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The Golden Age / Chen


Release Date: 06/08/2018 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 002844102  
Composer:  Erik SatieFritz KreislerManuel PonceMax Bruch,   ... 
Performer:  Ray ChenJulien Quentin
Conductor:  Robert Trevino
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Made In BerlinLondon Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

THE GOLDEN AGE showcases works from the “golden age” of the violin, with arrangements / transcriptions by Kreisler and Heifetz around a centerpiece of the magnificent Bruch concerto. Including 3 tracks with Ray’s string quartet “Made In Berlin” – an exciting chamber music string collective made up exclusively of members of the Berlin Philharmonic. Solo and quartet pieces were recorded in November in Berlin. The Bruch Concerto was recorded with the London Philharmonic Orchestra / Robert Trevino in August 2017. 'The Golden Age' is Ray Chen's first recording on Decca Classics since signing to the label last year. A musician of “phenomenal talent” (Washington Post), Ray Chen has handpicked a selection of works for his new album which celebrate Read more the ‘golden age’ of the violin – not only in terms of repertoire, but also in performance style and ingenuity. The centrepiece is Max Bruch’s Violin Concerto, performed with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and conductor Robert Trevino and recorded in August last year. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Gymnopédies (3) for Piano: no 1, Lent et douloureux by Erik Satie
Performer:  Ray Chen (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Made In Berlin
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888; France 
2.
Syncopation by Fritz Kreisler
Performer:  Ray Chen (Violin), Julien Quentin (Piano)
3.
Estrellita by Manuel Ponce
Performer:  Ray Chen (Violin), Julien Quentin (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1912; Mexico 
4.
Concerto for Violin no 1 in G minor, Op. 26 by Max Bruch
Performer:  Ray Chen (Violin)
Conductor:  Robert Trevino
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868; Germany 
5.
Suite bergamasque: 3rd movement, Clair de Lune by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Ray Chen (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Made In Berlin
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1890/1905; France 
6.
Schön Rosmarin by Fritz Kreisler
Performer:  Ray Chen (Violin), Julien Quentin (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Austria 
7.
Porgy and Bess: Summertime by George Gershwin
Performer:  Ray Chen (Violin), Julien Quentin (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935; USA 
8.
Lotus Land for piano, Op. 47/1 (W 183) by Cyril Scott
Performer:  Ray Chen (Violin), Julien Quentin (Piano)
Period: Modern 
Written: 1905; United Kingdom 
9.
Waltzing Matilda by Christina Macpherson
Performer:  Ray Chen (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Made In Berlin
Period: Romantic 
Written: England 

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