Essentials: Works for Solo Violin
Title:

Essentials: Works for Solo Violin

Artists:

Herwig Zack, violin

Cat No:

AV2155

Price:

£12.49

Summary:

Dubbed “another Milstein in the making” by MusicWeb International for his engaging survey of the works for violin and piano by Georgy Catoire (AV 2143), Herwig Zack offers his second recording for Avie, a disc of solo violin works he calls “Essentials,” explaining, “Mastering them involves overcoming musical and technical challenges throughout a violinist’s entire life. They are unique manifestations of musical creativity, peaks of ingenious power of imagination, so immensely rich with ideas, emotions and facets that even after decades of study and many performances every new encounter resembles a voyage of discovery.”

Tracklist:

Béla BARTÓK (1881-1945)

Sonata for Solo Violin, Sz 117 (1944) (25:04)
1. Tempo di ciaccona (8:52)
2. Fuga : Risoluto, non troppo vivo (4:20)
3. Melodia : Adagio (6:51)
4. Presto (5:01)
Johann Sebastian BACH (1685-1750)
Partita No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1004 (28 :51)

5. Allemanda (4:24)
6. Corrente (2:33)
7. Sarabanda (4:36)
8. Giga (3:50)
9. Ciaccona (13:28)
Eugène YSAŸE (1858-1931)
Sonata No. 3 in D minor for Solo Violin, Op. 27/3 “Ballade” (6:48)

10. Lento molto sostenuto – Molto moderato quasi lento – Allegro in Tempo giusto e con bravura – Poco meno e grazioso – a Tempo 1o – Tempo poco più vivo e ben marcato – Più mosso – Vivo
Nikos SKALKOTTAS (1904-1949)
Sonata for Violin Alone (1925) (12:41)
11. Allegro furioso (quasi presto) (2:04)
12. Adagietto (2:27)
13. Allegro ritmato (1:35)
14. Adagio – Allegro molto moderato – Adagio (6:35)
Fritz KREISLER (1875-1962)
Recitativo and Scherzo-Caprice, Op. 6 (4:54)
15. Lento con espressione (2:47)
16. Presto e brillante (2:07)
Total time: 78:45

Recorded 29 and 30 September 2007, 3 and 4 January 2008, 24 July 2008 in Kammermusiksaal der Hochschule für Musik, Würzburg, Germany
Recording Engineer: Jürgen Rummel

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