The French Cello – Truls Mørk

César Franck: Sonata for violin and piano (trans. cello) in A major · Francis Poulenc: Sonata for cello and piano · Claude Debussy: Sonata for cello and piano (1915) · Ernest Chausson: Piècemore…, op.39

Truls Mørk, cello · Håkon Austbø, piano

Throughout the album´s 70 minutes the cellist Truls Mørk and pianist Håkon Austbø performs works for the cello by César Franck, Ernest Chausson, Claude Debussy and Francis Poulenc, all pillars of French music for the cello.

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Truls Mørk and Håkon Austbø in the French repertoire

It is the French cello which is at the centre of attention on this album by Truls Mørk and Håkon Austbø. Throughout the album´s 70 minutes the duo performs works for the cello by César Franck, Ernest Chausson, Claude Debussy and Francis Poulenc, all pillars of French music for the instrument. Franck´s Violin Sonata, one of those cyclic compositions beloved of Franck, is an ingenious treatment of just three notes producing many of the work´s themes. Chausson´s ”Piéce for Cello and Piano” is somewhat of a rarity, being one of those lyrically, quiet French works and often overshadowed by the grandeur of many well-known dramatic works of the same period. However, its beauty is unquestionable. Debussy´s Sonata, returning to the old classical forms of French music, was composed “in the ancient, flexible mould with none of the grandiloquence of modern sonatas,” as the composer himself described it. Poulenc´s “Sonata for Cello and Piano” stands out from the composer´s list of works, being more dominated by woodwind pieces. Like his earlier Violin Sonata, it is a substantial work presenting Poulenc at his most imaginative.

Being one of the most outstanding cellists on the international scene, Truls Mørk has distinguished himself at several important national and international competitions, and has since the mid-1980s toured extensively all over the world. Håkon Austbø, on the other hand, has since the 1970s gained international attention and has enjoyed a successful international solo as well as chamber music career.

César Franck |Claude Debussy |Ernst Chausson |Francis Poulenc |Håkon Austbø |James Burnett |Truls Mørk

Release date: 01.05.1991

EAN : 7025560105821

Cat.No.: PSC1058

Priskategori : CD