Chausson – Ravel – Enescu

ERNEST CHAUSSON (1855-1899)
Poem for violin and orchestra op.25

MAURICE RAVEL (1875-1937)
Tzigane, Concert Rhapsody for violin and orchestra

GEORGE ENESCU (1881-1955)
ROMANIAN CAPRICE FOR VIOLIN AND ORCHESTRA
Tempo di Hora
Lento
Allegro molto

David Grimal violon
LES DISSONANCES

Label : La Dolce Volta – Réf : LDV97

George Enescu was undoubtedly one of the most extraordinary musicians I have met in my life, along with Béla Bartók.

‘These words were spoken by Lord Yehudi Menuhin outside his cabin door on the Mermoz when I met him more than twenty- five years ago. I remember that, at the mention of George Enescu’s name, Menuhin seemed almost like the child prodigy he had been more than seventy years before. His eyes lit up with admiration and gratitude for the man who had been his mentor. For Enescu was like a shooting star, traversing the century in a constant voyage between his Romanian roots and France, his adopted country. A classmate of Ravel’s in the counterpoint class at the Paris Conservatoire and an ardent advocate of Chausson’s Poème, Enescu is the very symbol of the musician as humanist.’ – David Grimal