Short Stories
Title:

Short Stories

Artists:

David Frühwirth, violin
Henri Sigfridsson, piano

Cat No:

AV0042

Price:

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Summary:

The title, taken from the opening Gershwin track, says it all. Each of the gems presented here by Austrian violinist David Frühwirth tells its own unique and captivating Short Story. David takes the listener on a musical journey through Western and Eastern Europe with an intriguing collection of miniatures, many by virtuoso violinists of the 19th and 20th centuries who applied their personal touch to the range and idiosyncrasies of their instrument to create these small but perfectly formed masterpieces. Works by relative unknowns such as Joseph Achron, Ovid Musin and Hans Sitt mingle with popular transcriptions by Kreisler, and arrangements of works by Glazunov, Ravel and Weill, including several world-premiere recordings.

David Frühwirth garnered international attention with his Gramophone Editor’s Choice Avie debut, Trails of Creativity (AV 0009). On Short Stories, he applies the same ingenuity for seeking out unknown but deserving and striking repertoire.

Tracklist:

George GERSHWIN (1898 – 1937)
1. Short Story (tr. Dushkin) (2:58)

Jenö HUBAY (1858 – 1937)
2. Bolero, Op. 51, No.3 (2:23)

Maurice RAVEL (1875 – 1937)
3. Pièce en forme de Habanera (3:10)

Kurt WEILL (1900 – 1950)
4. Tango Habanera “Youkali” (tr. Garlej) (5:13)

Efrem ZIMBALIST (1889 – 1985)
5. Sarasateana Suite – Tango (4:10)

Alexander GLAZUNOV (1865 – 1936)
6. Valse, Op. 42, No. 3 (tr. Barinovoi) (4:26)

Henryk WIENIAWSKI (1835 – 1880)
7. Fantasie Orientale (3:38)

Joseph ACHRON (1886 – 1943)
8. Liebeswidmung, Op. 51 (3:10)

Ovide MUSIN (1854 – 1929)
9. Mazurka de Concert (4:41)

Hans SITT (1850 – 1922)
10. Bolero, Op. 95, No. 12 (3:32)

Fryderyk CHOPIN (1810 – 1849)
11. Mazurka in A Minor (tr. Kreisler) (3:31)

Isaac ALBÉNIZ (1860 – 1909)
12. Tango, Op. 165, No. 2 (tr. Kreisler) (2:33)

Sergei RACHMANINOV (1872 – 1943)
13. Danses Tziganes, Op. 6 (tr. Dushkin) (3:39)

Fryderyk CHOPIN (1810 – 1849)
14. Valse in A minor, Op. 34, No. 2 (tr. Sarasate) (6:11)

Henri VIEUXTEMPS (1820 – 1881)
15 – 17. Trois Morceaux Op. 40 (16:28)
Total time: 70:03

Recorded 24 -26 July 2003, Vienna Symphony Studio, Konzerthaus, Vienna
Produced, Engineered and Edited by Simon Fox-Gal

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