“The word parlando contains several ideas that I would like to explore in this recording, as it unites the concepts of musical discourse, of speech, of narration, and of sharing. Here we bring together such emblematic chamber ensembles as the piano trio and the string quartet to perform works inspired by the folk traditions of Eastern Europe.

Parlando also symbolises the sharing that takes place between artists who are passionate about the human exchanges involved when rehearsing and performing these chamber works. It symbolises the powerful discourse of the Hungarian tradition in Kodály’s Sonata Op. 8, the joy of discovering original and rarely recorded music such as Enescu’s Trio no. 1, and the wealth of almost cinematic expression in Janáček’s Quartet no. 1.” 


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Leos Janaček

Quartet No. 1 "Kreutzer Sonata" (Finale)

“My grateful thanks to my untiring musician colleagues, who were so closely involved with this magnificent project: Shuichi Okada, Alexandre Pascal, Violaine Despeyroux, Kojiro Okada, Ryo Kojima, Aline Blondiau, Julien Szulman.

To my optimistic and generous partners who made this recording possible, and the extraordinary people whom they employ: The Chapelle Musicale Reine Élisabeth, the Académie de Villecroze, the Fondation Safran, the Académie Ozawa, Thomastik-Infeld, Fuga Libera, John Blanch Productions, the Atelier Cels.

To my teachers and spiritual guides, my sources of unlimited inspiration: Gary Hoffman, François Salque, Jérôme Pernoo, Miguel da Silva, Gregor Sigl, Jeroen Reuling, the Arod Quartet, Gautier Capuçon.

To my nearest and dearest, who are always there for me: Anna-Li Hardel and her family, my parents and grandparents.”

Jérémy Garbarg