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Respighi: Sonatas For Violin And Piano / Turban, Nemirovitch

Release Date: 11/26/2002 
Label:  Claves   Catalog #: 2109   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Ottorino Respighi
Performer:  Ingolf TurbanKatia Nemirovitch-Dantchenko
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 11 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Respighi, one of Italy's greatest composers and yet an enigma for many; what precisely makes his music so captivating? Is it his Italian nature? The use of instrumental colors that he learned from Rimsky-Korsakov? The influences of German composers, particularly Richard Strauss? Or perhaps his sense for tradition? It is in this respect that Respighi is such an intriguing composer. And it is likewise in this respect that his music is a challenge for contemporary performers. His continual use of assonance and allusion, here exemplified in his works for violin and piano, reflects a powerful psycho-emotional language anchored in tradition. The Sonata in d minor is an early composition written when Respighi was still a student at the Read more conservatory in Bologna. Its skillful writing for violin and piano reflects his enormous instrumental talents; he was not only a virtuoso violinist (and violist) but also a gifted pianist. The Six Pieces from the years 1902 to 1905 form a unique suite, a select collection of transcriptions by the young composer of his own works. The Sonata in b minor was written more than a decade after the Six Pieces. It quickly became Respighi's most well-known chamber music composition, in part due to the many outstanding artists who championed it, Jascha Heifetz in particular. The concluding Passacaglia was soon regarded as a masterful example of the composer's polished craft. The work is thoroughly romantic in nature, as exemplified by the expansive melodies in the first movement. Ingolf Turban is one of Germany's leading violinists. He is accompanied by the remarkable Russian pianist Katia Nemirovitch-Dantchenko. Read less

Works on This Recording

Sonata for Violin and Piano in D minor by Ottorino Respighi
Performer:  Ingolf Turban (Violin), Katia Nemirovitch-Dantchenko (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Italy 
Date of Recording: 2001 
Venue:  Stuttgart, Germany 
Length: 19 Minutes 58 Secs. 
Pieces (6) for Violin and Piano by Ottorino Respighi
Performer:  Katia Nemirovitch-Dantchenko (Piano), Ingolf Turban (Violin)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1904; Italy 
Date of Recording: 2001 
Venue:  Stuttgart, Germany 
Length: 22 Minutes 44 Secs. 
Sonata for Violin and Piano in B minor by Ottorino Respighi
Performer:  Katia Nemirovitch-Dantchenko (Piano), Ingolf Turban (Violin)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1916-1917; Rome, Italy 
Date of Recording: 2001 
Venue:  Stuttgart, Germany 
Length: 27 Minutes 44 Secs. 

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