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Track(s) taken from CDH55396

Guitarre, Op 28


Philippe Graffin (violin), Ulster Orchestra, Thierry Fischer (conductor)
Recording details: June 2001
Ulster Hall, Belfast, United Kingdom
Produced by Chris Hazell
Engineered by Simon Eadon
Release date: March 2002
Total duration: 3 minutes 40 seconds

Cover artwork: The Maures Mountains (1906/7) by Henri-Edmond Cross (1856-1910)
Private Collection / © Christie's Images / Bridgeman Art Library, London


'Here, with a warm-blooded Ulster orchestra in support, [Graffin] brings a host of rare works to the fore. All are rewarding' (The Strad)

'This is exactly the kind of disc that Hyperion has perfected over many years. Originally released roughly a decade ago to considerable acclaim it is now re-released on their budget Helios label. Excellence of this calibre available at bargain price makes it all but compulsory for anyone interested in rare repertoire for the violin who missed it first time around' (MusicWeb International)

'One of the most charming discs of French music it has been my pleasure to review … [the pieces] could well have been written for Graffin’s silky smooth playing, each work so lovingly shaped, the fast passages despatched with an easy virtuosity. In Fischer and the admirable Ulster Orchestra, Graffin has devoted colleagues, the engineers adding icing to the cake' (Yorkshire Post)
Guitarre, Op 28, is an encore piece for violin and piano which Lalo (himself a violinist of Spanish descent) wrote for his own use. It was Gabriel Pierné who resurrected the work when he orchestrated it, long after Lalo’s disappearance, to suit one of his programmes with the Colonne Orchestra.

from notes by Philippe Graffin © 2002

Guitarre op. 28 est un bis pour violon et piano que Lalo (lui-même d’origine espagnole) écrivit pour son propre usage. C’est Gabriel Pierné qui ressuscita l’œuvre lorsqu’il l’orchestra, bien après la disparition de Lalo, pour un de ses programmes avec l’Orchestre Colonne.

extrait des notes rédigées par Philippe Graffin © 2002
Français: Isabelle Battioni

Guitarre op. 28 ist ein frühes Zugabestück für Geige und Klavier, das Lalo (selbst ein Geiger spanischer Abstammung) für den eigenen Vortrag schuf. Gabriel Pierné war es, der das Werk wieder zum Leben erweckte, als er es orchestrierte, lange nachdem Lalo in Vegessenheit geraten war, um es in eines seiner Programme mit dem Orchestre Colonne aufzunehmen.

aus dem Begleittext von Philippe Graffin © 2002
Deutsch: Anne Steeb/Bernd Müller

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