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Danwen Jiang: Live In Concert. Debussy: Violin Sonata; Franck: Sonata in A; Ravel: Sonata in G / Danwen Jiang, violin; Walter Cosand, piano

Album Summary

>Debussy, Claude : Sonata for Violin and Piano in G minor
>Franck, César : Sonata for Violin and Piano in A major, M 8
>Ravel, Maurice : Sonata for Violin and Piano in G major
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Notes & Reviews:

Chinese-American violinist Danwen Jiang gave her premiere recital at age nine before Deng Xiaoping at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. She studied at the Central Conservatory of Music and has since embarked on an international performing career. She is on the faculty at Arizona State University.

American Record Guide, May/June 2013
This is the first time I have heard Danwen Jiang, professor of violin at Arizona State University. This recital was recorded in concert February 6, 2004, at Katzin Concert Hall at ASU. Jiang's partner is Walter Cosand, who is professor of piano at ASU. Again, I am very happy with the interpretations. The duo brings out the quirkiness of the Debussy beautifully. It is very impressive. The Ravel Sonata that ends this recital is very fine too. I has a statuesque, neoclassical beauty, II has just enough bluesy grotesquerie to be satisfying (this is the hardest movement to get right), and III is the bumpy, whirling train ride it should be. The two instruments are perfectly balanced, with the piano never held in check and the violin never swamped no matter how loud the piano gets. I would love to hear more from this duo. Jiang plays the "Ries" Stradivarius of 1727.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Katzin Concert Hall, Arizona State University (02/06/2004).



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Works Details

>Debussy, Claude : Sonata for Violin and Piano in G minor
  • Performers: Danwen Jiang (Violin); Walter Cosand (Piano)
  • Running Time: 13 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1916-1917

>César Franck (1822 - 1890) : Sonata for Violin and Piano in A major, M 8
  • Performers: Danwen Jiang (Violin); Walter Cosand (Piano)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1886.
  • Running Time: 27 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1886

>Ravel, Maurice : Sonata for Violin and Piano in G major
  • Performers: Danwen Jiang (Violin); Walter Cosand (Piano)
  • Running Time: 18 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1923-1927