8 Songs, 45 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

The young Canadian violinist Blake Pouliot and his regular piano partner Hsin-I Huang bring great style to two of the greatest of French violin sonatas. Debussy’s very last completed work seems to preview a new, sparer language, less songful and more urgent, with plentiful gazes in the direction of gypsy playing. Pouliot and Huang perform it with character and a genuine feeling of improvisation. Ravel’s Sonata, with its pungent, slinky Blues central movement, is a great piece for display and both players throw themselves into the work with terrific spirit––as they also do with the French composer’s sizzling Tzigane.

Mastered for iTunes

EDITORS’ NOTES

The young Canadian violinist Blake Pouliot and his regular piano partner Hsin-I Huang bring great style to two of the greatest of French violin sonatas. Debussy’s very last completed work seems to preview a new, sparer language, less songful and more urgent, with plentiful gazes in the direction of gypsy playing. Pouliot and Huang perform it with character and a genuine feeling of improvisation. Ravel’s Sonata, with its pungent, slinky Blues central movement, is a great piece for display and both players throw themselves into the work with terrific spirit––as they also do with the French composer’s sizzling Tzigane.

Mastered for iTunes
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