Tasmin Little

Biography

Born: May 13, 1965; London, England  
Tasmin Little is a versatile and appealing English violinist who has left few musical stones unturned in her busy career. As a concerto soloist, a recitalist, a chamber musician, and even as a scholar and television producer, she has proved that her interests know few boundaries, and, especially in England, she has become somewhat of a celebrity.

Little studied at the Yehudi Menuhin School and the Guildhall School of Music, where she was
Read more a gold medal winner. She later studied privately in Toronto with Lorand Fenyves. 1988 marked two important debuts: a recital at London's Purcell Room with the pianist Piers Lane (who has remained a frequent chamber music partner), and her solo debut with the Hallé Orchestra. During the 1990s, Little built a solid international reputation, often working with Kurt Masur, Simon Rattle, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Andrew Davis, and other renowned conductors, and presenting unusually personable recitals in which she engages directly with the audience in discussion of the music.

During the same period, Little began a prodigious recording career, appearing on excellent issues from EMI, Chandos, Decca, Virgin, and Hyperion. The real breadth of her repertory comes into focus when examining her discography, which includes a range of concertos (Brahms, Bruch, Delius, Dvorák, Lalo, Sibelius, Walton, and others); chamber works by Debussy, Poulenc, and Ravel; and a variety of miniatures. She has been particularly associated with the music of Frederick Delius, about whom she produced a television documentary (BBC2's The Works). She was awarded the Diapason d'Or for her recording of Delius' sonatas, and the Delius Society published her scholarly paper on the composer's Violin Concerto. Read less

Biography

Born: May 13, 1965; London, England  
Tasmin Little is a versatile and appealing English violinist who has left few musical stones unturned in her busy career. As a concerto soloist, a recitalist, a chamber musician, and even as a scholar and television producer, she has proved that her interests know few boundaries, and, especially in England, she has become somewhat of a celebrity.

Little studied at the Yehudi Menuhin School and the Guildhall School of Music, where she was
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WORKS ALBUMS
TITLE/COMPOSER
LABEL
I. Tres modere - Vif et passionne
II. Tres lent
III. Tres anime
I. Allegro molto
II. Andante
III. Allegro vivo
IV. Allegro quasi presto
I. Andante tranquillo
II. Presto capriccioso alla napolitana
III. Vivace
Chanson de matin, Op. 15, No. 2 (arr. R. Turner for violin and orchestra)
Chanson de nuit, Op. 15, No. 1 (arr. R. Turner for violin and orchestra)
I. Andante - Poco allegro
II. Adagio - Piu mosso - Ancora piu mosso - Tempo I
III. Allegro vivo - Poco adagio - Tempo I
I. Introduction: Andante maestoso
II. March: Allegro alla marcia
III. Moto perpetuo: Allegro molto e con fuoco
IV. Lullaby: Lento tranquillo
V. Waltz: Alla valse, vivace e rubato
I. Allegro tranquillo
II. Variazioni
No. 1. Canzonetta
No. 2. Scherzetto
I. Moderato con moto - Agitato - Tempo primo -
II. Vivace - Animando - Largamente - Cadenza -
III. Passacaglia
I. Allegro giusto
II. Ad libitum
III. Largo
IV. Ad libitum
V. Presto
I. Ad libitum
II. A battuta
III. Ad libitum
IV. A battuta - Ad libitum - A battuta
I. Allegro ma non troppo
II. Improvisation: Andante cantabile
III. Finale: Andante - Allegro
I. Moderato
II. Andante espressivo
III. Passacaglia: Allegro moderato ma energico
Violin Sonata: I. Allegretto
Violin Sonata: II. Blues (Moderato)
Violin Sonata: III. Perpetuum mobile (Allegro)
Violin Sonata: I. Allegro con fuoco
Violin Sonata: II. Intermezzo (Trčs lent et calme)
Violin Sonata: III. Presto tragico
Violin Sonata in G minor: I. Allegro vivo
Violin Sonata in G minor: II. Intermčde (Fantasque et léger)
Violin Sonata in G minor: III. Finale (Trčs animé)
Concerto for violin, cello and orchestra: Quietly -
Concerto for violin, cello and orchestra: Slowly and quietly -
Concerto for violin, cello and orchestra: Accel....Tempo I
I. Allegro
II. Largo -
III. Rondo alla polacca
Quietly -
With moderate speed -
Slowly and quietly -
Tempo I -
Very quietly
With moderate tempo
Slower -
[Cadenza] -
Tempo I -
Allegretto - Piu moderato -
Broadly
I. Allegro
II. Andante
III. Allegro molto -
Tabula rasa for two violins, string orchestra and prepared piano: Ludus (with movement)
Tabula rasa for two violins, string orchestra and prepared piano: Silentium (without movement)
Walton: Concerto for Violin & Orchestra - 1. Andante tranquilo
Walton: Concerto for Violin & Orchestra - 2. Presto capriccioso alla napolitana
Walton: Concerto for Violin & Orchestra - 3. Vivace
I. Allegro
II. Molto sereno
III. Hornpipe Rondo: Allegro risoluto


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