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Respighi: Violin Sonatas; Five Pieces for Violin and Piano; Serenata et al. / Tanja Becker-Bender, violin; Péter Nagy, piano

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>Respighi, Ottorino : Sonata for violin & piano, in D minor, P. 15
>Respighi, Ottorino : Pezzi (5), for violin & piano, P. 62
>Respighi, Ottorino : Sonata for violin & piano, in B minor, P. 110
>Respighi, Ottorino : Six Pieces, P. 31
>     4. Valse caressante
>     5. Serenata

Album Summary

>Respighi, Ottorino : Sonata for violin & piano, in D minor, P. 15
>Respighi, Ottorino : Pezzi (5), for violin & piano, P. 62
>Respighi, Ottorino : Sonata for violin & piano, in B minor, P. 110
>Respighi, Ottorino : Six Pieces, P. 31
Performers Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Respighi's orchestral music is loved for its lavish, operatic fireworks and its pomp and circumstance. This recording of his music for violin and piano demonstrates a more tender and intimate side to the composer, and also shows what a master he was of melody. Respighi had many influences from all over Europe and an enthusiasm for German music which perhaps explains the pleasing echoes of Brahms and Schumann among others. The sonatas, especially the later in B minor, are important works of nineteenth-century chamber music, and gems such as the Valse caressante and the Serenata are suffused with lyrical elegance which is perfectly carried off by the wonderful violinist Tanja Becker-Bender.

BBC Music Magazine, November 2012
You're unlikely to find more sympathetic and committed performances than these: Tanja Becker-Bender's phrasing of Respighi's long lines and her range and subtlety of colour give both Sonatas every chance to make their mark. She is admirably partnered by Peter Nagy, who makes the best possible case for the B minor's sometimes ponderous piano writing.

Gramophone Magazine, Awards Issue 2012
A revelatory programme, performed with rare panache.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Jesus-Christus-Kirche, Berlin (11/15/2011-11/17/2011).



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>Respighi, Ottorino : Sonata for violin & piano, in D minor, P. 15
  • Performers: Tanja Becker-Bender (Violin); Péter Nagy (Piano)
  • Notes: Jesus-Christus-Kirche, Berlin (11/15/2011-11/17/2011)
  • Running Time: 19 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1897

>Respighi, Ottorino : Pezzi (5), for violin & piano, P. 62
  • Performers: Péter Nagy (Piano); Tanja Becker-Bender (Violin)
  • Notes: Jesus-Christus-Kirche, Berlin (11/15/2011-11/17/2011)
  • Running Time: 18 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: circa 1906

>Respighi, Ottorino : Sonata for violin & piano, in B minor, P. 110
  • Performers: Tanja Becker-Bender (Violin); Péter Nagy (Piano)
  • Notes: Jesus-Christus-Kirche, Berlin (11/15/2011-11/17/2011)
  • Running Time: 25 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1917

>Respighi, Ottorino : Six Pieces, P. 31 :: 4. Valse caressante
  • Performers: Tanja Becker-Bender (Violin); Péter Nagy (Piano)
  • Notes: Jesus-Christus-Kirche, Berlin (11/15/2011-11/17/2011)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1901

>Respighi, Ottorino : Six Pieces, P. 31 :: 5. Serenata
  • Performers: Tanja Becker-Bender (Violin); Péter Nagy (Piano)
  • Notes: Jesus-Christus-Kirche, Berlin (11/15/2011-11/17/2011)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1901