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Hyperion CDA67294

Gabriel Fauré

Violin Concerto in D Minor, Op. 14 (1878-9)

Camille Saint-Saëns

Morceau de Concert in G Major, Op. 62 (1880)

Eduard Lalo

Fantaisie Norvégienne (1878)
Guitarre, Op. 28 (1882)

Ernest Guiraud

Caprice (1884)

Joseph Canteloube

Poème (1918)

Philippe Graffin, violin
Ulster Orchestra/Thierry Fischer
Hyperion CDA67294 71:13

This collection of short French pieces is useful in that few have been otherwise recorded. The Fauré concerto is incomplete but still worth hearing. Some may know the orchestral version of the Lalo fantasy. Nothing here to plumb emotional depths, just enjoyable music.

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