La Note d'Or

La note d’or

Verena Rein
Ciurlionis Stringquartet, Vilnius

Sergej Okrusko

Catalog number  21031

Works of the Belle Époque (Ernest Chausson, Guillaume Lekeu, Maurice Ravel, Gabriel Fauré)
for soprano, string quartet and piano

“At the end of the 19th century the French Mélodie managed to break away from foreign, above all, German Lied role-models. French composers sought and found their own language of sound which is marked by a subtle balance and extreme differentiation. This recording with Vera Rein, the Lithuanian Čiurlionis-Quartet and the Ukrainian pianist Sergej Okruško presents all these characteristics of French song with temperament and passion. The vocal works by Chausson, Lekeu and Fauré are rounded off by Ravel’s String Quartet in F major. Just like the performances, the quality of the sound recording is at an exceedingly high level.”