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Elgar - Mot d’amour: Works for Violin and Piano

Catalogue numberBIS-2659 SACD
Release date2024-07-05
Orig. sample rate96000 Hz

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After tackling Schumann, Liszt, Brahms, Schoenberg, and Hindemith, Ulf Wallin and Roland Pöntinen now focus their attention on the late-romantic English composer Edward Elgar. ‘Mot d’amour’, which takes its title from one of his early compositions for violin, presents a substantial part of Elgar’s output for violin and piano, spanning his entire career.

Best known for his symphonic and choral works, Elgar is also the composer of chamber works that, although few in number, achieve a high standard. The Violin Sonata, a mature composition contemporary with his two other major chamber pieces, is regarded by Elgar connoisseurs as one of his masterpieces. Inspired by Brahms’s sonatas, Elgar’s own, composed in the peaceful surroundings of his rented countryside cottage, is a work of wide expressive range and emotional impact, with every superfluous note eliminated from the overall design.

As for the other pieces that appear here, they show a lighter side of the composer, sometimes playful, sometimes melancholic. Unashamedly belonging to the genre of salon music, these works testify to Elgar’s versatility, his melodic gift, and his ability to turn a seemingly light genre into a vehicle for secret emotion—often charming but always devoid of sentimentality.
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Extra material for download
  Elgar: Violin Sonata in E minor, Op. 82 26:12
01 I. Allegro 08:39 $ 1.30 USD
02 II. Romance. Andante 08:00 $ 1.20 USD
03 III. Allegro, non troppo 09:33 $ 1.43 USD
04 Op. 15: No. 1 Chanson de nuit 03:54 $ 0.59 USD
05 Op. 15: No. 2 Chanson de matin 02:56 $ 0.44 USD
06 Op. 13: No. 1 Mot d'amour 02:11 $ 0.33 USD
07 Op. 13: No. 2 Bizarrerie 02:36 $ 0.39 USD
08 Romance in E Minor, Op. 1 05:18 $ 0.80 USD
09 Salut d'amour, Op. 12 03:19 $ 0.50 USD
10 Adieu 02:29 $ 0.37 USD
11 Allegretto on G-E-D-G-E 04:33 $ 0.68 USD
  Sospiri, Op. 70
12 Sospiri, Op. 70 03:53 $ 0.58 USD
  Album total 57:21
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