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Daniel Hope

Belle Epoque

Deutsche Grammophon

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1 ERNEST CHAUSSON: CONCERTO FOR VIOLIN, PIANO AND STRING QUARTET IN D MAJOR OP. 21  
2 Sicilienne. Pas Vite  
3 Grave  
4 Finale  
5 CLAUDE DEBUSSY: REVERIE L 68  
6 JULES MASSENET: MEDITATION 5:31  
7 RICHARD STRAUSS: MORGEN! OP. 27/4  
8 ARNOLD SCHOENBERG: NOTTURNO  
9 EDWARD ELGAR: CHANSON DE MATIN OP. 15/2  
10 Introduction And Allegro Op. 47  
11 SERGEI RACHMANINOV: ROMANCE OP. 6/1  
12 ARNOLD SCHOENBERG: PIECE IN D MINOR  
13 ALEXANDER ZEMLINSKY: SERENADE IN A MAJOR  
14 CHARLES KOECHLIN: 4 LITTLE PIECES OP. 32 / TRES MODERE  
15 Scherzando  
16 Andante  
17 GABRIEL FAURE: ANDANTE OP. 75  
18 MAURICE RAVEL: SONATE POSTHUME  
19 ALBAN BERG: SCHLIE?E MIR DIE AUGEN BEIDE  
20 GEORGE ENESCU: Impromptu Concertant  
21 GABRIEL FAURE: MORCEAU DE LECTURE  
22 PAUL JUON: BERCEUSE OP. 28/3  
23 ALBAN BERG: WINTER  
24 FRANK BRIDGE: VALSE RUSSE  
25 CLAUDE DEBUSSY: La Fille Aux Cheveux De Lin  
26 FRITZ KREISLER: LIEBESLEID  
27 REYNALDO HAHN: A CHLORIS  
28 CLAUDE DEBUSSY: MINSTRELS  
29 ANTON WEBERN: 4 PIECES OP. 7 / SEHR LANGSAM  
30 Rasch  
31 Bewegt  
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It was the age of the Lumière Brothers, Alexander Graham Bell, Karl Benz, the Wright Brothers and Louis Blériot, Marie Curie and Louis Pasteur – an age not unlike our own, marked by rapid scientific and technological development as well as intense literary, artistic and musical activity. The Belle Époque, the period between the end of the Franco-Prussian War in 1871 and the outbreak of World War One in 1914, was a time of apparent peace and prosperity but with a darker reality of social and economic deprivation lying not far beneath its gilded surface. This era of creativity and contradiction has long fascinated Daniel Hope: "I often wish I had a time machine to go back to the salons of Paris, indeed to that entire age," he says.

Belle Époque– Hope's 17th recording for Deutsche Grammophon – offers a panoramic snapshot of the music that came out of this world, capturing its mix of late-Romantic, Impressionist and Modernist styles. The violinist's double album places popular repertoire by Massenet, Debussy and Elgar alongside rarely heard miniatures by Rachmaninov, Charles Koechlin, Frank Bridge and members of the Second Viennese School.

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