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Sweet Remembrance: works by Brahms, Kreisler, Ysaye, Massenet, Elgar et al. / Rudens Turku, violin; Yumiko Urabe, piano

Audio Samples

>Paradis, Maria Theresia von : Sicilienne for keyboard in E flat major
>Wieniawski, Henryk : Kujawiak for Violin and Piano in A minor
>Paganini, Niccolò : Cantabile, for violin & piano (or guitar) in D major, Op. 17, MS 109
>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Duets
>     Preludium
>Elgar, Edward : Salut d'amour
>Paganini, Niccolò : Moto perpetuo for Violin and Orchestra in C major, Op. 11
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Lieder ohne Worte, Op. 19
>Sarasate, Pablo de : Malaguena
>Mussorgsky, Modest : Hopak
>Kreisler, Fritz : Schon Rosmarin
>Glazunov, Alexander : Meditation for Violin and Piano in D major, Op. 32
>Paganini, Niccolò : La Campanella
>     Excerpt
>Brahms, Johannes : Scherzo for Violin and Piano in C minor, WoO 2 "FAE Sonata"
>Massenet, Jules : Meditation (from "Thaïs")
>Ysaÿe, Eugène : Sonata for violin solo no 2 in A minor ("Obsession"), Op. 27/2

Album Summary

>Paradis, Maria Theresia von : Sicilienne for keyboard in E flat major
>Wieniawski, Henryk : Kujawiak for Violin and Piano in A minor
>Paganini, Niccolò : Cantabile, for violin & piano (or guitar) in D major, Op. 17, MS 109
>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Duets
>Elgar, Edward : Salut d'amour
>Paganini, Niccolò : Moto perpetuo for Violin and Orchestra in C major, Op. 11
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Lieder ohne Worte, Op. 19
>Sarasate, Pablo de : Malaguena
>Mussorgsky, Modest : Hopak
>Kreisler, Fritz : Schon Rosmarin
>Glazunov, Alexander : Meditation for Violin and Piano in D major, Op. 32
>Paganini, Niccolò : La Campanella
>Brahms, Johannes : Scherzo for Violin and Piano in C minor, WoO 2 "FAE Sonata"
>Massenet, Jules : Meditation (from "Thaïs")
>Ysaÿe, Eugène : Sonata for violin solo no 2 in A minor ("Obsession"), Op. 27/2
Performers Composers

Notes & Reviews:

Since making his Avie recording debut in 2005, Rudens Turku has amassed a devoted following for his effortless virtuosity. Following albums devoted to solo works, duos, and concertos, Rudens returns with a personal selection of miniatures and encores for violin and piano. Sweet Remembrance - the subtitle of Jascha Heifetz's arrangement of Mendelssohn's Song without Words - ranges from the romantic Salut d'amour by Elgar, Schön Rosmarin by Kreisler, and Massenet's Meditation from Thaïs, to the energetic Scherzo from Brahms' F-A-E Sonata and Shostakovich's exhilarating Preludium. Interspersed with miniature masterpieces by great violinist-composers such as Paganini, Sarasate, Kreisler, and Wienawski, the album boldly concludes with Ysaÿe's commanding Second Sonata, itself written in remembrance of another great violinist, Jacques Thibaud.

American Record Guide, July / August 2012
There is a great reading of the Solo Sonata No. 2 (Obsession) by Ysaye. Turku brings out the many different voices in the piece very distinctly, and II sounds almost as if each line of the double stops could have been recorded separately, and then overdubbed (I'm sure that was not the case). Turku's sense of structure, his sensitivity to color and phrase shape, and the way he treats all the veiled and unveiled appearances of the "dies irae" motive, make this reading particularly satisfying.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Potton Hall, Suffolk (11/18/2010-11/20/2010).



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Works Details

>Paradis, Maria Theresia von : Sicilienne for keyboard in E flat major
  • Performers: Rudens Turku (Violin); Yumiko Urabe (Piano)
  • Notes: Potton Hall, Suffolk (11/18/2010-11/20/2010)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: circa 1924

>Wieniawski, Henryk : Kujawiak for Violin and Piano in A minor
  • Performers: Rudens Turku (Violin); Yumiko Urabe (Piano)
  • Notes: Potton Hall, Suffolk (11/18/2010-11/20/2010)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1853

>Niccolò Paganini (Composer/Violin) (1782 - 1840) : Cantabile, for violin & piano (or guitar) in D major, Op. 17, MS 109
  • Performers: Rudens Turku (Violin); Yumiko Urabe (Piano)
  • Notes: Potton Hall, Suffolk (11/18/2010-11/20/2010)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1823

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Duets :: Preludium
  • Performers: Rudens Turku (Violin); Yumiko Urabe (Piano)
  • Notes: Potton Hall, Suffolk (11/18/2010-11/20/2010)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1955

>Elgar, Edward : Salut d'amour
  • Performers: Rudens Turku (Violin); Yumiko Urabe (Piano)
  • Notes: Potton Hall, Suffolk (11/18/2010-11/20/2010)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1888

>Niccolò Paganini (Composer/Violin) (1782 - 1840) : Moto perpetuo for Violin and Orchestra in C major, Op. 11
  • Performers: Rudens Turku (Violin); Yumiko Urabe (Piano)
  • Notes: Potton Hall, Suffolk (11/18/2010-11/20/2010)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1835

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Lieder ohne Worte, Op. 19
  • Performers: Rudens Turku (Violin); Yumiko Urabe (Piano)
  • Notes: Potton Hall, Suffolk (11/18/2010-11/20/2010)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: circa 1829-1830

>Sarasate, Pablo de : Malaguena
  • Performers: Rudens Turku (Violin); Yumiko Urabe (Piano)
  • Notes: Potton Hall, Suffolk (11/18/2010-11/20/2010)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Mussorgsky, Modest : Hopak
  • Performers: Yumiko Urabe (Piano); Rudens Turku (Violin)
  • Notes: Potton Hall, Suffolk (11/18/2010-11/20/2010)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1926

>Kreisler, Fritz : Schön Rosmarin
  • Performers: Rudens Turku (Violin); Yumiko Urabe (Piano)
  • Notes: Potton Hall, Suffolk (11/18/2010-11/20/2010)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: by 1910

>Glazunov, Alexander : Meditation for Violin and Piano in D major, Op. 32
  • Performers: Rudens Turku (Violin); Yumiko Urabe (Piano)
  • Notes: Potton Hall, Suffolk (11/18/2010-11/20/2010)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1891

>Niccolò Paganini (Composer/Violin) (1782 - 1840) : La Campanella :: Excerpt
  • Performers: Rudens Turku (Violin); Yumiko Urabe (Piano)
  • Notes: Potton Hall, Suffolk (11/18/2010-11/20/2010)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1826

>Brahms, Johannes : Scherzo for Violin and Piano in C minor, WoO 2 "FAE Sonata"
  • Performers: Rudens Turku (Violin); Yumiko Urabe (Piano)
  • Notes: Potton Hall, Suffolk (11/18/2010-11/20/2010)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1853

>Massenet, Jules : Meditation (from "Thaïs")
  • Performers: Rudens Turku (Violin); Yumiko Urabe (Piano)
  • Notes: Potton Hall, Suffolk (11/18/2010-11/20/2010)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Eugène Ysaÿe (1858 - 1931) : Sonata for violin solo no 2 in A minor ("Obsession"), Op. 27/2
  • Performers: Yumiko Urabe (Piano); Rudens Turku (Violin)
  • Notes: Potton Hall, Suffolk (11/18/2010-11/20/2010)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1922