Searching for an authentic voice, a new aesthetic was born in French music of the second half of the 19th, and early 20th centuries. César Franck's Piano Quintet in F minor is an early work embarking on this change, while Gabriel Fauré’s Elégie for violoncello and piano and his late Piano Quintet in C minor represent the later stages of this development during these decisive decades.
Leanne Regehr, piano
Alexander Read, violin
Elizabeth Loewen Andrews, violin
Emily Eng, viola
Kerri McGonigle, cello
Piano Quintet in F minor by César Franck
Elégie for violoncello and piano & Piano Quintet in C minor by Gabriel Fauré