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Violin Plus One / Koornhof, Schalkwyk


Release Date: 08/16/2019 
Label:  Delos   Catalog #: DE 3577  
Composer:  Antonín DvorákPeter Ilyich TchaikovskyErnest ChaussonJohan Svendsen,   ... 
Performer:  Piet KoornhofAlbie van Schalkwyk
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

South African violinist Piet Koornhof is Delos’s most often-recorded violin virtuoso, having participated in seven previous recordings for Delos: both as soloist with piano accompaniment and with larger ensembles. This most impressive release pairs him with a superb pianist, although most knowledgeable listeners think of these beloved pieces as works for violin and orchestra. In fact, the composers themselves arranged these versions for violin and piano, except for the Saint-Saens work, which was arranged by Bizet. It should therefore come as no surprise that the versions heard in this album feature piano parts of particular richness and complexity- beautifully delivered by Albie van Schalkwyk, who is widely considered to be “the dean of Read more collaborative pianists” in South Africa. Together, these masterly artists weave musical webs that radiate tremendous appeal, lush emotional intensity and virtuosic excitement. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Romance for Violin and Piano in F minor, Op. 11/B 38 by Antonín Dvorák
Performer:  Piet Koornhof (Violin), Albie van Schalkwyk (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1873-1877; Bohemia 
2.
Sérénade mélancolique for Violin and Orchestra in B minor, Op. 26 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Piet Koornhof (Violin), Albie van Schalkwyk (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1875; Russia 
3.
Počme for Violin and Orchestra in E flat major, Op. 25 by Ernest Chausson
Performer:  Piet Koornhof (Violin), Albie van Schalkwyk (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; France 
4.
Romance for Violin and Orchestra in G major, Op. 26 by Johan Svendsen
Performer:  Piet Koornhof (Violin), Albie van Schalkwyk (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1881; Norway 
5.
Thaďs: Meditation by Jules Massenet
Performer:  Piet Koornhof (Violin), Albie van Schalkwyk (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1894; France 
6.
Baal shem: 2nd movement, Nigun "Improvisation" by Ernest Bloch
Performer:  Piet Koornhof (Violin), Albie van Schalkwyk (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1923; USA 
7.
Introduction and Rondo capriccioso for Violin and Orchestra in A minor, Op. 28 by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  Piet Koornhof (Violin), Albie van Schalkwyk (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1863; France 

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