Ernest Chausson’s “Poème” op.25 is one of these musical pieces which touched me since ever in a very particular way. Virtuoso, mysterious and singing at the same time, it’s one of these masterpieces that all violinists fear.
After not playing it for over 12 years I decided to give a completely new try and to play it during the chamber music concerts I had at the beginning of spring in Riga (Latvia). In April, I will be happy to play this piece with orchestra. The perfect moment to have a closer look on this masterpiece, somewhat mystical, and on its composer, yet little known.