This CD brings together all the work for violin and piano. Mel Bonis leaves an important work of about three hundred pieces. The essential is composed between 1892 and 1914. His music, of postromantic style is well inscribed
in his time. She is very varied, ranging from drama to humor, often vigorous and sensual, with impressive or orientalist
expansions, always very well written and of great sensitivity. It is a personal writing and easily identifiable by the
originality of harmonies and rhythms.
A critic wrote in 1923 for the «Courrier des Musiciens»: «I remember hearing a melody from the Melody of the
composition at the Salon des Musiciens, which had given me infinite pleasure ... This sonata written for piano and
Violin (performed) an andante built on a Greek melody of a very sober writing. The theme developed very happily,
then suddenly burst a powerful and colorful finale. Nothing could be more agreeable than this opposition of shadow
and light so artistically rendered. «
Françoise Tillard, pianist and singing conductor, conducts at the Paris III-Sorbonne University a master’s degree
in music and vocal training. She devotes the rest of her time to chamber music.
In 1971, she entered the Conservatoire de Paris where she obtained her First Violin Prize and her First Prize in
chamber music. The prize was awarded at the International Violin Competition Niccolo Paganini in Genoa, followed
by a second prize at the International Chamber Music Competition in Trapani. Francine Trachier is also a laureate of
the Ravel Academy, in the classes of Maurice Gendron, Jean-Pierre Wallez and Jean-Jacques Kantorow.
Since 1989, she has been a solo violin of the Orchester regional de Normandie. She works with Kenneth Weiss,
Jean-François Zygel, Cédric Tiberghien, Didier Lockwood, Richard Galliano, Michel Portal, Christophe Coin, Yuri
Bachmet, Cyprien Katsaris…