JOSEPH-GUY ROPARTZ (1864-1955): Complete Sonatas, Vol. 2 - Violin Sonatas No. 1 in D Minor and No. 3 in A, Cello Sonata No. 1 in G Minor.
Catalogue Number: 09S038
Description: The thirteenth Ropartz release on this label continues a new series with his first sonatas for cello and for violin (from 1904 and 1907 respectively) which still use elements of Franckian cyclic form while moving toward the broad expressive sweep, intense lyricism and the use of aspects of Breton folk music associated with his early maturity. The 1927 third violin sonata is lighter in tone, more condensed in form and charming in appeal. Jean-Marc Philips-Varjabédian (violin), Henri Demarquette (cello), François Kerdoncuff (piano).