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Ginette Neveu
Ernest Chausson, Claude Debussy, Maurice Ravel
Ginette Neveu
Genres: Pop, Classical
 
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Intense, beautiful playing
08/14/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Ginette Neveu was a first rate musician, especially in French
music. This recording will amaze anyone familir with these pieces. The recorded sound isn't stereo or even hi-fi but
the sound that comes through has more texture and presence than
many recordings made with more modern equipment. All great artists have a unique "sound", Neveu's was beautiful and intense, blazing hot at every level of volume. Even the more reticent passages never lose their focus or presence. Her attention to detail was wonderful but always in service to the piece as a whole. The Chausson Poeme on this recording could just make a convert of me."
Tragic Neveu
Michael L. Jorgensen | Tallahassee, FL USA | 07/05/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"It was a huge loss to the world of music and art when Ginette Neveu died tragically in a plane crash. People who are alive today are lucky enough to be able to hear her in the recordings that she left behind.This CD is an excellent collection of performances. Having seen the clip of her performing the Chausson in the Art of the Violin documentary (if you haven't seen this, GO RENT/BUY IT!!!!), I decided that I wanted to get a recording of her playing it. She brings to her performace such a weight of emotion and sensitivity. The Debussy Sonata is extremely enjoyable. Also, if you look at the times, it's one of the FASTEST played recordings as well. Being used to hearing it a little slower, there are some parts that do sound a little hurried to me. However, it's just a different interpretation. Neveu is certainly selling the piece the way she hears it.I'm not a big fan of the Strauss Sonata, so I don't listen to it that often...This CD has a lot of offer...check it out! The only drawback is that it was recorded so long ago...the orchestra on the Chausson sounds not so great..."
An invaluable musical rarity!
Hiram Gomez Pardo | Valencia, Venezuela | 04/02/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"You should not forget Strauss dedicated this sonorous gem to the violin princess, the always reminded Ginette, the most emblematic charismatic and passionate female violinist ever born. Her premature death became an instantaneous legend.

Debussy Violin Sonata just finds a serious winner:Artur Grumiaux, but Ravel 's Habanera is unique.

What else can I add to express her superb grandness? . The eternity lives fallen in love about the fruits of the time"