1942: Prokofiev, Copland, Poulenc - Violin Sonatas | Delphian DCD34247

1942: Prokofiev, Copland, Poulenc - Violin Sonatas

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Label: Delphian

Cat No: DCD34247

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Chamber

Release Date: 23rd April 2021

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About

Since winning First Prize at the 2016 Young Concert Artists International Auditions in New York, New Zealand-born violinist Benjamin Baker has established a strong presence across the globe, with acclaimed solo, chamber and concerto appearances on five continents. His Delphian recording debut sees him joined by regular duo partner Daniel Lebhardt in a programme of three powerful works which were all begun in 1942.

Each marked in its own way by a world at war, these three sonatas – by Aaron Copland, Francis Poulenc and Sergei Prokofiev – show three of the twentieth century’s most individual and admired composers engaging themes of private loss, political uncertainty and music’s enduring ability both to reflect and to transcend circumstance.

Reviews

Baker’s playing is agile and unforced, giving rein to the music’s lean lyricism... This young duo’s first recording on Delphian deserves every success.
The Observer 23 May 2021

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