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Fauré, Schumann, Bartók: Sonatas for Violin & Piano / Shuai Shi, violin; Zhen Chen, piano

Album Summary

>Fauré, Gabriel : Sonata for Violin and Piano no 1 in A major, Op. 13
>Schumann, Robert : Sonata for Violin and Piano no 1 in A minor, Op. 105
>Bartók, Béla : Sonata for Violin and Piano no 2, Sz 76
Ensemble Composers

Notes & Reviews:

Since its establishment in 2012, the Jade Duo has been dedicated to interpreting piano and violin sonata repertoire with the highest artistic standard. The Jade Duo won first prize in the 2013 Artur Balsam Competition and second prize in the J.C. Arriaga Chamber Music Competition that same year.

American Record Guide, July/August 2015
Jade Duo is violinist Shuai Shi and pianist Zhen Chen. Shi is a student of Pinchas Zukerman and is on the faculty of the Zhejiang Conservatory, and Chen has studied with Arkady Aronov. Both have won prizes, and together they were prizewinners in the Artur Balsam Competition for Duos and the JC Arriaga Chamber Music Competition. What is remarkable about this recital, which I believe is their debut on CD, is not only the varied character of the music, but how effective they are in interpreting each piece. From the earnest early romanticism of the Schumann to the breezy lyricism of the FaurT to the knotty, mysterious modernism of the Bartok, they don't make a wrong step anywhere. I am especially impressed by the Schumann, as the most effective tempos elude almost everyone else.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Oktaven Audio, New York (04/2014).



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Works Details

>Fauré, Gabriel : Sonata for Violin and Piano no 1 in A major, Op. 13
  • Ensemble: Jade Duo
  • Running Time: 22 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1876

>Schumann, Robert : Sonata for Violin and Piano no 1 in A minor, Op. 105
  • Ensemble: Jade Duo
  • Running Time: 16 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1851

>Bartók, Béla : Sonata for Violin and Piano no 2, Sz 76
  • Ensemble: Jade Duo
  • Running Time: 19 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1922