More than merely a compilation of encore works that demand the utmost virtuosity from the violinist, this new CD Bravo! Virtuoso and Romantic Encores for Violin traces the historical legacy and the subtle cross-influences of legendary violinists of the past, many of whom wrote works for the violin. Several of these pieces refer to the style of other violin virtuosos while pushing the instrument to the extremes of technique. For example, Fritz Kreisler, in his Recitativo and Scherzo Caprice, pays homage to EugŔne Ysa e, whose distinct style and influence can be heard in the orations and rich chordal outbursts. Mr. Znaider is accompanied by pianist Daniel Gortler.
Israeli pianist Daniel Gortler started his piano studies with Naomi Hacohen. He graduated from the Rubin Music Academy in Tel-Aviv and later from the Musikhochschule in Hanover, where he studied with Professor Arie Vardi. In addition, he has taken classes with Christoph Eschenbach.
Daniel Gortler has won many competitions, including first prizes in both the Vi˝a del Mar International Competition in Chile (1987) and the Bremen International Piano Competition (1991), second prize at the Munich International Piano Competition, and, when he was only 19 years old, third prize at the Geneva International Piano Competition. He has also won the Gina Bachauer Award in Jerusalem (1989) and the Salon de Virtuosi annual award in New-York. Daniel Gortler is a faculty member of the Rubin Music Academy at Tel-Aviv University.
Pianist Lara Downes presents: reform on Azica Records
Newly named Director of Summer Arts Institute at University of California at Davis
reform explores new takes on traditional forms by composers including:
Yu-Hui Chang, Andrew Frank, Martha Callison Horst, Lowell Liebermann, Pablo Ortiz and Stephen Paulus
Azica Records is proud to present: Pianist Lara Downes "Reform." The disc focuses on new takes of traditional forms by composers: Yu-Hui Chang, Andrew Frank, Martha Callison Horst, Lowell Liebermann, Pablo Ortiz and Stephen Paulus. Both dynamic and lyrical, the music presents exciting voices for the piano today.
Firmly committed to playing works by young, emerging composers as well as to exploring new interpretations of the best-loved standard repertoire, Ms. Downes consistently thrills audiences at the world's leading concert venues, such as Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, the Kennedy Center, the Queen Elizabeth Hall, the Vienna Konzerthaus, and the Salle Gaveau. Her new CD, ReForm showcases her recent collaborations with some of the most interesting composers on the contemporary scene. Produced in conjunction with her appointment as Director: Summer Arts Institute at the University of California at Davis, Ms. Downes is leading one of America's most innovative Summer Arts programs in the United States for young musicians.
Lara's recordings have met with great critical and public acclaim. Her debut CD, Invitation to the Dance, was called "A magical little recording" by National Public Radio. Her second release, American Ballads, was ranked by Amazon.com among the four best recordings of American music ever made and was featured on National Public Radio's Performance Today.
Lara's chamber collaborations have included partnerships with violinists Kyung Sun Lee and Nicholas Kitchen, sopranos Benita Valente and Dana Hanchard, cellist Anssi Karttunen, the Alexander and Miami String Quartets and the Four Nations Ensemble. Her busy solo and chamber career is strongly impacted by her commitment to expanding and developing new audiences for the arts. She has developed a wide network of community outreach as a participant in Grammy in the Schools and as an Artist Member of Artists against Racism. At the University of California at Davis, where she is currently Artist In Residence, her multidisciplinary recital series Perspectives has won tremendous critical and popular success, cited by the Sacramento Bee as "A voyage of discovery. And fun!".
Our price: $13.49 | You save: $4.49
"Russell Watson: Encore"
Our price: $13.49 | You save: $5.49
Our price: $13.49 | You save: $4.49
More Top Sellers on sale
GREAT ORCHESTRAL MUSIC
Bernstein Century - Copland: Appalachian Spring, Rodeo, etc /
Bernstein, New York PO
Our price: $8.99 | You save: $2.99
It's one of the bestselling classical albums of all time, and for
good reason. Leonard Bernstein's legendary recording of Copland's
"Appalachian Spring" has never been bettered.
More Orchestral Music on sale
YO-YO MA'S FINEST
Johann Sebastian Bach
Our price: $13.99 | You save: $4.99
Our price: $11.99 | You save: $1.99
More Yo-Yo Ma CDs on sale
CONTEMPORARY & NEW MUSIC
Our price: $12.99 | You save: $3.99
More Contemporary & New Music CDs on sale
GREAT MOZART CDS
"Mozart for Relaxation"
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Our price: $8.99 | You save: $0.99
Please note that the prices of the items featured above were accurate at the time posted. However, because our prices sometimes change, the prices in the newsletter occasionally differ from those you see when you visit our on-line store.
© 2003 Amazon.com and associate ncdn LibraryPreviews.com, All rights reserved. Amazon.com is a registered trademark of Amazon.com, Inc. Thank you for visiting the new classical cds page at LibraryPreviews.com. Please come back and visit again!