Paganini: Violin Concerto No. 2 in B minor, Op. 7: Rondo ‘La Campanella

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Le Violon Vagabond: Graf Mourja

Le Violon Vagabond: Graf Mourja

Works for piano & violin by Bartok, Manuel Ponce, Tchaikovsky, Paganini, Chedrine, Kroll, de Sarasate…


Bartók:

Romanian Folk Dances, Sz.56 (arr. Székely for violin & piano)

Frolov:

Piece in blues style

Krein, A:

Caprice hébraïque, Op. 24

Kroll:

Banjo and Fiddle

Paganini:

Violin Concerto No. 2 in B minor, Op. 7: Rondo ‘La Campanella

arr. F Kreisler for violin and piano

Ponce, M:

Estrellita

trans. Heifetz

Rajna:

Tarantulla

Sarasate:

Carmen Fantasy, Op. 25

Scott, C:

Lotus Land, Op. 47 No. 1 (W183)

arr. Fritz Kreisler

Shchedrin:

In Imitation of Albeniz

Tchaikovsky:

Valse-scherzo in C major for violin & orchestra (or violin & piano), Op. 34

Vladigerov:

Horo (Paraphrases bulgares Op. 18)


Graf Mourja (violin) & Natalia Gous (piano)

“Ukrainian violinist Graf Mourja follows up his fine disc of Stravinsky and Szymanowski for Harmonia Mundi with a foray into more eclectic territory. This selection brings together the wild and the exotic, from Paganini's La Campanella to Sarate's Concert Fantasy on Carmen. Mourja has selected the works with such care, and he and Gous perform them with such emotional commitment and attention to the finest musical detail, that they never fail to charm and captivate.” Catherine Nelson, The Strad, May 2004

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Steps Through the Centuries

Steps Through the Centuries


Barber, S:

Sure on this shining night, Op. 13 No. 3

Biber:

Violin Sonata No. 5 in E minor

Caliendo:

Violin Sonata No. 1: 3rd Movement

Debussy:

Clair de Lune (from Suite Bergamasque)

Kreisler:

Tambourin Chinois, Op. 3

Liu Wenjin:

Love Song

Paganini:

Violin Concerto No. 2 in B minor, Op. 7: Rondo ‘La Campanella

Pergolesi:

Sonata No. 12 in E Major

Prokofiev:

Romeo and Juliet: Dance of the girls with lilies

Rota, B:

Zum Beispiel

Sarasate:

Concert Fantasy on Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte, Op. 54

Schubert:

Auf dem Wasser zu singen, D774

Die Forelle, D550

Gretchen am Spinnrade, D118

Strauss, R:

Morgen, Op. 27 No. 4


Yury Revich (violin), Alejandro Picó-Leonís (piano), Olga Filippova (harpsichord), Bibiana Nwobilo (soprano)

Yury Revich is a young Vienna-based Russian violinist taking the world by storm. At only 23, he was named Young Artist of the Year at the 2015 International Classical Music Awards, where he was hailed as a “stunning talent...already a remarkably mature artist with a highly distinctive musical personality...He is on his way to becoming a great musician of the 21st century”.

Of his CD for Odradek, ‘Steps Through the Centuries’, Yury Revich says: “The album was conceived as a journey back through the centuries, from the very contemporary to the early Baroque, with each piece marking a small step through time, displaying much of the instrument’s history and showcasing its rich possibilities.” It features both original works and arrangements, including music by Biber, Mozart, Schubert, Richard Strauss, Debussy, Prokofiev and Barber, but it opens with three contemporary pieces - by Christopher Caliendo, Wen Liu and Benjamin Rota - each of which is dedicated to Revich.

“The violin can be heard “talking” and “singing”, but also demonstrating its virtuosic potential, for example in Kochanski’s arrangement of ‘La Campanella’. With the opera and song arrangements, I hope to show how adeptly the violin can mimic the human voice, a technique famously described by Paganini as “suonar parlante”. From the sorrow and grief of Schubert’s songs, through the tranquillity and inner passion of Debussy’s Claire de lune, to the joy of Pergolesi, and even the nervous tension created by the almost electronic soundscape of Wen Liu’s Love Song, the whole range of human emotions can be conveyed through the strings of a violin. But the lighter side of life is also featured, most notably in the humorous Russian Slovak dances of Christopher Caliendo’s Sonata, and even in the atmosphere of the Viennese salon created in ‘Zum Beispiel’ by Benjamin Rota.”

Yury Revich is accompanied for most of this journey by pianist Alejandro Picó-Leonís, but also by Russian harpsichordist Olga Filippova (in the Biber Sonata) and by soprano Bibiana Nwobilo who makes a guest appearance singing Strauss’ ‘Morgen!’.

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Mister Paganini: Laurent Korcia

Mister Paganini: Laurent Korcia


Albéniz:

Malagueña, Op. 165, No. 3

Kreisler:

Concerto in One Movement, after Paganini Op. 6

La Gitana

Petite Valse

Paganini:

I Palpiti, Op. 13

Violin Concerto No. 2 in B minor, Op. 7: Rondo ‘La Campanella

arr. F Kreisler for violin and piano

Ysaÿe:

Paganini-Variations op. posth.


Stretching across the centuries and transcending styles, the transcriptions written by Ysaÿe and Kreisler in homage to Paganini, their forebear, forge a link among these three illustrious violinist/composers. The transcription genre originated with Paganini, who borrowed themes from Mozart and Rossini operas as starting points for extraordinarily virtuosic variations on the violin. 'Di tanti palpiti', based on an aria from 'Tancredi' of the same name, is part of a group of works that feature dizzyingly acrobatic variations on highly fashionable themes. It should therefore come as no surprise that Paganini’s own themes have also been subjected to the same treatment! Laurent Korcia recounts that as a child it was exactly this sort of musical bonbon that made him fall in love with the violin. In fact, at the age of 18 he won the Paganini competition which he played on one of Paganini’s violins, the ‘Canone’ Guarnerus. Today, this generous, free violinist has embarked on a journey to discover the magical Kreisler, scaling the dizzying heights that lead to Paganini and to some of the most bewitching spells that a violin can weave.

“Every notes sparkles with an ear-tweaking clarity and larger-than-life tonal lustre reminiscent of Pinchas Zukerman at his early-1970s prime...Finest of all is a gripping performance of Ysaye's 15 wrist-crippling variations on Paganini's famous Caprice No. 24, a cornucopia of fiendish technical ingenuity that Korcia throws off with scintillating flair and passion.” BBC Music Magazine, July 2014 *****

“This is a virtuoso album par excellence...It's an intelligent look at the virtuoso tradition that also stakes a major claim to being an integral part of it. Korcia plays with a reckless flamboyance and a sweetness of tone that are utterly beguiling and leave you craving more” The Guardian, 13th February 2014 *****

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Violin Arrangements

Violin Arrangements


Albéniz:

Sevilla (from Suite Española, Op. 47)

(arr. J Heifetz for violin and piano)

Hans Priegnitz (piano)

Gershwin:

My man's gone now (from Porgy and Bess)

(arr. J Heifetz for violin and piano)

Hans Richter-Haaser (piano)

It Ain't Necessarily So (from Porgy and Bess)

(arr. J Heifetz for violin and piano)

Hans Richter-Haaser (piano)

Tempo di Blues

(arr. J Heifetz for violin and piano)

Hans Priegnitz (piano)

Mozart:

Serenade No. 7 in D major, K250 'Haffner' - Rondo

Hans Priegnitz (piano)

Paganini:

Violin Concerto No. 2 in B minor, Op. 7: Rondo ‘La Campanella

(arr. P Kochanski for violin and piano)

Hans Priegnitz (piano)

Tartini:

Violin Sonata in G minor 'Devil's Trill'

Hans Priegnitz (piano)


Ricardo Odnoposoff (violin)

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JS Bach, Sarasate & Paganini: A Musical Portrait

JS Bach, Sarasate & Paganini: A Musical Portrait


Bach, J S:

Partita for solo violin No. 3 in E major, BWV1006

Paganini:

Violin Concerto No. 2 in B minor, Op. 7: Rondo ‘La Campanella

Sarasate:

Danza Española No. 5: Playera Op. 23 No. 1

Danza Española No. 3: Romanza Andaluza, Op. 22, No. 1

Caprice Basque, Op. 24


Sergej Azizan (violin) & Paul Rosenbaum (piano)

Tivoli Symphony Orchestra, Tuomas Ollila

Scandinavian Classics - 220506

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Paganini: Arrangements

Paganini: Arrangements

Arrangements by Fritz Kreisler for Violin and Piano


Paganini:

Violin Concerto No. 2 in B minor, Op. 7: Rondo ‘La Campanella

Violin Sonata, Op. 12

Moto perpetuo, Op. 11, MS 72

Caprice for solo violin, Op. 1 No. 20 in D major

Caprice for solo violin, Op. 1 No. 13 in B flat major

Caprice for solo violin, Op. 1 No. 24 in A minor

Le Streghe, Op. 8, MS 19

I Palpiti, Op. 13


Philippe Quint (violin) & Dmitriy Cogan (piano)

Although temperamentally quite different and born a century apart, both Nicolò Paganini and Fritz Kreisler enjoyed stellar careers as violin virtuosos, touring widely and thrilling audiences with their astonishing virtuosity and innate showmanship.

Kreisler’s arrangements of Paganini’s music, including two large-scale sets of variations based on themes from Rossini operas, the famous La Campanella and several Caprices, brought these charming and demanding pieces to an enthusiastic public.

Acclaimed Russian-born, American-based violinist Philippe Quint follows the path of his illustrious forebears with equal measures of stunning technique and immense sensitivity.

“Philippe Quint is a wonderfully accomplished soloist.” Gramophone

“Philippe Quint opts for the arrangements by Kreisler, a sensational performer himself, who added piano parts and polished the pieces into recital encores....The Kreisler arrangements may be cloying bonbons but they have a period charm” The Observer, 22nd August 2010

“Philippe Quint possesses the ideal combination of tonal allure, technical finesse and expressive intensity to bring these Paganini adaptations pulsatingly to life...[his] flying spiccato, left-hand agility and forced/natural harmonics throughout the finger-breaking Tancredi Variations are truly phenomenal.” BBC Music Magazine, November 2010 ****

“Quint is an excellent Paganini player - his technique is up to the mark, with alluring tone quality and expressive, stylish playing of the quasi-operatic cantabile music.” Gramophone Magazine, November 2010

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Virtuoso Violin - The Art of Ruggiero Ricci

Virtuoso Violin - The Art of Ruggiero Ricci


Achron, J:

Hebrew Melody, Op. 33

Bazzini:

La Ronde des lutins, Op. 25

Chopin:

Nocturne No. 20 in C sharp minor, Op. post.

Elgar:

La Capricieuse, Op. 17

Hubay:

6 Blumenleben for violin & piano, Op. 30 : 5. Der Zephir

Kroll:

Banjo and Fiddle

Moszkowski:

Guitare, Op. 45. No. 2

Paganini:

Le Streghe, Op. 8, MS 19

Fantasia on the G string (after Rossini's 'Mose in Egitto')

Moto perpetuo, Op. 11, MS 72

Introduction & Variations on 'Nel cor più non mi sento' by Paisiello

Variations on 'God save the King', Op. 9

Violin Concerto No. 2 in B minor, Op. 7: Rondo ‘La Campanella

I Palpiti, Op. 13

Sarasate:

Danzas Españolas, Op. 21, 22, 23 & 26

Caprice Basque, Op. 24

Introduction and Tarantella, Op. 43

Zigeunerweisen, Op. 20

Jota Aragonesa, Op. 27

Smetana:

From the Homeland - two duos for violin and piano

Suk:

Four Pieces, Op. 17 for violin & piano : IV. Burleska

Vecsey, F:

Le vent

Wieniawski:

Scherzo-Tarantelle in G minor, Op. 16


Ruggiero Ricci (violin) & Ernest Lush, Louis Persinger (piano)

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Ida Haendel - Popular Encores

Ida Haendel - Popular Encores


Bartók:

Romanian Folk Dances, Sz.56 (arr. Székely for violin & piano)

Copland:

Rodeo: Hoe down

Dvorak:

Songs My Mother Taught Me, Op. 55 No. 4

Halffter, E:

Danza de la gitana

Mendelssohn:

Auf Flügeln des Gesanges, Op. 34 No. 2

Paganini:

Violin Concerto No. 2 in B minor, Op. 7: Rondo ‘La Campanella

(arr. Kreisler for violin & piano)

Ravel:

Vocalise-étude en forme de habanera

Sarasate:

Danza Española No. 2: Habanera, Op. 21, No. 2

Danza Española No. 6: Zapateado, Op. 23, No. 2

Schubert:

Ave Maria, D839

Tartini:

Andante - Presto

(arr. Bridgewater)


Ida Haendel (violin), Geoffrey Parsons (piano)

Recorded 1979

Testament - SBT1259

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Ivry Gitlis - The Violin Virtuoso

Ivry Gitlis - The Violin Virtuoso


Paganini:

Caprices for solo violin, Op. 1 Nos. 1-24 (complete)

Violin Concerto No. 1 in D major, Op. 6

Warsaw National Philharmonic Orchestra, Stanislaw Wislocki

Violin Concerto No. 2 in B minor, Op. 7 'La Campanella'

Warsaw National Philharmonic Orchestra, Stanislaw Wislocki

Violin Concerto No. 2 in B minor, Op. 7: Rondo ‘La Campanella

Tasso Janopoulo (piano)

Caprice for solo violin, Op. 1 No. 13 in B flat major

Tasso Janopoulo (piano)

Caprice for solo violin, Op. 1 No. 20 in D major

Tasso Janopoulo (piano)

Caprice for solo violin, Op. 1 No. 24 in A minor

Tasso Janopoulo (piano)

I Palpiti, Op. 13

Tasso Janopoulo (piano)

Cantabile for violin & piano/guitar in D major, Op. 17, MS 109

Tasso Janopoulo (piano)

Sonata for violin & guitar in A major, Op. 3 No.6, MS 27/6: Andante innocentemente - Allegro vivo e spiritoso

Tasso Janopoulo (piano)

Menuet in F major

Tasso Janopoulo (piano)

Saint-Saëns:

Etude en forme de valse Op. 52 No. 6

Orchestre National de l'Opera de Monte Carlo, Edouard van Remoortel

Violin Concerto No. 2 in C Major Op. 58

Orchestre National de l'Opera de Monte Carlo, Edouard van Remoortel

Morceau de concert in G major, Op. 62, for violin and orchestra

Orchestre National de l'Opera de Monte Carlo, Edouard van Remoortel

Wieniawski:

Violin Concerto No. 1 in F sharp minor, Op. 14

Orchestre National de l'Opera de Monte Carlo, Jean Claude Casadesus

Violin Concerto No. 2 in D minor, Op. 22

Orchestre National de l'Opera de Monte Carlo, Jean Claude Casadesus


Ivry Gitlis (violin)

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