Selective discography


POULENC : Les Chemins de l’amour

Dive into the world of Francis Poulenc, the audacious explorer of the 20th century French music who masterfully merged the lightness of popular melody with the depth of classical music, thus giving a unique and captivating voice to the soul of France. 


RAVEL: Complete Works For Violin and Piano

In 1928 Maurice Ravel described the violin and the piano as “essentially incompatible”. Yet by then he had already composed for those instruments two sonatas (one of which was published posthumously), Tzigane, and the Berceuse sur le nom de [Gabriel] Fauré – a miraculous output for a supposedly mismatched duo! Written for the most part in the early twentieth century, these works reflect Ravel’s interests and influences, including Spain, jazz, blues and foxtrot, Hebrew songs…. All of these pieces show Ravel’s modesty and poetry, and his marvellous ability to bring enchantment to our world.

Here Elsa Grether and David Lively present Ravel’s complete works for violin and piano, including two world premiere recordings: Gustave Samazeuilh’s arrangement of the Adagio assai from the Piano Concerto, and a transcription by André Asselin of the mischievous Five o’Clock Foxtrot from L’Enfant et les Sortilèges.


En Europe, le tournant du XXe siècle est le théâtre de nombreux bouleversements politiques, sociaux et artistiques. Le programme de Tatiana Samouil et David Lively nous mène aux confins orientaux de l’Europe, entre modernité et traditions populaires.