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Pablo Sarasate: Music for Violin & Orchestra, Vol. 2

Audio Samples

>Sarasate, Pablo de : Carmen Fantasy for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 25
>Sarasate, Pablo de : Fantasy on Gounod's "Romeo & Juliet," for violin & orchestra, Op. 5
>Sarasate, Pablo de : Chansons russes (Canciones rusas), for violin & orchestra, Op. 49
>Sarasate, Pablo de : El canto del ruiseñor, Op. 29
>Sarasate, Pablo de : La chasse, for violin & orchestra, Op. 44
>Sarasate, Pablo de : Jota de Pablo, for violin & orchestra, Op. 52

Album Summary

>Sarasate, Pablo de : Carmen Fantasy for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 25
>Sarasate, Pablo de : Fantasy on Gounod's "Romeo & Juliet," for violin & orchestra, Op. 5
>Sarasate, Pablo de : Chansons russes (Canciones rusas), for violin & orchestra, Op. 49
>Sarasate, Pablo de : El canto del ruiseñor, Op. 29
>Sarasate, Pablo de : La chasse, for violin & orchestra, Op. 44
>Sarasate, Pablo de : Jota de Pablo, for violin & orchestra, Op. 52
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Notes & Reviews:

Dazzlingly virtuosic fireworks, spirited passion and astonishing technique combine in the youthful Chinese violinist Tianwa Yang who leaves the critics grasping for superlatives whenever she plays. In this second volume of Naxos' cycle of Sarasate's complete works for violin and orchestra she again teams with the orchestra founded by the legendary Spanish violinist-composer in 1879 to present two of his orchestral masterpieces, the famous 'Carmen Fantasy' and the sadly neglected 'Romeo and Juliet Fantasy', as well as several other utterly delightful, and fiendishly difficult, concert pieces.

"You're going to love this one. Now I have to confess, I'm not normally a fan of the virtuoso violin school--heck, of any violin school. Sarasate has a big advantage, though: he's working with great tunes. Who doesn't love Carmen? Or the bel canto sexiness of Romeo and Juliet? Canciones rusas contains the theme that became famous as the "Wet Nurses' Dance" in Stravinsky's Petrushka (Balakirev also used it). La chasse is remarkably atmospheric and poetic, the Jota de Pablo a celebration of the composer's Spanish heritage. Okay, El canto del ruiseñor (The Song of the Nightingale) is one of those chirpy bird things that makes you want to throw the little critter down some oxygen-depleted Chilean mine shaft, but there are worse ways to go than death by chronic cuteness.

Tianwa Yang is a sensationally talented young violinist. She has technique to burn. Her harmonics (and there are a lot of them) dazzle with their precision and lack of "hissiness"; her left-hand pizzicatos, special bowing effects, runs, and arpeggios fit naturally within a phrase rather than sticking out like the gaudy banners on a parade float. Best of all, she has a beautiful tone in cantabile phrases (check out the Romeo and Juliet fantasy) and a really seductive way with rubato that conveys emotion without distorting the rhythm. Splendidly accompanied by Ernest Izquierdo and his Navarra players, this is a youthful, vibrant collection that just may change your mind about the virtuoso violin repertoire."-classicsoday.com

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Concert Hall, Orquesta Sinfónica de Navarra, Pamplona,.



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Works Details

>Sarasate, Pablo de : Carmen Fantasy for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 25
  • Performer: Tianwa Yang (Violin)
  • Conductor: Ernest Izquierdo
  • Notes: Concert Hall, Orquesta Sinfónica de Navarra, Pamplona, Spain (11/01/2009-11/02/2009)
  • Running Time: 13 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1883

>Sarasate, Pablo de : Fantasy on Gounod's "Romeo & Juliet," for violin & orchestra, Op. 5
  • Performer: Tianwa Yang (Violin)
  • Conductor: Ernest Izquierdo
  • Running Time: 12 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Sarasate, Pablo de : Chansons russes (Canciones rusas), for violin & orchestra, Op. 49
  • Performer: Tianwa Yang (Violin)
  • Conductor: Ernest Izquierdo
  • Notes: Concert Hall, Orquesta Sinfónica de Navarra, Pamplona, Spain (11/03/2008-11/06/2008)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Choral

>Sarasate, Pablo de : El canto del ruiseñor, Op. 29
  • Performer: Tianwa Yang (Violin)
  • Conductor: Ernest Izquierdo
  • Notes: Concert Hall, Orquesta Sinfónica de Navarra, Pamplona, Spain (11/03/2008-11/06/2008)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal

>Sarasate, Pablo de : La chasse, for violin & orchestra, Op. 44
  • Performer: Tianwa Yang (Violin)
  • Conductor: Ernest Izquierdo
  • Notes: Concert Hall, Orquesta Sinfónica de Navarra, Pamplona, Spain (11/03/2008-11/06/2008)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto

>Sarasate, Pablo de : Jota de Pablo, for violin & orchestra, Op. 52
  • Performer: Tianwa Yang (Violin)
  • Conductor: Ernest Izquierdo
  • Notes: Concert Hall, Orquesta Sinfónica de Navarra, Pamplona, Spain (11/03/2008-11/06/2008)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto