This release featuring violinist Rachel Kolly d'Alba, pianist Christian Chamorel and the Spectral Quartet Chicago, presents two major works of chamber music written at the dawn of the twentieth century. Few works of the period are more recognizable than César Franck's magnificent Violin Sonata. The work has been transcribed for nearly every instrument on the planet, and is a permanent staple of the repertoire. Franck's influence on Ernest Chausson's Concert is unmistakable. A late-Romantic hybrid, the work blends elements of piano quintet and string quintet styles.