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Julian Olevsky, Vol. 6: Handel & Scarlatti Violin Sonatas


Release Date: 06/28/2019 
Label:  Doremi Records   Catalog #: DHR-8074-6  
Composer:  George Frideric HandelDomenico ScarlattiFritz Kreisler
Performer:  Martin OrmandyJulian OlevskyFernando ValentiWolfgang Rosé
Number of Discs: 3 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

When Julian Olevksy made his first tour of the Orient in 1959, the Tokyo Shimbun declared him to be "the most exciting violinist to appear in Japan next to Heifetz and Oistrakh." - as his remarkable performances on this release of violin sonatas by G. F. Handel and Domenico Scarlatti so eloquently bear witness. Julian Olevsky was born in Berlin on May 7, 1926. The son of a professional violinist, he began his studies at 7. In 1935, mindful of the growing danger in Germany, the family moved to Buenos Aires. He made his recital debut at 10 and his orchestral debut at 12 in Buenos Aires under the baton of Fritz Busch. In 1947 he immigrated to the United States. Throughout the 1950s and 1960s he performed widely, touring and appearing Read more with the finest world orchestras. He recorded extensively for the American label Westminster. Olevsky had a distinguished career as a teacher as well. In 1967 he was appointed Resident Artist and subsequently Professor of Violin at the University of Massachusetts. Olevsky died in Amherst on May 25, 1985. The eminent violin critic Henry Roth, in his survey of the great violinists said of him that he was "a brilliant virtuoso, a fine tonalist with glowing temperament and a tasteful musician and stylist." Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Sonata for Violin and Basso Continuo in A major, HWV 361/Op. 1 no 3 by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Martin Ormandy (Cello), Julian Olevsky (Violin), Fernando Valenti (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1726-1732; London, England 
2.
Sonata for Violin and Basso Continuo in D minor, HWV 359a/Op. 1 no 1 by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Martin Ormandy (Cello), Julian Olevsky (Violin), Fernando Valenti (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1726-1732; London, England 
3.
Sonata for Flute and Basso Continuo in G major, HWV 363b/Op. 1 no 5 by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Martin Ormandy (Cello), Julian Olevsky (Violin), Fernando Valenti (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1726-1732; London, England 
4.
Sonata for Recorder and Basso Continuo in G minor, HWV 360/Op. 1 no 2 by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Martin Ormandy (Cello), Julian Olevsky (Violin), Fernando Valenti (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1726-1732; London, England 
5.
Sonata for Recorder and Basso Continuo in A minor, HWV 362/Op. 1 no 4 by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Martin Ormandy (Cello), Julian Olevsky (Violin), Fernando Valenti (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1726-1732; London, England 
6.
Sonata for Violin and Basso Continuo in G minor, HWV 364a/Op. 1 no 6 by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Martin Ormandy (Cello), Julian Olevsky (Violin), Fernando Valenti (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1726-1732; London, England 
7.
Sonata for Violin and Basso Continuo in G minor, HWV 368/Op. 1 no 10 by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Martin Ormandy (Cello), Julian Olevsky (Violin), Fernando Valenti (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1726-1732; London, England 
8.
Sonata for Flute and Basso Continuo in B minor, HWV 367b/Op. 1 no 9 by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Martin Ormandy (Cello), Julian Olevsky (Violin), Fernando Valenti (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1726-1732; London, England 
9.
Sonata for Recorder and Basso Continuo in C major, HWV 365/Op. 1 no 7 by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Martin Ormandy (Cello), Julian Olevsky (Violin), Fernando Valenti (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1726-1732; London, England 
10.
Sonata for Oboe and Basso Continuo in C minor, HWV 366/Op. 1 no 8 by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Martin Ormandy (Cello), Julian Olevsky (Violin), Fernando Valenti (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1726-1732; London, England 
11.
Sonata for Recorder and Basso Continuo in F major, HWV 369/Op. 1 no 11 by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Martin Ormandy (Cello), Julian Olevsky (Violin), Fernando Valenti (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1726-1732; London, England 
12.
Sonata for Violin and Basso Continuo in F major, HWV 370/Op. 1 no 12 by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Martin Ormandy (Cello), Julian Olevsky (Violin), Fernando Valenti (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: London, England 
13.
Sonata for Violin and Basso Continuo in E major, HWV 373/Op. 1 no 15 by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Martin Ormandy (Cello), Julian Olevsky (Violin), Fernando Valenti (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: London, England 
14.
Sonata for Violin and Basso Continuo in D major, HWV 371/Op. 1 no 13 by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Martin Ormandy (Cello), Julian Olevsky (Violin), Fernando Valenti (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1750; London, England 
15.
Sonata for Violin and Basso Continuo in A major, HWV 372/Op. 1 no 14 by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Martin Ormandy (Cello), Julian Olevsky (Violin), Fernando Valenti (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: London, England 
16.
Sonata for Violin and Harpsichord in C minor, K 73/L 217 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Fernando Valenti (Harpsichord), Julian Olevsky (Violin)
Period: Baroque 
17.
Sonata for Violin and Harpsichord in D minor, K 77/L 168 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Fernando Valenti (Harpsichord), Julian Olevsky (Violin)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
18.
Sonata for Violin and Harpsichord in G major, K 91/L 176 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Fernando Valenti (Harpsichord), Julian Olevsky (Violin)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
19.
Sonata for Violin and Harpsichord in E minor, K 81/L 271 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Fernando Valenti (Harpsichord), Julian Olevsky (Violin)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
20.
Sonata for Violin and Harpsichord in D minor, K 90/L 106 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Fernando Valenti (Harpsichord), Julian Olevsky (Violin)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
21.
Sonata for Violin and Harpsichord in F major, K 78/L 75 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Fernando Valenti (Harpsichord), Julian Olevsky (Violin)
Period: Baroque 
22.
Sonata for Violin/Mandolin and Basso Continuo in G minor, K 88/L 36 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Fernando Valenti (Harpsichord), Julian Olevsky (Violin)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
23.
Sonata for Violin and Harpsichord in D minor, K 89/L 211 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Fernando Valenti (Harpsichord), Julian Olevsky (Violin)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
24.
Chanson Louis XIII in the style of Couperin by Fritz Kreisler
Performer:  Julian Olevsky (Violin), Wolfgang Rosé (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Austria 

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