Halvorsen: Sarabande con variazioni (after Handel)
This page lists all recordings of Sarabande con variazioni (after Handel), by Johan Halvorsen (1864-1935) on CD & download (MP3 & FLAC).
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Eight Strings: Valeria Nasushkina (violin), Mikael Samsonov (cello)
“There’s a bewildering range of colours and moods to be found in the playing of Valeria Nasushkina and Mikael Samsonov. At their best, it’s like hearing two vocalists sparring off one another...The disc closes with a minor masterpiece, Ravel’s 1922 Sonata. It’s beautifully played here, every rapid pizzicato exchange spat out with a mixture of spite and affection.” The Arts Desk, 24th November 2012
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Johan Halvorsen: Chamber Music
Birgitte Staernes (violin), Helge Kjekshus (piano)
Johan Halvorsen (1864-1935) grew up in the town of Drammen in south-eastern Norway. He studied the violin at an early age and spent time learning from the famous Russian violinist Adolf Brodsky. Halvorsen combined work as a violinist and a violin teacher, living one year in Aberdeen and three years in Helsinki. He became an important figure in Helsinki’s music scene and enjoyed composing, unfortunately not much of his work survives, but this charming Chamber work CD will bring the spotlight to bear on this fascinating Norwegian composer.
“the writing for all these pieces reflects the fact that Halvorsen himself
was a violinist who performed these works in his recitals. Altogether an attractive portrait of a composer understandably overshadowed by his great contemporary, Grieg.” Gramophone Magazine, August 2012
“the performances are particularly convincing, revealing Halvorsen to have been an important figure in Scandinavian music...we can identify some notably original aspects of composition here which place Halvorsen very much in a class of his own amongst his Scandinavian contemporaries...the recording quality does these highly gifted and committed musicians complete justice...This is a most impressive and, in its way, valuable record.” Musical Opinion *****
“There is a fund of winning melody on this disc...this is not a pyrotechnic display but a collection of wonderfully attractive and inventive music, beguilingly played.” The Strad, August 2012
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Violin and Viola Duos by Halvorsen & Bruni
Natalia Lomeiko (violin), Yuri Zhislin (viola)
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