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Stradler & Magalhaes play Janácek, Schumann, Schubert

Album Summary

>Janácek, Leos [Composer] : Sonata for violin & piano, JW 7/7
>Schumann, Robert : Sonata for Violin and Piano no 2 in D minor, Op. 121
>Schubert, Franz : Fantasia for violin & piano in C major ("Sei mir gegrüsst!"), D. 934 (Op. posth. 159)
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Notes & Reviews:

Frank Stadler, leader of the Mozarteum Orchestra in Salzburg, has earned a reputation as one of the foremost performers of contemporary music. With his first solo disc for the TwoPianists label, Frank explores the idiosyncrasies of Janacek, Schumann and Schubert accompanied by renowned pianist Luis Magalhaes, co-founder of TwoPianists Records.

American Record Guide
This is an excellent recital, and Frank Stadler and Luis Magalhaes are excellent musicians.

Fanfare
... this is a very enjoyable disc. Reviewing is most worthwhile when one discovers a work, a composer, or a performer. Barry Ross's thorough booklet notes add to the enjoyment, and the engineering is honest and realistic... I'm not sure how TwoPianists and the present performers ended up there, but I am glad they did!

Allmusic.com
Violinist Frank Stadler and pianist Luis Magalhães join forces on this TwoPianists Records disc for an enticingly varied program of works by three composers of a highly critical nature. The program opens with Janácek's Violin Sonata, actually his third and final contribution to the genre but the only one that the composer did not destroy out of fears the first two were not worthy of performance. Schumann's D minor Violin Sonata was composed immediately after the First Sonata as Schumann felt his first attempt was insufficient. Finally, Schubert's C Major Fantasie, a piece which uncharacteristically focuses greatly on virtuosic pyrotechnics, was given a frigid reception at its premiere and remained unpublished until after the composer's death. Stadler and Magalhães bring vibrant, exciting playing to the stage for all three works. What's most impressive is the different characters, colors, and sensibilities that the duo presents for each different work on their program. Here is a duo that is not merely performing three varied compositions, but rather understands the different nature, historical and emotional backgrounds of all three pieces and presents them to their listeners in an enjoyable, captivating way. Both artists possess polished, refined technique that allows their effortless playing to focus on musical decisions, infusing their performances with playfulness, brooding, tempestuousness, and bravura as the need arises.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Endler Hall, Stellenbosch University, South Africa (12/13/2010-12/17/2010).



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>Janácek, Leos [Composer] : Sonata for violin & piano, JW 7/7
  • Performers: Luis Magalhaes (Piano); Frank Stadler (Violin)
  • Notes: Endler Hall, Stellenbosch University, South Africa (12/13/2010-12/17/2010)
  • Running Time: 18 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1914-1915

>Schumann, Robert : Sonata for Violin and Piano no 2 in D minor, Op. 121
  • Performers: Luis Magalhaes (Piano); Frank Stadler (Violin)
  • Notes: Endler Hall, Stellenbosch University, South Africa (12/13/2010-12/17/2010)
  • Running Time: 33 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1851

>Schubert, Franz : Fantasia for violin & piano in C major ("Sei mir gegrüsst!"), D. 934 (Op. posth. 159)
  • Performers: Luis Magalhaes (Piano); Frank Stadler (Violin)
  • Notes: Endler Hall, Stellenbosch University, South Africa (12/13/2010-12/17/2010)
  • Running Time: 25 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 12/1827