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Present - works for viiolin & cello by Halvorsen, Kukal, Stroble, Cirri, Schulhoff & Ravel / Valeria Nasushkina, violin; Mikael Samsonov, cello

> Sarabande con variazioni, theme de Handel - Sarabande con variazioni, theme de Handel
> Present, Op. 12 - Present, Op. 12
> Abschied - Abschied
> Nachts - Nachts
> Duo in B flat major, Op. 12 - I. Allegro
> Duo in B flat major, Op. 12 - II. Adagio in 8
> Duo in B flat major, Op. 12 - III. Allegretto
> Duo for Violin and Cello - Duo for Violin and Cello: II. Zingaresca
> Sonata for Violin and Cello - I. Allegro
> Sonata for Violin and Cello - II. Tres vif
> Sonata for Violin and Cello - III. Lent
> Sonata for Violin and Cello - IV. Vif, avec entrain

Album Summary

>Halvorsen, Johan : Sarabande and variations (on a theme of Handel), for violin & viola
>Kukal, Ondrej : Present, for violin & cello
>Stroble, Tim : Abschied, for violin & cello
>Stroble, Tim : Nachts, for violin & cello
>Cirri, Giovanni Battista : Duo in G major, for violin & cello, Op. 12
>Schulhoff, Erwin : Duo for Violin and Cello
>Ravel, Maurice : Sonata for Violin and Cello
Ensemble Composers

Notes & Reviews:

This new release by Eight Strings is virtuosic, inventive and diverse. Present by Ondrej Kukal, extends far beyond the limits of any piece for cello and violin. The featured piece is the Sonata for Violin and Violoncello by Maurice Ravel in dedication of Claude Debussy. Valeria Nasushkina and Mikael Samsonov are Laureates of the prestigious "Gaetano Zinetti" International Competition, First Prize winners of the "Marco Fiorindo" International Competition in Torino and the Absolute Winners of the 7th "Cittá di Padova Prize" International Competition 2009.

American Record Guide, November/December 2012
All of this adds up to another imaginative program by Eight Strings. They are a remarkable duo that works together with great unanimity, blends their sounds like one instrument, and plays the most complicated rhythmic relationships as if they were utterly simple. This varied program is handled in an effortless way that concentrates on the emotional meaning of the music. Furthermore, the sound is clear but resonant, recorded at just the right distance for the ears to be satisfied and in a space that allows for beauty and clarity.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Clara-Wieck-Auditorium, Tonstudio Teije van Geest, Sand (2010-2011).



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Works Details

>Halvorsen, Johan : Sarabande and variations (on a theme of Handel), for violin & viola
  • Ensemble: Eight Strings
  • Running Time: 9 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Kukal, Ondrej : Present, for violin & cello
  • Ensemble: Eight Strings
  • Running Time: 7 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Tim Ströble : Abschied, for violin & cello
  • Ensemble: Eight Strings
  • Running Time: 3 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Tim Ströble : Nachts, for violin & cello
  • Ensemble: Eight Strings
  • Running Time: 3 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Cirri, Giovanni Battista : Duo in G major, for violin & cello, Op. 12
  • Ensemble: Eight Strings
  • Running Time: 9 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical

>Schulhoff, Erwin : Duo for Violin and Cello :: Zingaresca
  • Ensemble: Eight Strings
  • Running Time: 3 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1925

>Ravel, Maurice : Sonata for Violin and Cello
  • Ensemble: Eight Strings
  • Running Time: 18 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1920-1922