Three Sonatas for Violin and Piano
An Odyssey of Terrors and the Maturing Sonatas of Mieczysław Weinberg
Ten, fifteen years ago, only connoisseurs knew who Mieczysław Weinberg was. The likes of David Fanning, Per Skans, Tommy Persson, Martin Anderson, or Robert Reilly (in “Surprised by Beauty: A Listener’s Guide to the Recovery of Modern Music”) introduced him passionately to a small but growing audience. Now Weinberg has become the poster-boy for a truly great but neglected composer enjoying a renaissance.
ENSEMBLE DES EQUILIBRES
Agnès Pyka, violin
Laurent Wagschal, piano
Touched by the beauty and artistic importance of three unknown works : String trio of Jean Cras , Joseph-Ermend Bonnal and Albert Roussel, basic parts of the french repertoire of the 20th century, Des Equilibres had a mission : immortalize them on a record.
Three Madrigals by Bohuslav MARTINU (1937)
String trio by Joseph ERMEND-BONNAL (1934)
String trio by Jean CRAS (1925)
With Agnès PYKA (violin), Blandine LEYDIER (viola), Armance Quéro (cello)
DES EQUILIBRES RECORDING SANDOR VERESS
Des Equilibres recorded trios & quartets of the Hungarian composer S.Veress (Hungaroton records – HCD 32691).
Because they are relentlessly on the lookout for innovative works and fresh repertoires, Des Equilibres chose to record two quartets written by Hungarian composer Sandor Veress. This is the very first recording of this work worldwide.
- FIRST STRING QUARTET
- SECOND STRING QUARTET (worldwide premiere)
- STRING TRIO
HUNGAROTON records – Recorded in Budapest, 14th-20th February 2011