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Composers:

César Franck, Ernest Chausson

Participants:

Tale Olsson, violin, Erik Wahlgren, cello och Bengt Forsberg, piano

On the actual birthday we celebrate César Franck, Belgium's greatest composer, sometimes also counted as French because he lived in Paris for more than fifty years. Tale Olsson, violin, Erik Wahlgren, cello and Bengt Forsberg, piano, play his opus 1, a piano trio, but we also hear them two at a time and Bengt as a soloist in later works by Franck. Together they show how he combined classical forms with glowing romanticism. A short piece by Ernest Chausson hints at Franck's importance as a teacher.

Program

César Franck Trio in F minor op.1 (piano, violin, cello; 1841)
César Franck Prelude, aria and final op. 23 (piano solo; 1886–87)
Pause
César Franck Andantino quietoso op. 6 (violin, piano; 1843)
Ernest Chausson: Pièce op. 39 (cello, piano; 1897).
César Franck Sonata in A major (violin, piano; 1886)