Pablo Sarasate: Music for Violin & Orchestra, Vol. 3

Pablo Sarasate: Music for Violin & Orchestra, Vol. 3

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by Tianwa Yang
     
 

Continuing on her highly successful and enjoyable survey of Pablo Sarasate's music for violin and orchestra, Chinese-born violinist Tianwa Yang returns for a third installment of the Spanish violinist-composer's music with Naxos. Vol. 3 incorporates more of Sarasate's lesser-known compositions -- with the exception of the "Op. 33 Navarra" -- into a program that is no… See more details below

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Continuing on her highly successful and enjoyable survey of Pablo Sarasate's music for violin and orchestra, Chinese-born violinist Tianwa Yang returns for a third installment of the Spanish violinist-composer's music with Naxos. Vol. 3 incorporates more of Sarasate's lesser-known compositions -- with the exception of the "Op. 33 Navarra" -- into a program that is no less enthralling than previous volumes. Yang has an uncanny ability to turn uncommon compositions into dazzling spectacles that make listeners feel as if they've known the work all their lives. Her performance of "Navarra" is a stunning display as Yang executes not one, but both solo violin parts on her own. Her pacing, tone, and dynamics make for a truly seductive musical experience, and she easily captures the Spanish flair and bravura that characterize Sarasate. Her technique is all but flawless, bringing spotless intonation, wonderfully controlled right arm articulation, and an almost inhuman ability to dash around the fingerboard and effortlessly nail even the biggest shifts. Yang is joined by the Orquesta Sinfónica de Navarra under Ernest Martínez Izquierdo who matches Yang's musical panache measure for measure with a big, robust tutti sound that never once obscures the soloist. Naxos' sound is clean and vibrant, allowing listeners to enjoy the natural, sophisticated beauty of Yang's tone.

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Product Details

Release Date:
04/26/2011
Label:
Naxos
UPC:
0747313227570
catalogNumber:
8572275
Rank:
138430

Tracks

  1. Introduction et caprice-jota, for violin & orchestra, Op. 41  - Pablo de Sarasate  - Ernest Martínez Izquierdo  - Tianwa Yang  - Orquesta Sinfónica de Navarra
  2. Barcarolle vénitienne (Gondoliéra Veneziana), for violin & piano, Op. 46  - Pablo de Sarasate  - Ernest Martínez Izquierdo  - Tianwa Yang  - Orquesta Sinfónica de Navarra
  3. Fantasy on Gounod's "Faust," for violin & orchestra (or piano), Op. 13  - Pablo de Sarasate  - Ernest Martínez Izquierdo  - Tianwa Yang  - Orquesta Sinfónica de Navarra
  4. Muiñera, for violin & orchestra, Op. 32  - Pablo de Sarasate  - Ernest Martínez Izquierdo  - Tianwa Yang  - Orquesta Sinfónica de Navarra
  5. Navarra, for 2 violins & orchestra (or piano) ("Spanish Dance") Op. 33  - Pablo de Sarasate  - Ernest Martínez Izquierdo  - Tianwa Yang  - Orquesta Sinfónica de Navarra

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