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Rubinstein: Complete Violin Sonatas / Cammarano, Deljavan

Rubinstein / Cammarano / Deljavan
Release Date: 02/25/2014 
Label:  Brilliant Classics   Catalog #: 94605   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Anton Rubinstein
Performer:  Alessandro DeljavanDaniela Cammarano
Number of Discs: 3 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 52 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Anton Rubinstein was an enfant prodige and virtuoso pianist, undertaking his first concert tour of Europe when he was just 11 years old. His performances led to encounters with Liszt and Chopin, and his skill was compared to other well-known 19th-century contemporaries such as Sigismond Thalberg.

Rubinstein's impact on Russian music history is undeniable -- he founded Russia's first conservatory in St Petersburg in 1862, appointing Cesare Ciardi as his collaborator; Italian music, especially opera, was enjoying a great vogue in Russia at the time. Along with the French, German and Austrian styles that were prevalent, Rubinstein craved a more indigenous style, and he therefore began to carve out a place for Russian music in
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His violin sonatas were written over a timespan of 20 years, and yet there is a sense of extended narrative through which Rubinstein seems to link the First (Op.13) and Third (Op.98); written in the related the keys of G major and B minor, some of the thematic material from the first movement of the former appears again in the first movement of the latter. This disc comprises his complete music for violin and piano, performed by acclaimed violinist Daniela Cammarano (who plays 1780 Guadagnini violin and is regularly invited to appear as concertmaster with the most important Italian orchestras) and pianist Alessandro Deljavan (whose discography also includes recordings for the labels OnClassical, Stradivarius and Grand Piano).

Other information:
- Recorded in 2013 at the Teatro 'La Nuova Fenice', Osimo, Ancona, Italy.
- Anton Rubinstein (1829-1894) was born in Moscow, went to Berlin (like many of his compatriots in his time) for his education, and returned to St Petersburg to start a successful career as composer, pianist and teacher. St Petersburg was a melting pot of different musical cultures, the German tradition as personified by Liszt and Wagner, Italian opera, and the budding Russian nationalism, as propagated by the Group of Five.
- Rubinstein's works are essentially romantic, based on the aesthetics of Schumann and Chopin. His violin sonatas span a period of over 20 years, and offer an abundance of warm, sweeping melodies and instrumental brilliance.
- Excellent new recordings by the Italian duo Daniela Cammarano and Alessandro Deljavan.
- Contains notes on the composer and works as well as artist biographies. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Sonata for Violin and Piano no 1 in G major, Op. 13 by Anton Rubinstein
Performer:  Alessandro Deljavan (Piano), Daniela Cammarano (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851; Russia 
Venue:  Teatro La Nuova Fenice, Osimo (Ancona), 
Length: 14 Minutes 33 Secs. 
2. Pieces (3) for violin & piano, Op. 11/1 by Anton Rubinstein
Performer:  Daniela Cammarano (Violin), Alessandro Deljavan (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1854 
Venue:  Teatro La Nuova Fenice, Osimo (Ancona), 
Length: 5 Minutes 31 Secs. 
3. Sonata for Violin and Piano no 2 in A minor, Op. 19 by Anton Rubinstein
Performer:  Alessandro Deljavan (Piano), Daniela Cammarano (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853 
Venue:  Teatro La Nuova Fenice, Osimo (Ancona), 
Length: 12 Minutes 44 Secs. 
4. Soirées à Saint-Pétersbourg, Op. 44: no 1, Romance in E flat major by Anton Rubinstein
Performer:  Daniela Cammarano (Violin), Alessandro Deljavan (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1860; Russia 
Venue:  Teatro La Nuova Fenice, Osimo (Ancona), 
Length: 3 Minutes 33 Secs. 
5. Sonata for Violin and Piano no 3 in B minor, Op. 98 by Anton Rubinstein
Performer:  Alessandro Deljavan (Piano), Daniela Cammarano (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1876 
Venue:  Teatro La Nuova Fenice, Osimo (Ancona), 
Length: 20 Minutes 8 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Violin Sonata in G Major, Op. 13: I. Moderato con moto
Violin Sonata in G Major, Op. 13: II. Moderato
Violin Sonata in G Major, Op. 13: IIa. Variation 1: Allegro non troppo
Violin Sonata in G Major, Op. 13: IIb. Variation 2: Moderato assai
Violin Sonata in G Major, Op. 13: III. Scherzo: Prestissimo
Violin Sonata in G Major, Op. 13: IV: Finale: Adagio non troppo - Moderato con moto
9 Salon Pieces, Op. 11, Vol. 1: I. Allegro appassionato
9 Salon Pieces, Op. 11, Vol. 1: II. Andante - Piu mosso
9 Salon Pieces, Op. 11, Vol. 1: III. Allegro
Violin Sonata No. 2 in A Minor, Op. 19: I. Allegro non troppo
Violin Sonata No. 2 in A Minor, Op. 19: II. Scherzo: Allegro assai
Violin Sonata No. 2 in A Minor, Op. 19: III. Adagio non troppo
Violin Sonata No. 2 in A Minor, Op. 19: IV. Allegro
Soirees a Saint-Petersbourg, Op. 44 (arr. for violin and piano): Soirees a Saint-Petersbourg, Op. 44: No. 1. Romance in E-Flat Major (arr. for violin and piano)
Violin Sonata No. 3 in B Minor, Op. 98: I. Lento - Allegro vivace
Violin Sonata No. 3 in B Minor, Op. 98: II. Moderato assai
Violin Sonata No. 3 in B Minor, Op. 98: III. Moderato assai
Violin Sonata No. 3 in B Minor, Op. 98: IV. Allegro moderato - Presto scherzando - Tempo I - Moderato assai - Allegro assai

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