Patricia Kopatchinskaja / Polina Leschenko Deux (Bartók, Poulenc & Ravel)

Deux (Bartók, Poulenc & Ravel)

Patricia Kopatchinskaja / Polina Leschenko

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Released on February 15, 2018 by Alpha

Main artist: Patricia Kopatchinskaja

Genre: Classical > Chamber Music

Distinctions: Gramophone Editor's Choice (February 2018)

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Album : 1 disk - 7 tracks Total length : 00:52:51

  1. 1 Violin Sonata, FP 119: I. Allegro con fuoco

    Francis Poulenc, Composer - Polina Leschenko, MainArtist - Patricia Kopatchinskaja, MainArtist Copyright : Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France

  2. 2 Violin Sonata, FP 119: II. Intermezzo. Très lent et calme

    Francis Poulenc, Composer - Polina Leschenko, MainArtist - Patricia Kopatchinskaja, MainArtist Copyright : Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France

  3. 3 Violin Sonata, FP 119: III. Presto tragico. Strictement la double plus lent

    Francis Poulenc, Composer - Polina Leschenko, MainArtist - Patricia Kopatchinskaja, MainArtist Copyright : Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France

  4. 4 Coppélia: Waltz (Arr. for Piano by Ernst von Dohnányi)

    Léo Delibes, Composer - Polina Leschenko, MainArtist Copyright : Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France

  5. 5 Violin Sonata No. 2, Sz. 76: I. Molto moderato

    Bela Bartok, Composer - Polina Leschenko, MainArtist - Patricia Kopatchinskaja, MainArtist Copyright : Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France

  6. 6 Violin Sonata No. 2, Sz. 76: II. Allegretto

    Bela Bartok, Composer - Polina Leschenko, MainArtist - Patricia Kopatchinskaja, MainArtist Copyright : Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France

  7. 7 Tzigane, M. 76

    Maurice Ravel, Composer - Polina Leschenko, MainArtist - Patricia Kopatchinskaja, MainArtist Copyright : Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France

About

The least that one could say about the art of Moldavian violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja is that one cannot be left indifferent by it - so completely does she set herself apart from her "smoother", more mainstream peers. One only needs to hear her explosive reading of Ravel's Tzigane, where she is particularly daring: the result is extravagant, but in reality, it is wholly in keeping with the spirit of this score, which too many violinists play prissily: after listening to this, you'll not want to hear it played any other way. Kopatchinskaja murmurs, rages, dreams, swoons, surges, explodes, caresses, grips, undulates, chirrups and slaps through the ten minutes of this humorous, provocative, bravura performance. Doubtless the serious Bartók wouldn't have relished Ravel's pseudo-Hungarian allusions - not understanding that the French composer was simply lampooning the Viennese pseudo-Hungarian-Tzigane style - going by his Second Sonata for Violin and Piano, which is both dogmatically Magyar and Bartókian, a rather gruff piece all in all. Much less gruff is the sumptuous Sonata by Poulenc, written in 1943 in a tone which is sometimes tragic - even if the facetious Poulenc undertakes his own personal Resistance by working into each of his three movements a quotation from Tea for Two, a song forbidden under the Occupation. Pianist Polia Leschenko offers the violinist a breather with the short but efficient waltz  Coppelia by Dohnanyi, a little Franco-Hungarian wink, a prelude to the big wink Tzigane, which crowns the album. © SM/Qobuz

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