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All Music Guide - Mike D. Brownell
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Mike D. Brownell
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: 2/22/2011
  • Label: Solo Musica
  • EAN: 4260123641504
  • Catalog Number: 150
  • Sales rank: 377,819

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1–3 Jewish Dances (3) for violin & piano - Marc Lavry & Judit Kertész (7:33)
  2. 2 Abodah: a Yom Kippur melody, for violin & piano - Ernest Bloch & Gergely Sugár (6:08)
  3. 3 Dance of the Rebbitzen (after a traditional folk tune), for violin & piano - George Perlman & Gergely Sugár (2:51)
  4. 4 Chassid, for violin & piano - Julius Chajes & Gergely Sugár (4:37)
  5. 7–9 Baal Shem: 3 pictures of Hassidic life, for violin & piano (or orchestra) - Ernest Bloch & Gergely Sugár (13:37)
  6. 8 Raisins and Almonds (Rozhinkes mit Mandelen), song - Abraham Goldfaden & Gergely Sugár (3:37)
  7. 9 Dance Hébraïque for violin & piano - Josef Bonime & Gergely Sugár (2:42)
  8. 10 Hebrew Rhapsody, Op. 3/2 - Lazare Saminsky & Gergely Sugár (5:15)
  9. 11 Deux mélodies hébraïques, for voice & piano (or orchestra): Kaddish - Maurice Ravel & Gergely Sugár (4:29)
  10. 12 Oyfn Pripetshik - Mark Warshawsky & Gergely Sugár (1:51)
  11. 13 Untitled CD-ROM Track - Unspecified & Gergely Sugár
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Orsolya Korcsolán Primary Artist
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