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Elgar: The Violin Music / Bisengaliev, Frith, Bisengalieva, Ungrangsee

Audio Samples

>Elgar, Edward : Concerto for Violin in B minor, Op. 61
>Elgar, Edward : Serenade for Strings in E minor, Op. 20
>Elgar, Edward : Romance, for violin & piano (later orchestrated) in C minor, Op. 1
>Elgar, Edward : Mazurka, for violin
>Elgar, Edward : Pieces (2) ("Mot d'amour"), for violin & piano, Op. 13
>Elgar, Edward : Serenade, for piano
>Elgar, Edward : Une idylle, Op. 4 no 1
>Elgar, Edward : Chanson de matin, Op. 15 no 2
>Elgar, Edward : La capricieuse, Op. 17
>Elgar, Edward : Gavotte ("Morceau de salon"), for violin & piano in A major
>Elgar, Edward : Salut d'amour
>Elgar, Edward : Etude caprice, for solo violin
>Elgar, Edward : May Song
>Elgar, Edward : Scenes from the Bavarian Highlands
>     no 2. In Hammersbach
>Elgar, Edward : Carissima
>Elgar, Edward : Adieu, for piano
>Elgar, Edward : Etudes caracteristiques (6), for solo violin, Op. 24
>Elgar, Edward : Sursum Corda, elevation for brass, organ, strings & 2 timpani in B flat major, Op. 11
>Elgar, Edward : Bavarian Dance
>     no 3
>     no 1
>Elgar, Edward : Sospiri, adagio for violin & piano, Op. 70
>Blackbourne, G. Frank : Petite Reine, berceuse for piano
>Elgar, Edward : Polonaise, for violin & piano in D minor / F major (compiled from fragments by C. Polybank)
>Elgar, Edward : Nursery Suite
>     Dreaming
>Elgar, Edward : Very Easy Melodious Exercises in the First Position
>     Valse on Themes by Elgar
>Elgar, Edward : Reminiscences, for violin & piano in D major
>Elgar, Edward : The Crown of India, Op. 66
>     Interlude
>Elgar, Edward : Allegretto (on 5 notes), for violin & piano
>Elgar, Edward : Sonata for violin & piano in E minor, Op. 82
>Elgar, Edward : Fugue, for violin & oboe in D minor

Album Summary

>Elgar, Edward : Concerto for Violin in B minor, Op. 61
>Elgar, Edward : Serenade for Strings in E minor, Op. 20
>Elgar, Edward : Romance, for violin & piano (later orchestrated) in C minor, Op. 1
>Elgar, Edward : Mazurka, for violin
>Elgar, Edward : Pieces (2) ("Mot d'amour"), for violin & piano, Op. 13
>Elgar, Edward : Serenade, for piano
>Elgar, Edward : Une idylle, Op. 4 no 1
>Elgar, Edward : Chanson de matin, Op. 15 no 2
>Elgar, Edward : La capricieuse, Op. 17
>Elgar, Edward : Gavotte ("Morceau de salon"), for violin & piano in A major
>Elgar, Edward : Salut d'amour
>Elgar, Edward : Etude caprice, for solo violin
>Elgar, Edward : May Song
>Elgar, Edward : Scenes from the Bavarian Highlands
>Elgar, Edward : Carissima
>Elgar, Edward : Adieu, for piano
>Elgar, Edward : Etudes caracteristiques (6), for solo violin, Op. 24
>Elgar, Edward : Sursum Corda, elevation for brass, organ, strings & 2 timpani in B flat major, Op. 11
>Elgar, Edward : Bavarian Dance
>Elgar, Edward : Sospiri, adagio for violin & piano, Op. 70
>Blackbourne, G. Frank : Petite Reine, berceuse for piano
>Elgar, Edward : Polonaise, for violin & piano in D minor / F major (compiled from fragments by C. Polybank)
>Elgar, Edward : Nursery Suite
>Elgar, Edward : Very Easy Melodious Exercises in the First Position
>Elgar, Edward : Reminiscences, for violin & piano in D major
>Elgar, Edward : The Crown of India, Op. 66
>Elgar, Edward : Allegretto (on 5 notes), for violin & piano
>Elgar, Edward : Sonata for violin & piano in E minor, Op. 82
>Elgar, Edward : Fugue, for violin & oboe in D minor
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Notes & Reviews:

For more than two decades before he achieved fame as England's foremost composer, the young Edward Elgar earned a living as a violin teacher. In addition to such evergreens as Sospiri, Chansons de Matin and de Nuit, Salut d'amour and his Violin Sonata and Concerto, this Naxos anthology includes a treasury of lesser-known works, both charming salon pieces and demanding études. 'Bisengaliev is a sensational player of intense musicality and tonal splendour.' (BBC Music Magazine, August 1999)

Allmusic.com
At the heart of this collection is violinist Marat Bisengaliev, whose playing across the more than ten years of recording it took to complete this project is wonderfully even and lustrous. The tone he generates, particularly on the G- and D-strings is alarmingly powerful and projecting, a wonderful complement to the muscularity and darkness of the concerto but also a welcome counterpart to the piano in the miniatures and sonata. His interpretation in the concerto is very fluid, imparting a great deal of rubato and tempo fluctuation that are done with thoughtful purpose and direction. Pianist Benjamin Frith offers an accompaniment that is every bit is refined and rich as Bisengaliev's playing, and the duo play together with an enjoyable sense of symmetry and cohesiveness. Both for its completeness and for the fine playing found within, this set is one worthy of adding to most any collection.

The WholeNote
The concerto receives a very presentable reading, with a nicely-balanced orchestral opening and a clean, transparent sound - no "stuffy" Edwardian approach here. Overall, this is a performance that occasionally scales the heights, but doesn't really plumb the depths of this very personal and emotional work.

Fanfare
... with its committed performances and the relative completeness of its repertoire, Naxos's collection with Bisengaliev deserves the consideration of violinists and, especially, perhaps, listeners interested in the composer and his less-familiar works. Very strongly recommended.

American Record Guide
... Bisengaliev's violin playing is strong and secure...



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Works Details

>Elgar, Edward : Concerto for Violin in B minor, Op. 61
  • Performer: Marat Bisengaliev (Violin)
  • Conductor: Bundit Ungrangsee
  • Notes: Composition written: 1909-10.
  • Running Time: 46 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1909-1910

>Elgar, Edward : Serenade for Strings in E minor, Op. 20
  • Performer: Marat Bisengaliev (Violin)
  • Conductor: Bundit Ungrangsee
  • Running Time: 11 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1892

>Elgar, Edward : Romance, for violin & piano (later orchestrated) in C minor, Op. 1
  • Performers: Marat Bisengaliev (Violin); Benjamin Frith (Piano)
  • Notes: St. Michael's, Highgate, London, UK (08/20/1998-08/21/1998)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1878

>Elgar, Edward : Mazurka, for violin
  • Performers: Marat Bisengaliev (Violin); Benjamin Frith (Piano)
  • Notes: St. Michael's, Highgate, London, UK (08/20/1998-08/21/1998)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Elgar, Edward : Pieces (2) ("Mot d'amour"), for violin & piano, Op. 13
  • Performers: Marat Bisengaliev (Violin); Benjamin Frith (Piano)
  • Notes: St. Michael's, Highgate, London, UK (08/20/1998-08/21/1998); Potton Hall, Westleton, Suffolk, UK (08/20/1998-08/21/1998); St. Michael's, Highgate, London, UK (10/17/2000-10/18/2000); Potton Hall, Westleton, Suffolk, UK (10/17/2000-10/18/2000)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1889

>Elgar, Edward : Serenade, for piano
  • Performers: Marat Bisengaliev (Violin); Benjamin Frith (Piano)
  • Notes: St. Michael's, Highgate, London, UK (08/20/1998-08/21/1998)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1932

>Elgar, Edward : Une idylle, Op. 4 no 1
  • Performers: Marat Bisengaliev (Violin); Benjamin Frith (Piano)
  • Notes: St. Michael's, Highgate, London, UK (08/20/1998-08/21/1998); Potton Hall, Westleton, Suffolk, UK (08/20/1998-08/21/1998); St. Michael's, Highgate, London, UK (10/17/2000-10/18/2000); Potton Hall, Westleton, Suffolk, UK (10/17/2000-10/18/2000)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1884

>Elgar, Edward : Chanson de matin, Op. 15 no 2
  • Performers: Marat Bisengaliev (Violin); Benjamin Frith (Piano)
  • Notes: St. Michael's, Highgate, London, UK (08/20/1998-08/21/1998)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1879-1899

>Elgar, Edward : La capricieuse, Op. 17
  • Performers: Marat Bisengaliev (Violin); Benjamin Frith (Piano)
  • Notes: St. Michael's, Highgate, London, UK (08/20/1998-08/21/1998)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1891

>Elgar, Edward : Gavotte ("Morceau de salon"), for violin & piano in A major
  • Performers: Marat Bisengaliev (Violin); Benjamin Frith (Piano)
  • Notes: St. Michael's, Highgate, London, UK (08/20/1998-08/21/1998)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1885

>Elgar, Edward : Salut d'amour
  • Performers: Marat Bisengaliev (Violin); Benjamin Frith (Piano)
  • Notes: St. Michael's, Highgate, London, UK (08/20/1998-08/21/1998)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1888

>Elgar, Edward : Etude caprice, for solo violin
  • Performers: Marat Bisengaliev (Violin); Benjamin Frith (Piano)
  • Notes: St. Michael's, Highgate, London, UK (08/20/1998-08/21/1998)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1878

>Elgar, Edward : May Song
  • Performers: Marat Bisengaliev (Violin); Benjamin Frith (Piano)
  • Notes: St. Michael's, Highgate, London, UK (08/20/1998-08/21/1998)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1901

>Elgar, Edward : Une idylle, Op. 4 no 1
  • Performers: Marat Bisengaliev (Violin); Benjamin Frith (Piano)
  • Notes: St. Michael's, Highgate, London, UK (08/20/1998-08/21/1998); Potton Hall, Westleton, Suffolk, UK (08/20/1998-08/21/1998); St. Michael's, Highgate, London, UK (10/17/2000-10/18/2000); Potton Hall, Westleton, Suffolk, UK (10/17/2000-10/18/2000)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1884

>Elgar, Edward : Scenes from the Bavarian Highlands :: no 2. In Hammersbach
  • Performers: Marat Bisengaliev (Violin); Benjamin Frith (Piano)
  • Notes: St. Michael's, Highgate, London, UK (08/20/1998-08/21/1998)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1895

>Elgar, Edward : Carissima
  • Performers: Marat Bisengaliev (Violin); Benjamin Frith (Piano)
  • Notes: St. Michael's, Highgate, London, UK (08/20/1998-08/21/1998)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1913

>Elgar, Edward : Adieu, for piano
  • Performers: Marat Bisengaliev (Violin); Benjamin Frith (Piano)
  • Notes: St. Michael's, Highgate, London, UK (08/20/1998-08/21/1998)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1932

>Elgar, Edward : Études caractéristiques (6), for solo violin, Op. 24
  • Performer: Marat Bisengaliev (Violin)
  • Notes: St. Michael's, Highgate, London, UK (08/20/1998-08/21/1998)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1892

>Elgar, Edward : Sursum Corda, elévation for brass, organ, strings & 2 timpani in B flat major, Op. 11
  • Performers: Marat Bisengaliev (Violin); Benjamin Frith (Piano)
  • Notes: Potton Hall, Westleton, Suffolk, UK (10/17/2000-10/18/2000)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1894

>Elgar, Edward : Une idylle, Op. 4 no 1
  • Performers: Marat Bisengaliev (Violin); Benjamin Frith (Piano)
  • Notes: St. Michael's, Highgate, London, UK (08/20/1998-08/21/1998); Potton Hall, Westleton, Suffolk, UK (08/20/1998-08/21/1998); St. Michael's, Highgate, London, UK (10/17/2000-10/18/2000); Potton Hall, Westleton, Suffolk, UK (10/17/2000-10/18/2000)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1884

>Elgar, Edward : Bavarian Dance :: no 3
  • Performers: Marat Bisengaliev (Violin); Benjamin Frith (Piano)
  • Notes: Potton Hall, Westleton, Suffolk, UK (10/17/2000-10/18/2000)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1896

>Elgar, Edward : Bavarian Dance :: no 1
  • Performers: Marat Bisengaliev (Violin); Benjamin Frith (Piano)
  • Notes: Potton Hall, Westleton, Suffolk, UK (10/17/2000-10/18/2000)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1896

>Elgar, Edward : Sospiri, adagio for violin & piano, Op. 70
  • Performers: Marat Bisengaliev (Violin); Benjamin Frith (Piano)
  • Notes: Potton Hall, Westleton, Suffolk, UK (10/17/2000-10/18/2000)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1914

>G. Frank Blackbourne (aka Victor Béraud) : Petite Reine, berceuse for piano
  • Performers: Marat Bisengaliev (Violin); Benjamin Frith (Piano)
  • Notes: Potton Hall, Westleton, Suffolk, UK (10/17/2000-10/18/2000)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 26 sec.

>Elgar, Edward : Polonaise, for violin & piano in D minor / F major (compiled from fragments by C. Polybank)
  • Performers: Marat Bisengaliev (Violin); Benjamin Frith (Piano)
  • Notes: Potton Hall, Westleton, Suffolk, UK (10/17/2000-10/18/2000)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1879

>Elgar, Edward : Nursery Suite :: Dreaming
  • Performers: Marat Bisengaliev (Violin); Benjamin Frith (Piano)
  • Notes: Potton Hall, Westleton, Suffolk, UK (10/17/2000-10/18/2000)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1930

>Elgar, Edward : Pieces (2) ("Mot d'amour"), for violin & piano, Op. 13
  • Performers: Marat Bisengaliev (Violin); Benjamin Frith (Piano)
  • Notes: St. Michael's, Highgate, London, UK (08/20/1998-08/21/1998); Potton Hall, Westleton, Suffolk, UK (08/20/1998-08/21/1998); St. Michael's, Highgate, London, UK (10/17/2000-10/18/2000); Potton Hall, Westleton, Suffolk, UK (10/17/2000-10/18/2000)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1889

>Elgar, Edward : Very Easy Melodious Exercises in the First Position :: Valse on Themes by Elgar
  • Performers: Marat Bisengaliev (Violin); Benjamin Frith (Piano)
  • Notes: Potton Hall, Westleton, Suffolk, UK (10/17/2000-10/18/2000)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1892

>Elgar, Edward : Reminiscences, for violin & piano in D major
  • Performers: Benjamin Frith (Piano); Marat Bisengaliev (Violin)
  • Notes: Potton Hall, Westleton, Suffolk, UK (10/17/2000-10/18/2000)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1877

>Elgar, Edward : The Crown of India, Op. 66 :: Interlude
  • Performers: Benjamin Frith (Piano); Marat Bisengaliev (Violin)
  • Notes: Potton Hall, Westleton, Suffolk, UK (10/17/2000-10/18/2000)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1912

>Elgar, Edward : Allegretto (on 5 notes), for violin & piano
  • Performers: Marat Bisengaliev (Violin); Benjamin Frith (Piano)
  • Notes: Potton Hall, Westleton, Suffolk, UK (10/17/2000-10/18/2000)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1885

>Elgar, Edward : Sonata for violin & piano in E minor, Op. 82
  • Performers: Marat Bisengaliev (Violin); Benjamin Frith (Piano)
  • Notes: Potton Hall, Westleton, Suffolk, UK (10/17/2000-10/18/2000)
  • Running Time: 24 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1918

>Elgar, Edward : Fugue, for violin & oboe in D minor
  • Performers: Marat Bisengaliev (Violin); Camilla Bisengalieva (Oboe)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1883