Shmuel Ashkenasi (violin), Yehuda Hanani (cello), James Tocco (piano)
Eduard Franck sits at the very heart of the German Romantic movement. He was a great friend, and student, of Mendelssohn, with whom he played fourhand piano concerts, as well as cultivating the friendship of Robert Schumann. His music reflects these allegiances and kinships whilst also showing his very personal lyrical gift and bold harmonic sense, not least in the forward-looking Violin Sonata Op 23. His later Cello Sonata Op 42 calls for an equal pairing in music alternating power and elegance, whilst the Piano Trio Op 22 embodies profuse lyricism.
E Franck Piano Trio in E-flat major Op 22, Cello Sonata in F major Op 42, Violin Sonata in A major Op 23
Running Time: 1 hr 18 min