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Bis - Works by Brahms, Fritz Kreisler, Debussy, Gershwin, Nikolai Medtner, Rachmaninoff, Béla Bartók, Christoph Willibald Gluck, Wagner & Joseph Achron / Kerson Leong, violin; Philip Chiu, piano

Album Summary

>Brahms, Johannes : Hungarian Dance for piano, 4 hands, in G minor, WoO 1/1
>Brahms, Johannes : Hungarian Dance for piano, 4 hands, in F sharp minor, WoO 1/17
>Kreisler, Fritz : Liebesfreud
>Kreisler, Fritz : Liebesleid
>Gluck, Christoph Willibald : Christoph W. Gluck Dance of the Blessed Spirits
>Bartók, Béla : Romanian Folk Dances (7), for orchestra, Sz. 68
>Medtner, Nikolai : Conte de fée / Fairy Tale, Op. 20
>Gershwin, George : Preludes (3) for piano
>Rachmaninov, Sergey : Vocalise, instrumental arrangement, Op. 34/14
>Debussy, Claude : Clair de lune (Suite bergamasque)
>Debussy, Claude : La plus que lente
>Wagner, Richard : Albumblatt (Ankunft bei schwarzen Schwänen), for piano in A flat major, WWV 95
>Achron, Joseph : Hebrew Melody for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 33
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Notes & Reviews:

For their first album, some artists might feature repertoire they performed to win an international competition; others might select rarely heard works. But Kerson Leong chose still another route: a series of encores treasured by violinists of both years past and today. "I find that sometimes you can say a lot with very little. I thought that encores, which anyone can relate to, could be the ideal way to introduce myself," he states in an interview.

Kerson Leong carefully handpicked the works. "I looked at Heifetz' and Kreisler's transcriptions and wanted also to introduce some pieces that people may not have heard as much". For example, the haunting Hebrew Melody by Arnold Schoenberg's friend Joseph Yulyevich Achron, a favourite of Jascha Heifetz, or Medtner's Fairy Tale, a piece his accomplice Philip Chiu knows well in its original version for piano. "I wanted to balance flavours, to juxtapose lesser-known pieces with some that people would instantly recognize and could relate to".

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: St-Augustin de Mirabel Church, Québec, Canada (07/2015).



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Works Details

>Brahms, Johannes : Hungarian Dance for piano, 4 hands, in G minor, WoO 1/1
  • Performers: Philip Chiu (Piano); Kerson Leong (Violin)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1858-1868

>Brahms, Johannes : Hungarian Dance for piano, 4 hands, in F sharp minor, WoO 1/17
  • Performers: Philip Chiu (Piano); Kerson Leong (Violin)
  • Running Time: 4 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1879

>Kreisler, Fritz : Liebesfreud
  • Performers: Philip Chiu (Piano); Kerson Leong (Violin)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: by 1910

>Kreisler, Fritz : Liebesleid
  • Performers: Philip Chiu (Piano); Kerson Leong (Violin)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: by 1910

>Gluck, Christoph Willibald : Christoph W. Gluck Dance of the Blessed Spirits
  • Performers: Philip Chiu (Piano); Kerson Leong (Violin)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical

>Bartók, Béla : Romanian Folk Dances (7), for orchestra, Sz. 68
  • Performers: Philip Chiu (Piano); Kerson Leong (Violin)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1917.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1917

>Medtner, Nikolai : Conte de fée / Fairy Tale, Op. 20 :: no 1
  • Performers: Philip Chiu (Piano); Kerson Leong (Violin)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1909

>Gershwin, George : Preludes (3) for piano
  • Performers: Philip Chiu (Piano); Kerson Leong (Violin)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1926

>Rachmaninov, Sergey : Vocalise, instrumental arrangement, Op. 34/14
  • Performers: Philip Chiu (Piano); Kerson Leong (Violin)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Debussy, Claude : Clair de lune (Suite bergamasque)
  • Performers: Philip Chiu (Piano); Kerson Leong (Violin)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1890-1905

>Debussy, Claude : La plus que lente
  • Performers: Philip Chiu (Piano); Kerson Leong (Violin)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Waltz
  • Written: 1910

>Wagner, Richard : Albumblatt (Ankunft bei schwarzen Schwänen), for piano in A flat major, WWV 95
  • Performers: Philip Chiu (Piano); Kerson Leong (Violin)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1861

>Achron, Joseph : Hebrew Melody for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 33
  • Performers: Philip Chiu (Piano); Kerson Leong (Violin)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1911