Paul Whitty: thirty-nine pages

My review of this (recommended) CD is now online:

For thirty-nine pages Paul Whitty has treated each individual page of the Henle Urtext edition of Franck’s A major Violin Sonata, arranging them into 38 short movements (two treat two pages each, and one treats all 39 pages together). Some of his interventions are more oblique than others (there are very few exact quotations) but, even if it’s rarely possible to hear the original source material, it is often possible to infer traces of nineteenth-century rhetoric through Whitty’s bleached re-readings.

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