Franck • Kurtág • Previn • Schumann

Franck • Kurtág • Previn • Schumann

Release Date:

11th November 2016

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£12.99 (1CD | 16 page booklet)



Grammy Awards (2017) – Nominee: Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance

“It is a rare recording that maintains the sort of precision that allows it to stand up to repeated listening while at the same time fostering an illusion of spontaneity, but this is one” — 

“the playing was world class … The musical highlight of the evening was the Schumann Sonata No. 1, the moiling romantic passion perfectly caught.” – The Washington Post

“one of the best classical performances of the year. Hadelich and Yang are both exciting young musicians, and their recital was a tour de force.” – TheaterJones, Dallas


Grammy Award-winning violinist Augustin Hadelich is one of the most impressive musicians of his generation. Pianist Joyce Yang, youngest ever medalist of the Van Cliburn Competition, is a consistently electrifying presence on stage. Together these young artists produce a plethora of pyrotechnics and an abundance of musical imagination. This unique recital program pairs two 19th-century repertory staples – Sonatas by Franck and Schumann – with 20th-century fare by Kurtág and Previn, a combination Augustin and Joyce have performed to widespread acclaim in their frequent joint performances.


ANDRÉ PREVIN (1929–2019)
Tango Song and Dance
1. I. Tango: Passionately (5:20)
2. II. Song: Simply (4:41)
3. III. Dance: Jazz feeling (5:39)

Sonata No.1 in A minor, Op.105
4. I. Mit leidenschaftlichem Ausdruck (7:35)
5. II. Allegretto (3:47)
6. III. Lebhaft (5:30)

Tre Pezzi, Op.14e
7. Öd und traurig (3:13)
8. Vivo (1:16)
9. Aus der Ferne (2:29)

CÉSAR FRANCK (1822–1890)
Sonata in A major
10. I. Allegretto ben moderato (6:01)
11. II. Allegro (8:16)
12. III. Ben moderato: Recitative-Fantasia (7:31)
13. IV. Allegretto poco mosso (6:02)

Total duration: 67:27

Augustin Hadelichviolin
Joyce Yangpiano

Recording: 11–14 June 2015, The Performing Arts Center, Purchase College, State University of New York
Producer: Elizabeth Ostrow | Recording engineer: Dirk Sobotka | Mixing and Mastering: Mark Donahue

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