French Sonatas for Violin and Piano. Debussy: Violin Sonata, The Girl with the Flaxen Hair (arr. Hartmann). Lili Boulanger: Nocturne. Ravel: Violin Sonata. Poulenc: Violin Sonata


This is an attractive programme, with Lili Boulanger’s Nocturne an extra miniature treat. Lin He brings many fine touches to the Debussy Sonata, showing a nice line in whispered intimacy and a seductive way with a glissando – whether Debussy’s or his own. But two things quickly become apparent. For ...

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