February 12, 2013
CDMaria Bachmann and Adam Neiman, French Fantasy (Bridge). Sensitive yet bracingly incisive performances of sonatas by Franck, Saint-Saëns (the D Minor, familiar to Proustians as the model for the "sonate de Vinteuil"), and Debussy, with a lovely performance of Jascha Heifetz's violin-and-piano arrangement of Debussy's "Beau Soir" thrown in for good measure. Bachmann, who doubles as the violinist of Trio Solisti, is one of the outstanding soloists of her generation, and Neiman is no mere "accompanist" but a sonata partner of impeccable authority. This one's a winner (TT).
Posted February 12, 2013 3:47 PM