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Classical - Released May 26, 2011 | Fuga Libera

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Much like Schumann some years later, Schubert had a brief period in which a flourish of chamber music was produced. In Schubert's case, the piano trios in B flat major and D major and the little-played Fantasie in D for violin and piano were the result. The two trios are marvels of intricacy and maturity, each reflecting a wealth of contrasting emotional states from sheer joy to subdued melancholy. While the two trios have an assured place in the literature, the violin Fantasie is a bit more uncertain. It is an uncharacteristically virtuosic, nebulous composition, making it a challenge for performers and listeners alike. Joining these three works on this Fuga Libera two-disc set is the equally enigmatic Arpeggione Sonata; this sonata is far more straightforward melodically, but was composed for an instrument that had limited popularity even in Schubert's time. Cellists have since adopted the sonata as their own. Performing here is the Trio Dali, an ensemble that continues to produce favorable results on recording endeavors. The heart of the program -- the two piano trios -- is performed with the utmost elegance and finesse. The combined sound is slightly diffuse on this recording, but still provides a decent amount of clarity and edge to individual notes. Pacing is lively, never allowing the sometimes protracted movements to become stodgy. Special kudos are owed to violinist Vineta Sareika for her valiant execution of the Fantasie. Her technique is polished and exacting, and she makes great strides to make this piece more accessible to her audience. © TiVo
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Classical - Released January 22, 2009 | Fuga Libera

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Of all the compositions of Maurice Ravel, it is perhaps in his chamber music that we hear the true distillation of his artistry, the broad range of styles that influenced his composition, and the manifold textures he was able to create with a minimum of instrumentation. From his chamber music repertoire, this Fuga Libera album focuses on the three works for combinations of violin, cello, and piano. Performed by Trio Dali (who takes its name from the Chinese city, not the Spanish artist), the program opens the Piano Trio, in which the Trio Dali quickly establishes itself as a group replete with both technical brilliance and musical depth. The sound quality is warm and sultry, a perfect match for Ravel's intricate and multifaceted trio. Balance is sometimes an issue, with the piano often dominating and covering up the cello in particular. The Sonata for Violin & Cello is performed with equal amounts of precision and introspection, but without the balance issues. Violinist Vineta Sareika and cellist Christian-Pierre La Marca do a remarkable job of blending together; everything from timbre, vibrato, and articulation matches brilliantly. The disc concludes with the Violin Sonata, a work for which Ravel received much criticism but has since garnered much deserved appreciation. The piano asserts itself a bit too much again, but does not create a significant barrier to the violin's clear, piercing sound. Overall, this is certainly an album worth checking out, and the Trio Dali is an ensemble to watch. © TiVo
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Classical - Released March 18, 2013 | Vogue

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Classical - Released November 27, 2020 | naïve classique

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This new concept album confirms an already well-established trend, that of a new generation of young classical musicians who feel stifled by their repertoires and want to open the doors to freedom, or to what they see as freedom. In Cello 360, Christian-Pierre La Marca created a work for solo cello without any accompaniment, totally cross-genre, which pays no heed to temporal or stylistic boundaries. It runs from Marin Marais to Dutilleux, from Purcell to Ligeti, from Thierry Escaich to Charlie Chaplin and The Beatles with disarming ease and a technical mastery which lets him give free rein to his artistic expression. Having only one (beautiful) instrument at his disposal, he plays with different bows, which prove so important for the production of sound, attack, power and rhythmic subtlety. He also selects different acoustics and sound recording techniques to match his chosen works.  His album, which doesn't belong in any one realm, defies classification. © François Hudry/Qobuz
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Classical - Released February 26, 2016 | Sony Classical

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Classical - Released March 18, 2013 | Vogue

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Classical - Released April 6, 2018 | Sony Classical

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Art Songs, Mélodies & Lieder - Released March 28, 2011 | Sony Classical

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Classical - Released March 28, 2011 | Sony Classical

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Classical - Released October 28, 2020 | naïve classique

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Classical - Released November 4, 2020 | naïve classique

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Classical - Released September 10, 2021 | naïve

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Classical - Released August 27, 2021 | naïve classique

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Classical - To be released October 22, 2021 | naïve

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Classical - Released November 20, 2020 | naïve classique

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