Elegance, and expressiveness.
Sonatas by Strauss & Franck – A radical quest for authenticity
Guillaume and I worked day and night on both pieces and tried to do justice to every phrase to give it contour and depth. During this radical quest for authenticity, we went to our utmost limits and beyond to comprehend these scores as profoundly as possible, extract the composers' substance, and penetrate Strauss and Franck's endless musical universe. We knew that we had an obligation to make a 'strong statement' amid the ocean of legendary recordings availables. We believe we have achieved this and hope our listeners can feel and hear it.
Brieuc Vourch and Guillaume Vincent are kindred spirits whose ensemble playing always displays a natural coherence. With the shimmering intensity of the sound they produce, their effortless virtuosity and, above all, their emotional energy and eloquent facility, these two artists breathe completely new life into César Franck and especially the young Richard Strauss.
This recording is titled with the Pizzicato Award, was nominated two times CD of the day of Radio France Musique, CD of the Year of Radio Romania Muzical, as well as for the Opus Klassik 2022 and International Music Awards 2022.
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