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Solo Violin Works - "Dancer on a Tightrope"; Works by Bacewicz, Hindemith, Gubaidulina, Prokofiev, Schnittke, John Cage / Bartosz Worosch, violin; Mei Yi Foo, piano

Album Summary

>Bacewicz, Grazyna : Sonata for solo violin no 2
>Hindemith, Paul : Sonata for solo violin, Op. 31/2
>Gubaidulina, Sofia : Dancer on a Tightrope, for violin & piano
>Prokofiev, Sergey : Sonata for violin solo in D major, Op. 115
>Schnittke, Alfred : Fugue for solo violin
>Cage, John : Six Melodies, for violin & keyboard
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Notes & Reviews:

Sofia Gubaidulina's Dancer on a Tightrope gives the title for this debut recording for Champs Hill from YCAT artist Bartosz Woroch. This 1993 piece represents a break from the confines of everyday life, inevitably associated with risk and danger, using extanded techniques for both violin and piano. Not only this piece but the whole recital embraces the desire to take flight, for the exhilaration of movement, of dance, of ecstatic virtuosity. Graz?yna Bacewicz (1909-1969) is a rarity: a Polish female composer whose work has become well known. Her Sonata for Solo Violin is an early work (1929) but is ferocious and Bartosz describes it as 'full of evil'. Prokofiev's Second Sonata for Violin (1947), by contrast, seems to hark back to the previous century with its simple melodies - originally designed for multiple players in unison - and not premiered until after his death in 1959. John Cage's Six Melodies (1950) for violin and keyboard instrument uses sparse textures where the violinist is instructed to use no vibrato. Hindemith's Sonata for Solo Violin of 1924 is in four sections, described as having been written on the train between Hannover and Frankfurt, with the final section a set of variations on a song by Mozart.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: The Music Room, Champs Hill, West Sussex, UK (2015-07-02_2015-07-03&2015-).



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>Bacewicz, Grazyna : Sonata for solo violin no 2
  • Performer: Bartosz Woroch (Violin)
  • Notes: The Music Room, Champs Hill, West Sussex, UK (2015-07-02_2015-07-03&2015-)
  • Running Time: 12 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1958

>Hindemith, Paul : Sonata for solo violin, Op. 31/2
  • Performer: Bartosz Woroch (Violin)
  • Notes: The Music Room, Champs Hill, West Sussex, UK (2015-07-02_2015-07-03&2015-)
  • Running Time: 12 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1924

>Gubaidulina, Sofia : Dancer on a Tightrope, for violin & piano
  • Performers: Mei Foo (Keyboards); Mei Foo (Piano); Bartosz Woroch (Violin)
  • Notes: The Music Room, Champs Hill, West Sussex, UK (2015-07-02_2015-07-03&2015-)
  • Running Time: 15 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1993

>Prokofiev, Sergey : Sonata for violin solo in D major, Op. 115
  • Performer: Bartosz Woroch (Violin)
  • Notes: The Music Room, Champs Hill, West Sussex, UK (2015-07-02_2015-07-03&2015-)
  • Running Time: 14 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1947

>Schnittke, Alfred : Fugue for solo violin
  • Performer: Bartosz Woroch (Violin)
  • Notes: The Music Room, Champs Hill, West Sussex, UK (2015-07-02_2015-07-03&2015-)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1953

>Cage, John : Six Melodies, for violin & keyboard
  • Performers: Mei Foo (Keyboards); Mei Foo (Piano); Bartosz Woroch (Violin)
  • Notes: The Music Room, Champs Hill, West Sussex, UK (2015-07-02_2015-07-03&2015-)
  • Running Time: 12 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1950