Four months after it got released, the disc French Resonance by Elsa Grether and François Dumont continues to spark acclaims and congratulations for its wonderfully played original program.
Two new reviews, in the specialized magazines Classicaand Diapasonhave been added to the already long list of dithyrambic reviews.
Elsa Grether performance is particularly underlined by both articles : the journalists highlight the fact that her first disc, on Bloch, was already of great quality. The violinist thus confirms with her new CD her much promising talent.
Classica gives four stars to the disc :
« Elsa Grether had already drawn attention with a CD devoted to Ernest Bloch for Fuga Libera. Once again, she stands out as a top-flight violinist, succeeding in reconciling two imperatives: lightness of sound and a real orchestral power, indispensable for standing up to a piano part that is often intricate. Elsa Grether succeeds in this without being brutal, displaying a sonority that is always elegant and a well-drawn line without a thickening of the sound, in the lineage of a modernised Franco-Belgian school. »
Jacques Bonnaure, Classica, mars 2016
Diapason gives five ‘diapasons’ to the disc :
« Elsa Grether confirms the qualities of playing and inspiration that had charmed us so in her first disc, devoted to Bloch. Lines that breathe, silky timbres, in perfect connivance with the imaginative, masterful keyboard-playing of François Dumont […] animate a particularly poetic reading of the two sonatas. This violin, with its elegant legato and measured vibrato, that of a chamber player through and through, also nuances two thoroughly delightful short pieces by Fauré. An original programme, extremely well defended.»