Now unjustly forgotten, Gabriel Dupont left us two large-scale cycles of piano pieces and a sumptuous Quintet for strings and
piano. This composer who died aged 36 in 1914 was the last representative of French Romanticism. His inspired, lyrical
music sings of nature, the sea, the wind and the rain. Marie Catherine Girod is one of the leading specialists of a figure who is
overdue for rediscovery.
For more than twenty years now, Marie Catherine Girod has been a passionate defender of neglected and forgotten
repertoire for the piano. It is to her that we owe the world premiere recording of La Maison dans les dunes in 1997. This new
disc, recorded in Prague, the city of the celebrated Pražák Quartet, on a Petrov piano whose velvety sonorities are ideally
suited to the composer's melancholy, 'Proustian' universe, demonstrates once again that Gabriel Dupont is a composer who
is overdue for rediscovery.
This CD presents the first world recording of "Journée de Printemps", poem for violin and piano.