Lortie et Dumay : un grand duo
… L’intro (de la sonate de Franck) nous (met) en présence d’une espèce de rêve magnifique. […] C’est un disque remarquable.
Radio Canada, Chronique musique d’Edgar Fruitier, mars 2013
Here is a wonderful disc, capturing two great musical minds – violinist Augustin Dumay and pianist Louis Lortie – at the height of their powers and in absolute unity.
Herald Scotland, Michael Tumelty, Mar. 2013
Classical Album of the Week, The Sunday Times
…Their way with this heady passionate music is expansive, with melting portamentos in the great Recitative-Fantasia, and entirely idiomatic. Franck’s marking of allegretto ben moderato gives no inkling of the breathless urgency that sweeps one away in a performance of the opening movement as exhilarating as this.
The Sunday Times, Hugh Canning, Feb. 2013
Connoisseur’s Choice in The New Releases Show
Classic FM, David Mellor, Mar. 2013
Deep and delicious Franck and Strauss violin sonatas from Dumay and Lortie
… everything Lortie and Dumay do sounds exactly right. It is as if they are thinking and breathing in exact unison. […] The album is such a treat from beginning to end. The late-Romantic music may be too rich for some palates, but the elegance Lortie and Dumay bring to their interpretations is as if someone had really been able to invent a low-fat buttercream that tastes good. The audio quality is also exceptional.
Musical Toronto, John Terauds, Feb. 2013