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Opera Fantasies for Violin, Vol. 2 - music of Verdi, Tchaikovsky, Hagen, Sarasate, Gluck, Hubay, Martinu, Handel, Berger / Livia Sohn, violin; Benjamin Loeb, piano

Album Summary

>Verdi, Giuseppe : I Lombardi
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Eugene Onegin
>Hagen, Daron : Valse Blanche
>Sarasate, Pablo de : Concert Fantasy on Gounod's "Faust", Op. 13
>Kreisler, Fritz : Mélodie (Dance of the Blessed Spirits) for violin & piano (transcription of the Lento from Gluck's O
>Hubay, Jenö : The Violin Makers of Cremona, Op. 40
>Martinu, Bohuslav : Variations on a theme of Rossini for Cello and Piano
>Handel, George Frideric : Xerxes
>Berger, Jonathan : Fantasy on themes from "The War Reporter," for violin & piano
>Verdi, Giuseppe : La forza del destino
Performers Composers

Notes & Reviews:

At a time when there were limited opportunities to attend the opera house, and before the existence of recordings, the operatic fantasy proved a popular and ingenious way to spend great melodies to a wider audience. Some classics of this genre are heard in this second volume - not least Wilhelmj's arrangement of Handel and Kreisler's beautifully tranquil arrangement of Gluck - but there are also memorable examples from Verdi and Hubay's piquant opera Le Luthier de Cremone, as well as two vivid contemporary examples that continue the genre into the twenty-first century.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Campbell Recital Hall, Stanford University, California, (12/19/2014-12/21/2014).



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>Verdi, Giuseppe : I Lombardi :: Act 3. Preludio
  • Performers: Benjamin Loeb (Piano); Livia Sohn (Violin)
  • Notes: Campbell Recital Hall, Stanford University, California, USA (12/19/2014-12/21/2014)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1843

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Eugene Onegin :: Lensky's Aria
  • Performers: Benjamin Loeb (Piano); Livia Sohn (Violin)
  • Notes: Campbell Recital Hall, Stanford University, California, USA (12/19/2014-12/21/2014)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1877-1878

>Hagen, Daron : Valse Blanche :: How Love Comes, Tangiers, October 1958, for violin & piano
  • Performers: Benjamin Loeb (Piano); Livia Sohn (Violin)
  • Notes: Campbell Recital Hall, Stanford University, California, USA (12/19/2014-12/21/2014)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Waltz
  • Written: 2014

>Sarasate, Pablo de : Concert Fantasy on Gounod's "Faust", Op. 13
  • Performers: Benjamin Loeb (Piano); Livia Sohn (Violin)
  • Notes: Campbell Recital Hall, Stanford University, California, USA (12/19/2014-12/21/2014)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Kreisler, Fritz : Mélodie (Dance of the Blessed Spirits) for violin & piano (transcription of the Lento from Gluck's O
  • Performers: Benjamin Loeb (Piano); Livia Sohn (Violin)
  • Notes: Campbell Recital Hall, Stanford University, California, USA (12/19/2014-12/21/2014)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Hubay, Jenö : The Violin Makers of Cremona, Op. 40
  • Performers: Benjamin Loeb (Piano); Livia Sohn (Violin)
  • Notes: Campbell Recital Hall, Stanford University, California, USA (12/19/2014-12/21/2014)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Martinu, Bohuslav : Variations on a theme of Rossini for Cello and Piano
  • Performers: Benjamin Loeb (Piano); Livia Sohn (Violin)
  • Notes: Campbell Recital Hall, Stanford University, California, USA (12/19/2014-12/21/2014)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 10/1942

>Handel, George Frideric : Xerxes :: Largo
  • Performers: Benjamin Loeb (Piano); Livia Sohn (Violin)
  • Notes: Campbell Recital Hall, Stanford University, California, USA (12/19/2014-12/21/2014)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1738

>Berger, Jonathan : Fantasy on themes from "The War Reporter," for violin & piano
  • Performers: Benjamin Loeb (Piano); Livia Sohn (Violin)
  • Notes: Campbell Recital Hall, Stanford University, California, USA (12/19/2014-12/21/2014)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2014

>Verdi, Giuseppe : La forza del destino :: Act 3. Solenne in quest'ora
  • Performers: Benjamin Loeb (Piano); Geoff Nuttall (Viola); Livia Sohn (Violin)
  • Notes: Campbell Recital Hall, Stanford University, California, USA (12/19/2014-12/21/2014)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1862