1 CD / Champs Hill Records / 2012-09-25Works: Gian Carlo Menotti: Concerto for Violin in A minor; Theodore Wiprud: Concerto for Violin ("Katrina"); Samuel Barber: Concerto for Violin, Op. 14
Performers: Shapira, Ittai
Conductors: Sanderling, Thomas; Thomson, Neil
Ensemble: ; Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra; Russian Philharmonic Orchestra
In this laudable effort Israeli virtuoso violinist Ittai Shapira gathers three seemingly disparate violin concertos to create a picture of the genre through a particularly...continue...
1 CD / Champs Hill Records / 2010-05-25Works: Gian Carlo Menotti: Trio for Violin, Clarinet and Piano; Five Songs, for voice & piano; Cantilena e scherzo for harp & string quartet; Canti della lontananza, song cycle for soprano & piano
Performers: Brewer, Christine; Martin, Max [Clarinet]; Milford, Julian; Thorsen, Marianne; Tingay, Gillian; Vignoles, Roger [Piano]
Menotti's instrumental and vocal concert music has not attracted as much attention as his stage works, but his cantatas, concertos, song-cycles and other works all...continue...