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French Showpieces (Concert français)
Camille Saint-Saens, Hector Berlioz, Ernest Chausson
French Showpieces (Concert franšais)
Genre: Classical
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All Artists: Camille Saint-Saens, Hector Berlioz, Ernest Chausson, Claude Debussy, Darius Milhaud, Jules Massenet, Yoav Talmi, Orchestre Symphonique de Québec
Title: French Showpieces (Concert franšais)
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Analekta
Original Release Date: 1/1/2002
Re-Release Date: 4/9/2002
Genre: Classical
Styles: Chamber Music, Forms & Genres, Concertos, Historical Periods, Classical (c.1770-1830), Instruments, Strings, Symphonies
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 774204315122

CD Reviews

Talmi and Ehnes: Magnificent Duo Perform Saint-Saens
Elizabeth Smith | Glendale, AZ United States | 09/26/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Originally heard Saint-Saens' "Introduction et Rondo Capriccioso, Op. 28," with Yoav Talmi conducting the Quebec Symphony Orchestra and James Ehnes as the featured artist for violin on our local classical music FM radio station while driving home from work. This trip, normally punctuated with good classical music, rarely makes me pull over to the side of the road to concentrate on one of the station's selections. However, in this case the music did just that! Ehnes and his violin perform the "Rondo" -- a repertoire workhorse for violinists -- with crystalline clarity and at the same time with richness and depth. His technique is precise and careful; each note stands alone and in conjunction with every other note, no cheating or sliding over the hard parts, no slurring of the passages --you have to hear his play to fully understand what this means. The truly car-stopping moment came about during the "Introduction" when his exquisite sensitivity to the plaintive and haunting feel of the first section of this piece occurred. I was stunned. In a nutshell, I highly recommend the entire CD, which contains the same brilliant collaboration between Talmi, Ehnes, and the Quebec Symphony Orchestra on other French pieces, but buy it if for no other reason than to hear Ehnes's "Rondo Capriccioso.""