitativo-Fantasia – Ben moderato
4. Franco Mezzena – Sonata for Violin and Piano in A Major, FWV 8, CFF 123: IV. Allegretto poco mosso
5. Franco Mezzena – Sonata for Violin and Piano in G minor, L.140: I. Allegro vivo
6. Franco Mezzena – Sonata for Violin and Piano in G minor, L.140: II. Intermède – Fantasque et léger
7. Franco Mezzena – Sonata for Violin and Piano in G minor, L.140: III. Finale – Très animé
8. Franco Mezzena – Four Pieces for Violin and Piano, Op. 25: I. Lied
9. Franco Mezzena – Four Pieces for Violin and Piano, Op. 25: II. Nocturne
10. Franco Mezzena – Four Pieces for Violin and Piano, Op. 25: III. Sérénade
11. Franco Mezzena – Four Pieces for Violin and Piano, Op. 25: IV. Barcarolle

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