Romanian Rhapsody - Works for violin & piano / Apap

> 2 Romanian Rhapsodies, Op. 11 (version for piano) - 2 Romanian Rhapsodies, Op. 11: No. 1 in A Major (version for piano)
> Suite for piano - I. Joc
> Suite for piano - II. Cantec
> Suite for piano - III. Joc dobrogean
> 3 Klavierstucke, D. 946 - I. E-Flat Minor: Allegro assai
> 3 Klavierstucke, D. 946 - II. E-Flat Major: Allegretto
> 3 Klavierstucke, D. 946 - III. C Major: Allegro
> 2 Romanian Dances, Op. 8a, BB 56 - I. Allegro vivace
> 2 Romanian Dances, Op. 8a, BB 56 - II. Poco allegro
> Rhapsody No. 2 for Violin and Piano, BB 96a - Improvised introduction to Rhapsody for Violin and Piano No. 2, Sz 90
> Rhapsody No. 2 for Violin and Piano, BB 96a - I. Lassu: Moderato
> Rhapsody No. 2 for Violin and Piano, BB 96a - II. Friss: Allegro moderato

Album Summary

>Enescu, George : Romanian Rhapsody no 1 in A major, Op. 11 no 1
>Constantinescu, Paul : Suite for piano
>Schubert, Franz : Pieces (3) for Piano, D 946
>Bartók, Béla : Romanian Dances (2), for piano, Sz. 43, Op. 8a
>Apap, Gilles : Improvised Introduction to Bartok's "Rhapsody for Violin and Piano no 2"
>Bartók, Béla : Rhapsody for Violin and Orchestra no 2, Sz 90
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Notes & Reviews:

Mihaela Ursuleasa received the ECHO Klassik prize for her debut album Piano & Forte last October, and now follows that masterpiece with a brand-new recording. While the first disc took us on a musical journey around the world, Romanian Rhapsody takes us to the pianist’s home(s): the title piece by George Enescu is a veritable hymn to Romania, where she began her career. A happy encounter with Claudio Abbado then led her to Vienna, where a scholarship made it possible for her to study seriously. The music on her new CD thus follows the course of the Danube, as it were, extending to Schubert.

"Recalls the vivacity and attack of the young Martha Argerich coupled with the sensitivity of Clara Haskil." - Spiegel.de

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Deutschlandfunk Kammermusiksaal (06/26/2010-06/30/2010).



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Works Details

>Enescu, George : Romanian Rhapsody no 1 in A major, Op. 11 no 1
  • Performer: Mihaela Ursuleasa (Piano)
  • Notes: Deutschlandfunk Kammermusiksaal (06/26/2010-06/30/2010)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 08/14/1901

>Constantinescu, Paul : Suite for piano
  • Performer: Mihaela Ursuleasa (Piano)
  • Notes: Deutschlandfunk Kammermusiksaal (06/26/2010-06/30/2010)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Schubert, Franz : Pieces (3) for Piano, D 946
  • Performer: Mihaela Ursuleasa (Piano)
  • Notes: Deutschlandfunk Kammermusiksaal (06/26/2010-06/30/2010)
  • Running Time: 26 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 05/1828

>Béla Bartók (Composer) (1881 - 1945) : Romanian Dances (2), for piano, Sz. 43, Op. 8a
  • Performer: Mihaela Ursuleasa (Piano)
  • Notes: Deutschlandfunk Kammermusiksaal (06/26/2010-06/30/2010)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1909-1910

>Apap, Gilles : Improvised Introduction to Bartók's "Rhapsody for Violin and Piano no 2"
  • Performers: Gilles Apap (Violin); Mihaela Ursuleasa (Piano)
  • Notes: Deutschlandfunk Kammermusiksaal (06/26/2010-06/30/2010)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 47 sec.

>Béla Bartók (Composer) (1881 - 1945) : Rhapsody for Violin and Orchestra no 2, Sz 90
  • Performers: Gilles Apap (Violin); Mihaela Ursuleasa (Piano)
  • Notes: Deutschlandfunk Kammermusiksaal (06/26/2010-06/30/2010)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1928