The April issue of The Strad Magazine features a lovely review for Louise Dubin’s The Franchomme Project recording.
“Delightful rediscoveries of Chopin arrangements and original works”
“The Franchomme Project…represents the culmination of years of research by Louise Dubin, who also performs here as principal cellist. Dubin is an artist of refined taste and musicianship, unconcerned with display or self-projection; indeed, there are times when she comes close to understatement, as, for example, in the operatic Caprice op.24 no.2 and the Bellini paraphrase, and the mix of lyricism and bravura in the op.18 Solo. She gives Chopin’s C major Mazurka a more cavalier treatment and, sparked perhaps by pianist Hélène Jeanney, loosens her belt in Franchomme’s embellished version of Chopin’s Introduction and Polonaise brillante. She shapes her moving, lyrical lines in Franchomme’s nocturnes with innate musicality — and her sparring in op.15 no.2 with co-cellist Sæunn Thorsteindóttir is delightful.…” —Robin Stowell, The Strad