Ballet For A Lonely Violinist


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Ballet For A Lonely Violinist



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Ballet For A Lonely Violinist


Lonely Suite (Ballet for a Lonely Violinist), Op. 70

Sonata No. 2 for Violin and Piano (September 11), Op. 63


Violin Sonata, Op. 134

Jazz Suite No. 1

(for violin and piano, transcription by Michael Gluzman)

Vadim Gluzman (violin) & Angela Yoffe (piano)


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Dmitry Shostakovich: Violin Sonata, Op. 134

I. Andante

II. Allegretto

III. Largo - Andante

Dmitry Shostakovich: Jazz Suite No. 1 (arr. violin and piano)

I. Waltz

II. Polka

III. Foxtrot

Lera Auerbach: Lonely Suite, Op. 70, "Ballet for a Lonely Violinist"

I. Dancing with Oneself: Andante

II. Boredom: Moderato

III. No Escape: Allegro

IV. Imaginary Dialogue: Andantino

V. Worrisome Thought: Moderato

VI. Question: [ad lib.]

Lera Auerbach: Violin Sonata No. 2, Op. 63, "September 11"

Violin Sonata No. 2, Op. 63, "September 11"

BBC Music Magazine

March 2007


“…the centre of gravity of this recital is a magnificently eloquent and understanding performance of Shostakovich's Violin Sonata, which as the years pass comes to seem one of the greatest of his late works. …Gluzman and Yoffe infuse the music with an expressive glow that transcends its innate austerity.”

Gramophone Magazine

September 2006

“Vadim Gluzman and Angela Yoffe, an impressive well matched husband-and-wife team, give a powerful account of the 1968 Shostakovich Sonata. This performance rises to its demands - extremes of tone and virtuoso intensity - the central Allegretto projecting an atmosphere of glittering ferocity. The Jazz Suite No 1 of 1934... takes us back to a very different Shostakovich: the wit may be sardonic but the mood remains light-hearted and upbeat. The Sonata, Auerbach's response to the events of 9/11, is on a far grander scale, with big, even melodramatic gestures. It's a well made piece, imaginatively cast for the two instruments and with some beautiful, inspiring moments...”

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