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French Impressions. Saint-Saëns: Violin Concerto no.3 in B minor op.61. Ysaÿe: Berceuse de l’enfant pauvre op.20, Rêve d’enfant op.16 (orch. d’Alba). Chausson: Poème op.25. Ravel: Tzigane

Electrifying accounts of Gallic classics for violin

Thursday, 01 December 2011
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Musicians
Rachel Kolly d’Alba (violin) Bienne Symphony Orchestra/Jean-Jacques Kantorow, Pays de la Loire National Orchestra/John Axelrod
Composer
Saint-Saëns, Ysaÿe, Chausson, Ravel
Catalogue number
Warner Classics 2564 67181-4
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