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Track(s) taken from CDA67376

Le Sylphe, M73

First line:
Je suis un sylphe, une ombre, un rien, un rêve
author of text

Steven Isserlis (cello), Rebecca Evans (soprano), Stephen Hough (piano)
Recording details: August 2002
Henry Wood Hall, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Nicholas Parker
Engineered by Mike Hatch
Release date: May 2003
Total duration: 4 minutes 58 seconds


'An unalloyed joy … the joy they take in each other’s playing is infectious, and if this doesn’t win a few more awards I’ll eat my CD player' (The Mail on Sunday)

'Steven Isserlis and Stephen Hough give a serene and eloquent performance' (Gramophone)

'The lightness of touch gives the music time to breathe without any unnecessary lingering, and the clarity of balance—and Hough’s fine control of texture—ensures the communication of a wealth of detail that’s often lost' (The Irish Times)

'Steven Isserlis gives a deeply felt and warmly affectionate reading, abetted by Stephen Hough’s sensitive pianism' (Classics Today)

'These sonatas … demand equally matched virtuosi who are also sensitive chamber musicians. Steven Isserlis and Stephen Hough are ideal for both roles' (Nineteenth-Century Music Review)
The Franck songs show two sides of his personality. Le Sylphe written in 1842–3 to words by Alexandre Dumas, is a charming and sensuous example of Franck’s early secular style.

from notes by Steven Isserlis © 2003

Les mélodies de Franck dévoilent deux aspects de son tempérament. Ecrit en 1842–43 sur un poème d’Alexandre Dumas, Le Sylphe est un exemple charmant et sensuel du style séculaire antérieur de Franck.

extrait des notes rédigées par Steven Isserlis © 2003
Français: Isabelle Battioni

Die Lieder Francks zeigen zwei Seiten seiner Persönlichkeit. Das 1842–43 auf Worte von Alexandre Dumas komponierte Lied Le Sylphe ist ein charmantes und sinnliches Beispiel von Francks frühem weltlichen Stil.

aus dem Begleittext von Steven Isserlis © 2003
Deutsch: Elke Hockings

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