℗ 2014 Chandos

Fauré - Lekeu - Ravel (French Violin Sonatas)

Tasmin Little, Martin Roscoe

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Violin Sonata in G Major  
Très modéré – Vif et passionné – Très modéré
Guillaume Lekeu; Tasmin Little; Martin Roscoe
II. Très lent – [ ] – Tempo I
Guillaume Lekeu; Tasmin Little; Martin Roscoe
III. Très animé – Très modéré – Très animé (Premier mouvement) – Très modéré – Très animé (Premier mouvement) – Très modéré – Très vite
Guillaume Lekeu; Tasmin Little; Martin Roscoe
Sonata movement in A Minor for Violin and Piano
Maurice Ravel; Tasmin Little; Martin Roscoe
Violin Sonata No. 1 in A Major, Op. 13  
I. Allegro molto
Gabriel Fauré; Tasmin Little; Martin Roscoe
II. Andante
Gabriel Fauré; Tasmin Little; Martin Roscoe
III. Allegro vivo
Gabriel Fauré; Tasmin Little; Martin Roscoe
IV. Allegro quasi presto
Gabriel Fauré; Tasmin Little; Martin Roscoe
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    72:51
"Four Stars ... typically well-constructed and enticing ..."
- BBC Music Magazine

"... a passionate, full-blooded performance of the Lekeu sonata, taking on board the 22-year-old composer’s lofty tone and high ambitions ... aided by a fine, generous recording ..."
- Gramophone

"... must surely be counted among the finest, heading a highly original programme. The emotion of the work is evident from the first phrase, beautifully poised between expansiveness and forward motion as played by Little. It is captured in gloriously full sound ... all three works here are the product of youth, but nevertheless show complete mastery of the material ..."
- International Record Review

Tasmin Little explores three great French violin sonatas on this recording accompanied by pianist Martin Roscoe, her longstanding chamber music partner. They immerse themselves in the music of three of the best late 19th century French composers: Guillaume Lekeu, Maurice Ravel and Gabriel Fauré, whose Violin Sonata No. 1 in A Major has become a reference in the romantic repertoire.
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Chandos Studio Masters

Recording venue Potton Hall, Dunwich, Suffolk; 1 – 3 July 2013
Recording producer: Rachel Smith
Sound engineer: Ralph Couzens
Assistant engineer: Paul Quilter
Editor: Rachel Smith
A & R administrator: Sue Shortridge
Front cover: Photograph of Tasmin Little © Benjamin Ealovega Photography
Back cover: Photograph of Martin Roscoe by Eric Richmond
Inlay card: Photographs of Tasmin Little and her violin © Benjamin Ealovega Photography
Design and typesetting: Cap & Anchor Design Co.
Booklet editor: Finn S. Gundersen
Steinway Model D (587462) concert grand piano courtesy of Potton Hall
Piano technician: Graham Cooke DipMIT, MPTA
Page turner: Peter Willsher

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