Vera Novakova, violin et Maki Belkin, piano
Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971) : Suite Italienne pour violon et piano, Duo Concertant pour violon et piano, Divertimento pour violon et piano
The violinist Vera Novakova had already graced the 2008 edition of the Festival du Printemps des Arts with her intelligence and sensitivity. Continuing this happy relationship, her new recording, entirely dedicated to Stravinsky (whose chamber music performers too often neglect) is revelatory. Keeping her bearings in the mosaic of styles Stravinsky works with, she brings an immediate and luminous freshness to music that is meant to be playful, lively and colorful – be it in the Suite italienne and the virtuoso Duo concertant (both 1932) or in the Divertimento (Stravinsky’s own transcription of his 1928 ballet The Fairy’s Kiss). The close rapport between the violinist and her pianist Maki Belkin brings every detail of these scores to light.
Durée totale : 56’25”