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Bezaly · Ashkenazy · Sonatas

Composer Gabriel Fauré
César Franck
Performer Vladimir Ashkenazy
Sharon Bezaly
Period Romantic
Catalogue Number BIS-2259 SACD
EAN 7318599922591
Format SACD Hybrid

This hybrid disc plays on both CD and SACD players
SACD Surround - SACD Stereo - CD Stereo

Release date Oct 2017
Total time 75'06

Behind the scenes with Bezaly & Ashkenazy (~ 4 min.)

The flautist Sharon Bezaly has, over the past 20 years, released some 40 discs on BIS, recordings which have contributed to the international recognition that she enjoys. Both on disc and in concert she has done much to champion new repertoire – she has had no less than&&& 20 concertos dedicated to her. On her new disc, however, she turns to core repertoire, although not necessarily that of her own instrument.

The two sonatas by César Franck and Gabriel Fauré were composed with the violin in mind, and even though Prokofiev's sonata was originally intended for the flute it is often heard in the composer's own version for violin and piano. But joined by the legendary pianist and conductor Vladimir Askenazy, Sharon Bezaly now claims (and reclaims) the three works for her own instrument, in eloquent performances that make the best possible case for the flute.
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  César Franck
  Sonata in A major for violin and piano 26'59
01 I. Allegretto ben moderato 6'15
02 II. Allegro 7'46
03 III. Ben moderato: Recitativo-Fantasia 6'33
04 IV. Allegretto poco mosso 6'25
  Gabriel Fauré
  Sonata No.1 in A major for violin and piano, Op. 13 23'52
05 I. Allegro molto 9'14
06 II. Andante 6'14
07 III. Allegro vivo 3'29
08 IV. Allegro quasi presto 4'55
  Sergey Prokofiev
  Sonata in D major for flute and piano, Op. 94 22'31
09 I. Moderato 8'08
10 II. Scherzo. Presto 4'38
11 III. Andante 3'28
12 IV. Allegro con brio 6'17
  Album total 75'06
FluteBezaly, Sharon
PianoAshkenazy, Vladimir
ArrangerBezaly, Sharon
Rampal, Jean-Pierre
ComposerFauré, Gabriel
Franck, César
Prokofiev, Sergey

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