PROKOFIEV: Violin Concerto No. 1 in D, Op.19. Violin Comcerto
No. 2 im G minor, Op. 65. Violin Sonata in D, Op. 115.
BACH: Sonata in B minor BWV 1030. Sonata inG minor BWV 1020.
HAYDN: String Quartet in E flat, Op. 20 No. l. String Quarttet
in C Op. 20 No.
Vadim Gluzman enjoys an international career giving numerous concerts
solo appearances with major orchestras. His recording of concertos
of Glazunov and Tchaikovsky with Andrew Litton and the Bergen
Philharmonic has been praised
on this site (REVIEW). as has his recent
recording of the same composer;s violin
sonatas (REVIEW). He
turns again to Prokofiev with the two violin concertos
with perfect accompaniment from the fine Estonian Orchestra
directed by their
native conductor, Neemi Järvi who has made countless recordings
repertory including a major work by his countryman, Kaljo Raid, the Symphony
No. 1 which he recorded for Chandos many years ago (REVIEW). This
is a remarkable
recording which appears to be unavailable but you might find it on
Very much worth searching out! Back to the new SACD, it also
1947 Violin Sonata, an appropriate companion. Excellent sound
This new AEOLUS SACD offers all five of Bach;'s sonatas for obbligato harpsichord and transverse flute several of which he might not have composed by Bach but are attributed to him. Peter Holtslag, who studied with Franz Bruggen in his native Amsterdam, has toured extensively as soloist both on recorder and transverse flute. CD notes give information about the transverse flute, and these rich performances recorded in March 2014 in Ev. Kitche Aumühle, are heard with an appropriate sense of intimacy.An unusual recording of baroque music on authentic instruments.
Haydn's six Op. 20 quartets, called the "Sun" quartets, were composed
in Esterhazy in 1772.
The name possibility refers to each quartet's radiant beauty but as a symbol
of their importance
in the quartet world, setting a high standard for other
composers. There have been countless
recordings of all six, and now BIS has this first CD of
two containing the first three. Performers are the Chiaroscuro Quartet,
consisting of four young
Alina Ibragimova and Pablo Hernández Benedí, violins; Emilie Hörnlund,
viola, and Claire Thirion, cello, respectively from Russia, Spain, Sweden
and France. They are international recognized as outstanding performers
in authentic style, performing on ""gut" strings." Their energetic playing
has been beautifully captured buy the engineers in these recordings made
February 2015 in Sendesaal Bremen, Germany. I look forward to the second
disk in the series.