Mosaic

Mosaic

by Orsolya Korcsolán
     
 

The violin has long been a favored instrument for composers of Jewish music, perhaps because of its unique capacity to capture the essence of Hebrew melodies with its piercing, emotive abilities. Violin albums devoted to Jewish composers (or non-Jewish composers who tried their hand at Hebrew melodies) are not uncommon; ones of his quality are. Solo Musica presents… See more details below

Overview

The violin has long been a favored instrument for composers of Jewish music, perhaps because of its unique capacity to capture the essence of Hebrew melodies with its piercing, emotive abilities. Violin albums devoted to Jewish composers (or non-Jewish composers who tried their hand at Hebrew melodies) are not uncommon; ones of his quality are. Solo Musica presents violinist Orsolya Korcsolán and pianist Judit Kertész in a captivating program that primarily has works of little-known, infrequently performed composers. The popular "Baal Shem Suite" of Ernest Bloch makes an appearance, as does Ravel's (the only non-Jewish composer on the disc) "Kaddish." The remainder of the album draws from composers active mostly in the first half of the 20th century. Rather than presenting a random smattering of works by various composers, the flow of pieces on this disc really makes sense with one flowing logically and smoothly to the next. Tying all of this together is the exceptionally vivid, highly stylized but dignified playing of Korcsolán and the sensitive, organic accompaniment of Kertész. Korcsolán's playing is not only technically precise but musically provocative. Her accentuation of characteristic augmented seconds, stunning but reserved use of glissando, and mesmerizingly beautiful sound make for an album worthwhile for any collection.

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Product Details

Release Date:
02/22/2011
Label:
Solo Musica
UPC:
4260123641504
catalogNumber:
150
Rank:
378879

Tracks

  1. Untitled CD-ROM Track  -  Unspecified  - Gergely Sugár
  2. Oyfn Pripetshik  - Mark Warshawsky  - Gergely Sugár
  3. Deux mélodies hébraïques, for voice & piano (or orchestra): Kaddish  - Maurice Ravel  - Gergely Sugár
  4. Hebrew Rhapsody, Op. 3/2  - Lazare Saminsky  - Gergely Sugár
  5. Dance Hébraïque for violin & piano  - Josef Bonime  - Gergely Sugár
  6. Raisins and Almonds (Rozhinkes mit Mandelen), song  - Abraham Goldfaden  - Gergely Sugár
  7. Baal Shem: 3 pictures of Hassidic life, for violin & piano (or orchestra)  - Ernest Bloch  - Gergely Sugár
  8. Chassid, for violin & piano  - Julius Chajes  - Gergely Sugár
  9. Dance of the Rebbitzen (after a traditional folk tune), for violin & piano  - George Perlman  - Gergely Sugár
  10. Abodah: a Yom Kippur melody, for violin & piano  - Ernest Bloch  - Gergely Sugár
  11. Jewish Dances (3) for violin & piano  - Marc Lavry  - Judit Kertész  - Orsolya Korcsolán  - Gergely Sugár

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