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Jennifer Pike Plays Franck, Debussy & Ravel - Jennifer Pike (violin); Martin Roscoe (piano)
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  1. Sonata for violin & piano, CD 148 (L. 140)
  2. Sonata for violin & piano No. 2 in G major, M. 77
  3. Sonata for violin & piano in A major, FWV 8
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The violin and piano sonatas of Claude Debussy and Maurice Ravel draw on foreign idioms: gypsy music in Debussy's case and African-American blues in Ravel's. But they remain completely French works, spiced with something exotic, and British violinist Jennifer Pike forges interpretations that keep this in mind. Start with the "Blues" slow movement of the Ravel Violin Sonata in G major: Pike and her accompanist, Martin Roscoe, avoid exaggerating the bluesy qualities of the music and instead emphasize the odd, almost tense ...

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Jennifer Pike Plays Franck, Debussy & Ravel 2011, Chandos

UPC: 095115166727

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