10 October 2017
Franck, Chausson Quatuor Zaïde, Karine Deshayes, Jonas Vitaud
Although much acclaimed at the time of its premiere in 1890, César Franck’s quartet is rarely played or recorded; here it is at the centre of this third album by the Quatuor Zaïde, who have repeatedly pursued an original and ambitious discography off the beaten path.
Karine Deshayes and Jonas Vitaud then join the quartet to bring us the torments of a woman madly in love mourning the loss of her beloved through the poetry of Charles Cros and the music of Ernest Chausson. An indisputable masterpiece of French mélodie, Chanson perpétuelle rounds out this snapshot of the late 19th century at the crossroads of Romanticism and Impressionism.
- 1 Franck: D Major Quartet 1. Poco lento 15:05
- 2 Scherzo 5:30
- 3 Larghetto 10:07
- 4 Final 12:37
- 5 Chausson: La Chanson perpétuelle 06:31