PAGANINI: Violin Concerto No. 2 in b minor; Violin Concerto No. 5 – Alexandre Dubach, violin/ Orch. Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo/ Lawrence Foster – Claves
Inscribed in 1993 as part of the complete cycle of Paganini concertos, this installment provides excitement and technical mastery.
FRANCK: Chamber Works = Piano Trios Nos. 1 & 2; Grand Fantasia; Andantino Quietoso – Mariana Sibu, violin/ Ruxandra Colan, violin/ Mihai Dancila, c./ Mihail Sarbu, p. – Dynamic
An assemblage of Cesar Franck’s early chamber music oeuvre reveals a spirit much in sympathy with lyrical melodists Mendelssohn and Schubert .