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Violin Showcase - Works by Wieniawski, Brahms, Elgar, Sarasate, Tchaikovsky, Paganini / Matthieu Arama, violin; Aurelien Pontier, piano

Audio Samples

>Williams, John : Fantasy on "Fiddler on the Roof," for violin & piano
>Wieniawski, Henryk : Variations for Violin on an original theme, Op. 15
>Wieniawski, Henryk : Romances (3) for violin & piano
>Brahms, Johannes : Hungarian Dance for piano, 4 hands, in G minor, WoO 1/1
>Brahms, Johannes : Hungarian Dance for piano, 4 hands, in D minor, WoO 1/2
>Brahms, Johannes : Hungarian Dance for piano, 4 hands, in F major, WoO 1/3
>Elgar, Edward : Salut d'amour
>Sarasate, Pablo de : Spanish Dances (2) for Violin and Piano, Op. 21
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Eugene Onegin, Opera
>     Lensky's Aria
>Paganini, Niccolò : Introduction and Variations on "Dal tuo stellato soglio" from Rossini's "Mose", for violin & guitar
>Sarasate, Pablo de : Ziegeunerweisen

Album Summary

>Williams, John : Fantasy on "Fiddler on the Roof," for violin & piano
>Wieniawski, Henryk : Variations for Violin on an original theme, Op. 15
>Wieniawski, Henryk : Romances (3) for violin & piano
>Brahms, Johannes : Hungarian Dance for piano, 4 hands, in G minor, WoO 1/1
>Brahms, Johannes : Hungarian Dance for piano, 4 hands, in D minor, WoO 1/2
>Brahms, Johannes : Hungarian Dance for piano, 4 hands, in F major, WoO 1/3
>Elgar, Edward : Salut d'amour
>Sarasate, Pablo de : Spanish Dances (2) for Violin and Piano, Op. 21
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Eugene Onegin, Opera
>Paganini, Niccolò : Introduction and Variations on "Dal tuo stellato soglio" from Rossini's "Mose", for violin & guitar
>Sarasate, Pablo de : Ziegeunerweisen
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Notes & Reviews:

Young French violinist Matthieu Arama learned his art with Igor Oistrakh and performs worldwide in important venues with leading orchestras and conductors. This CD is Arama's recording debut, showcasing his skills and musicality in a wide range of popular violin works: the fiendishly difficult Paganini's Moses Fantasy, the lyricism and charm of Wieniawski, the vigour and passion of Brahms's Hungarian Dances, the wit and humor of John Williams' Fiddler on the Roof, ending with the ever popular Zigeunerweisen by Sarasate. Arama plays a magnificent 1713 Stradivari.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Château Fombrauge, Bordeaux, France (08/2012).



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Works Details

>Williams, John : Fantasy on "Fiddler on the Roof," for violin & piano
  • Performers: Matthieu Arama (Violin); Aurelien Pontier (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Wieniawski, Henryk : Variations for Violin on an original theme, Op. 15
  • Performers: Matthieu Arama (Violin); Aurelien Pontier (Piano)
  • Running Time: 13 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1854

>Wieniawski, Henryk : Romances (3) for violin & piano
  • Performers: Matthieu Arama (Violin); Aurelien Pontier (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1846-1847

>Brahms, Johannes : Hungarian Dance for piano, 4 hands, in G minor, WoO 1/1
  • Performers: Matthieu Arama (Violin); Aurelien Pontier (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1858-1868

>Brahms, Johannes : Hungarian Dance for piano, 4 hands, in D minor, WoO 1/2
  • Performers: Matthieu Arama (Violin); Aurelien Pontier (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1858-1868

>Brahms, Johannes : Hungarian Dance for piano, 4 hands, in F major, WoO 1/3
  • Performers: Matthieu Arama (Violin); Aurelien Pontier (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1858-1868

>Elgar, Edward : Salut d'amour
  • Performers: Matthieu Arama (Violin); Aurelien Pontier (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1888

>Sarasate, Pablo de : Spanish Dances (2) for Violin and Piano, Op. 21
  • Performers: Matthieu Arama (Violin); Aurelien Pontier (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Eugene Onegin, Opera :: Lensky's Aria
  • Performers: Matthieu Arama (Violin); Aurelien Pontier (Piano)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1877-1878

>Niccolò Paganini (Composer/Violin) (1782 - 1840) : Introduction and Variations on "Dal tuo stellato soglio" from Rossini's "Mosè", for violin & guitar
  • Performers: Matthieu Arama (Violin); Aurelien Pontier (Piano)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1819

>Sarasate, Pablo de : Ziegeunerweisen
  • Performers: Matthieu Arama (Violin); Aurelien Pontier (Piano)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1878