Click on the link here for Audio Player: Hubeau – Violin Sonata
Another rarity this weekend – and another broadcast recital from French Radio in the 1950’s. This one features rising-young-star Renèe France-Froment on violin with legendary pianist-pedagogue Louise Clavius-Marius on Piano in a performance of the Sonata for Violin and Piano by contemporary 20th Century composer Jean Hubeau.
As with all these discs (and there are a lot of them), dates are sketchy. Sometimes the best guesstimate is based on looking to see when the disc was broadcast by the particular radio station the disc came from. My best guess on this performance is 1952, but it could be much earlier.
In any event, I haven’t seen this particular performance reissued anywhere. And come to think of it, haven’t really seen very much in the way of commercial releases by either of these two extraordinary artists of their day.
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