Sonata for Violin and Piano / Three chorals for organ
Karl-Andreas Kolly / Simone Riniker / David Riniker
MDG 9031855 - 0760623185569
César Franck’s Violin Sonata is a diamond solitaire of the violin literature and is also popular with cellists; the outstanding qualities of both stringed instruments form a perfect union in David Riniker’s brand-new version for piano trio.
Shortly prior to his death Franck kept a resolution that he had made many years before. His Trois Chorales creates the impression of a legacy in which he repeatedly refers to his great model Bach. But France’s magnificent organ romanticism, above all reflected in Widor’s works, is also reflected in this music. Very much in keeping with Franck, who arranged numerous organ works for piano, Karl-Andreas Kolly performs his own piano version.
The phenomenal bass register of the “Manfred Bürki” Steinway concert grand piano of 1901 offers a profound foundation, and Kolly’s skillful hands even produce what is actually impossible – 32’ sounds! This high-resolution SACD recording guaranteeing genuine three-dimensional listening pleasure in the home with MDG’S 2 2 2 sound is the perfect complement to this suggestion.
1Soanat for Violin and Piano (arr. For Piano Trio: David Riniker)Allegro ben moderato06:31
2Soanat for Violin and Piano (arr. For Piano Trio: David Riniker)Allegro08:02
3Soanat for Violin and Piano (arr. For Piano Trio: David Riniker)Recitativo-Fantasia. Ben Moderato07:59
4Soanat for Violin and Piano (arr. For Piano Trio: David Riniker)Allegretto poco mosso06:49
5Trois chorals pour orgue (arr. Fo Piano Trio: K.-A. Kolly)I. Moderato12:08
6Trois chorals pour orgue (arr. Fo Piano Trio: K.-A. Kolly)II. Maestoso11:47
7Trois chorals pour orgue (arr. Fo Piano Trio: K.-A. Kolly)III. Quasi allegro10:43