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Faure, Brahms: Violin Sonatas / Greening-Valenzuela, Hsu


Release Date: 10/13/2009 
Label:  Con Brio   Catalog #: 26451   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Gabriel FauréJohannes Brahms
Performer:  Madeleine DeMory HsuJames Greening-Valenzuela
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 48 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Con Brio Recordings proudly presents the ultimate challenge for the virtuoso violinist. Mr. Greening-Valenzuela uses a combination of the old style and modern schools of interpretation. Each sonata contains a treacherous fugue. Enjoy!

Reviews:

"[Greening-Valenzuela has] more courage and imagination than the average (and above-average) modern-day virtuoso..." -- American Record Guide

"Greening-Valenzuela plays expressively throughout, and his technical resources are impressive... From the opening bars of the G minor Sonata we are clearly in for a thrilling time..." -- Roy Brewer, MusicWeb International
Con Brio Recordings proudly presents the ultimate challenge for the virtuoso violinist. Mr. Greening-Valenzuela uses a combination of the old style and modern schools of interpretation. Each sonata contains a treacherous fugue. Enjoy!

Reviews:

"[Greening-Valenzuela has] more courage and imagination than the average (and above-average) modern-day virtuoso..." -- American Record Guide

"Greening-Valenzuela plays expressively throughout, and his technical resources are impressive... From the opening bars of the G minor Sonata we are clearly in for a thrilling time..." -- Roy Brewer, MusicWeb International
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Works on This Recording

1. Sonata for Violin and Piano no 1 in A major, Op. 13 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Madeleine DeMory Hsu (Piano), James Greening-Valenzuela (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1875-1876; France 
Date of Recording: 01/1997 
Venue:  Morrison Recital Hall, Boise State Univ. 
Length: 27 Minutes 53 Secs. 
2. Sonata for Violin and Piano no 2 in A major, Op. 100 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Madeleine DeMory Hsu (Piano), James Greening-Valenzuela (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886; Austria 
Date of Recording: 01/1997 
Venue:  Morrison Recital Hall, Boise State Univ. 
Length: 20 Minutes 7 Secs. 

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