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GEN 19674
EAN: 4260036256741
18.90 €

Eugène Ysaÿe (1858–1931)  
Poème élégiaque for Violin and Piano in D minor, Op. 12 (1892–93)
Théodore Dubois (18 37–1924)  
Sonata for Violin and Piano in A major (1900)
1. Allegro appassionato
2. Andante quasi adagio
3. Allegro deciso con fuoco
César Franck (1822–1890)  
Sonata for Violin and Piano in A major (1886)
1. Allegretto ben moderato
2. Allegro
3. Recitativo–Fantasia. Ben moderato
4. Allegretto poco mosso

La Belle Époque

Works by Eugène Ysaÿe, Théodore Dubois and César Franck

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Judith Ingolfsson (violin) and Vladimir Stoupel (piano) transport us back to the velvet-lined salons of the Belle Époque with their first GENUIN duo release. The two artists are internationally sought-after not only as soloists. As a duo, they prove to be perfectly attuned to one another and bear witness to their high level of playing with music from the French late Romantic period. In addition to a fabulous rendition of César Franck’s Violin Sonata, they delight us with absolute rarities: Théodore Dubois’ Violin Sonata and Eugène Ysaÿe’s Poème élégiaque. True discoveries, and not only for violin fans!

Nominated for Opus Klassik in two categories: Ensemble of the year and chamber music recording.

Das Orchester
„Das Duo Judith Ingolfsson (Violine) und Vladimir Stoupel (Klavier) lässt an Intensität des Ausdrucks wie auch Klarheit der Struktur nichts zu wünschen übrig. (…) Die Sonate in A-Dur von César Franck, hier in einer tiefschürfenden Darstellung zu erleben, die durch Ingolfssons charakteristischen Geigenton besonderen Reiz erhält.“ Read the whole review from April 2020 here on the Website of das orchester.

"(...) played powerfully, passionately and gracefully at the same time." Remy Franck gives the CD the highest score. To the whole review in Pizzicato from 25.11.19

Das Orchester
"The duo Judith Ingolfsson (violin) and Vladimir Stoupel (piano) leaves nothing to be desired in terms of intensity of expression and clarity of structure. (...) The Sonata in A Major by César Franck, to be experienced here in a profound rendition (...) gains special charm through Ingolfsson’s characteristic violin timbre." Extract of the review by Mathias Nofze from the April issue of "Das Orchester".

france musique
Rodolphe Bruneau-Boulmier and Emilie Munera present the CD in the programme "En pistes! L'actualité du disque classique" from 2.1.2020. Listen to the whole broadcast at "france musique"

The CD "La belle Epoque" was praised in the highest tones in Carme Miró's review of "Suplement de Discos".
Original language: Catalan
"Such a challenging repertoire which was eclipsed by the Great War requires not only great musical and humanist instruction but also impetuous intelligence. (...) Ingofsson sees virtuosity as the search for perfection which she offers to the listener. (...) Ingolfsson and Stoupel explore Franck´s expressive depth with admirable chemistry and show an unequalled understanding of this master work."