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Poulenc | Debussy | Koechlin | Françaix | Messiaen

Cameron Crozman, cello
Philip Chiu, piano

ACD2 2787

Cavatine, the debut album of cellist Cameron Crozman and pianist Philip Chiu, explores the refined world of French music in the first half of the 20th century.   Framed by the great Sonatas of Debussy and Poulenc, the programme includes lesser-known works by Messiaen, Koechlin, and Françaix.   Together, they paint a vivid picture of the multitude of styles — from the impressionist to the surrealist — that defined the era.

Described as a “mature artist with a profound musical imagination,” (Toronto Concert Reviews), Cameron Crozman is being hailed as one of Canada's leading young cellists.   Maintaining an active performance schedule in North America and Europe, engagements have taken Cameron to such prestigious venues as the Shanghai Oriental Arts Center, Berliner Philharmonie, Paris Philharmonie, Philadelphia's Mann Centre, Montreal's Maison Symphonique, and Canada's National Arts Centre.

An avid chamber musician, Cameron Crozman is frequently invited to perform with world leading artists and ensembles.   He has already performed with the likes of James Ehnes, André Laplante, Huw Watkins, Martin Beaver, Gérard Caussé, James Campbell, and members of the Ébène, New Zealand, and Penderecki String Quartets.

Philip Chiu concertizes extensively as one of Canada's most sought-after chamber musicians.   He has appeared in recitals with leading musicians of the world stage, including James Ehnes, Raphael Wallfisch, Patrice Fontanarosa, Regis Pasquier, Matt Haimovitz, Radovan Vlatkovic, Stefan Dohr, Philippe Bernold, Alex Klein, and Eugene Isotov.   Along with pianist Janelle Fung, he forms one of Canada's most exciting piano duos, the Fung-Chiu Duo.

      Sonate pour violoncelle et piano, FP 143
  1. I. Allegro - Tempo di marcia     5:53
  2. II. Cavatine     6:53
  3. III. Ballabile     3:25
  4. IV. Finale     6:22

CLAUDE DEBUSSY (1862-1918)
      Sonate pour violoncelle et piano, CD 144
  5. I. Prologue     4:22
  6. II. Sérénade     3:20
  7. III. Finale     3:42

      Chansons bretonnes pour violoncelle et pianosur des thèmes de l'ancien Folklore, op. 115
  8. 1. La Prophétie de Gwenc'hlan (1er Recueil, n° 1)     2:25
  9. 2. Le Seigneur Nann et la Fée (1er Recueil, n° 2)     2:53
10. 3. Saint-Efflam et le Roi Arthur (1er Recueil, n° 5)     0:48
11. 4. Iannik Skolan (2e Recueil, n° 5)     1:10
12. 5. Notre-Dame du Folgoat (2e Recueil, n° 4)     2:10
13. 6. Le Vin des Gaulois (1er Recueil, n° 3)     0:46

JEAN FRANÇAIX (1912-1997)
14. - 24. Variations de concert pour violoncelle et piano     11:49

25. Quatuor pour la fin du’Temps
      « Louange à l'éternité de Jésus »
      pour violoncelle et piano     8:46

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