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French Violin Sonatas
Kristóf Baráti, violin
Klára Würtz, piano
Various Artists (see below)
Here is a seven-CD, extensive collection of violin sonatas by French composers, mainly from the first half of the 20th century, including composers Louise Farrenc, Camille Saint-Saëns, Gabriel Fauré, Claude Debussy, Maurice Ravel, Cesar Franck, Guillaume Lekeu, Henri Vieuxtemps, Rhené-Emmanuel Bâton, Albert Roussel, Francis Poulenc, Darius Milhaud and André Jolivet. They are performed by violinists Kristóf Baráti, Krysia Osostowicz, Mauro Tortorelli; and pianists Klára Würtz, Angela Meluso, Susan Tomes and Matteo Fossi. BELOW: Kristóf Baráti and Klára Würtz perform Debussy, Ravel and Franck Sonatas:
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Isabelle Faust, violin
Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
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According to Wikipedia, Cesar Franck took French nationality in 1872, which makes him French from that date.
That’s true about Franck, but even so allowing, there is another.
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January 30, 2022 at 01:46 AM · At least one of those composers is not French!