Debussy, Sonata No. 3 in G minor for Violin and Piano
Ravel, Sonata No. 2 in G major for Violin and Piano
Together, these three works composed between 1917 and 1927 reveal the many faces of the violin: its virtuosity; its richness of timbre; its capacity for grinding humour; and its shimmering sound. Performed by Blake Pouliot, critically acclaimed Grand Prize winner of the OSM Manulife Competition in 2016, this selection from the French violin repertoire, infused with jazz, Spanish, and Gypsy accents, off ers a taste of the infi nite expressive palette of the instrument.