Paul Le Flem
Quintet for Piano & Strings in C minor 36:40
Sonata for Violin & Piano (1905) 28:57
Louvigny String Quartet
Alain Jacquon, piano
Le Flem's quintet sounds like it is a close relative of Ravel's string quartet or Faure's first piano quartet both in tonality and in emotional evocations. This haunting chamber music deserves a wider audience. The playing by Jacquon and the Louvigny String Quartet (Philip Koch & Fabian Perdichizzi, violins; Ilan Schneider, viola; Aleksandr Kramouchin, cello) is excellent, and the entire CD is an impressionist treat.