Many artistic movements arose in the 1920s, notably France's composer group 'Les Six'. Its aesthetic was defined as being a reaction to the colorations and complexities of impressionism and was developed alongside the flowering of neoclassicism. ''No more evanescence, shimmering...haziness, fluidity, but firm outlines. It is a return to formal precision and concision.
Although Georges Auric and Louis Durey made no additions to the violin sonata repertory, Darius Milhaud, Arthur Honegger, Germaine Tailleferre, and Francis Poulenc tackled the genre several times. The sonatas of Honegger and Tailleferre in this album come from the 'Group des Six' period; Milhaud's Second Sonata dates from his stay in Brazil and Poulenc's work is a much later composition.
This special, high-quality Durand edition bundles together four exceptional sonatas for the price of one. Includes piano part, pull out violin part, and an extensive introduction with analyses of each work.
Milhaud: Violin Sonata No. 2, Op. 40
- Honegger: Violin Sonata No. 2
- Tailleferre: Violin Sonata No. 1
- Poulenc: Violin Sonata