Josef Suk : 2 pieces (2d volume from 4 pieces) for violin & piano.
1) Un poco triste
Czech composer, studied with Dvořák, then became his son in law. Not much known outside of his country, Suk did however compose many works, and his music has great qualities, as much for the expression as for the craftmanship. He wrote a mass, a symphony, a symphonic poem and many chamber music works for various ensembles.
Peter Illyitch Tchaïkovski : Souvenir d'un lieu cher
(Souvenir of a beloved place) for violin & piano
It is to be noted that the first movement was originally written to be the second movement of the violin concerto.
These two works were part of a single program that my wife and I gave in a château, and included other pieces from the eastern Europe
Karl Maria von Weber : Clarinet quintet
Dispite its allure, this work is not well known; Very close indeed to the Weber clarinet concertos, it puts the instrument in the forefront, as much for virtuosity as expression. The use of the accompagnying string quartet also permits more clarity in detail than an orchestra.
Suck, Tchaïkowski, Weber