Debussy Chamber Music

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Debussy
Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune [transcribed by Benno Sachs for string quartet, double bass, flute, oboe, clarinet, antique cymbals, piano and harmonium]
Sonata for Violin and Piano
Sonata for Cello and Piano
Sonata for Flute, Viola and Harp
Syrinx


Reviewed by: Paul Cherry

Reviewed: December 2006
CD No: DG ELOQUENCE 476 7703
Duration: 57 minutes

This release is launched by Dwyer’s flute: a languorous ‘Faune’, sensitively transcribed by Sachs (around 1920), and has Syrinx ravishingly to itself. In the sonatas, the three that Debussy completed from six, Silverstein is richly elusive, the impassioned Eskin introspective and humorous – interesting to have a young MTT partnering two Boston legends – and the intriguing trio-sonata is cool and elegant.

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