Pascal Rogé & Barbara Binet: Souvenirs
Barber Samuel, Bizet Georges, Borenstein Nimrod, Boulanger Lili, Chabrier Emmanuel, Chaminade Cecile, Debussy Claude, Dutilleux Henri, Enescu George, Fauré Gabriel, Grieg Edvard, Poulenc Francis, Ravel Maurice, Scarlatti Domenico, Scriabin Alexander, Tailleferre Germaine, Rachmaninov Sergei.
Invited to make a new recording for the Sheva Collection, I first thought that with more than 50 records, I had covered all the repertoire I wanted to record. Then a Rachmaninoff prelude that I always loved came to mind. Inspired by this impulse to search for pieces, followed, pieces from Scariabin, Scarlatti, Dutilleux, Lili Boulanger, Cécile Chaminade etc.
I offer 2 versions of the same work, Domenico Scarlatti's sonata K 27 in B minor, making small improvements or subtle modifications, depending on the inspiration of the moment. These changes are often negligible, but can sometimes, and unexpecticly, lead to a more radical musical interpretation, as was the case with when I recorded this Scarlatti sonata.So it's up to you to appreciate my musical intentions, evident in those two versions, to select which one you prefer or perhaps, as I did, to realize that both of them appeal to you.