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Elmar Oliveira Plays Favorite Encores


Release Date: 04/24/2001 
Label:  Artek   Catalog #: 7   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Jules MassenetGeorge GershwinSergei RachmaninovMaurice Ravel,   ... 
Performer:  Robert KoenigElmar Oliveira
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 10 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

About this album Elmar Oliveira writes: "All of the pieces are works that I have always wanted to record. These works have particular connection to specific violinists in my memories. The Massenet Meditation from Thais, for instance, is one of the first pieces I heard the remarkably gifted Michael Rabin play. The beauty of his tone and purity of musical expression made a lasting impression on me. The transcriptions of Gershwin's Porgy and Bess, Ravel's Valse Nobles et Sentimentales, Achron's Hebrew Melody and Kroll's Banjo and Fiddle are pieces every serious violinist associates with the great Heifetz. No doubt those performances remain in our minds and hearts forever. In the Smetana Aus Der Heimat, as well as the Novacek Perpetuum Mobile Read more and Mussorgsky's Hopak, I pay remembrance to a friend and mentor Nathan Milstein. These are pieces I associate exclusively with him, and his performances of these works glisten in my memory as if I heard them yesterday. And, of course, there is the great Kreisler who if not for his inimitable style and golden tone the violin world would be half empty. These are the memories I cherish and the reasons for this album. With this CD I hope that I can take my listeners back in time, to an era when one could express the special joy and uniqueness of the golden age of violin playing." 4009410974570 409410974572 Audite AUD 97457 "NOVAK, Jan Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Thaïs: Meditation by Jules Massenet
Performer:  Robert Koenig (Piano), Elmar Oliveira (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1894; France 
Date of Recording: 07/25/2000 
Venue:  Concordia College, Bronxville, New York 
Length: 4 Minutes 41 Secs. 
2. Porgy and Bess: Summertime by George Gershwin
Performer:  Robert Koenig (Piano), Elmar Oliveira (Violin)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935; USA 
Date of Recording: 07/25/2000 
Venue:  Concordia College, Bronxville, New York 
Length: 3 Minutes 18 Secs. 
Notes: Transcribed: Jascha Heifetz 
3. Songs (14), Op. 34: no 14, Vocalise by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Elmar Oliveira (Violin), Robert Koenig (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1912-1915; Russia 
Date of Recording: 07/25/2000 
Venue:  Concordia College, Bronxville, New York 
Length: 5 Minutes 22 Secs. 
Notes: Composition written: Russia (1912 - 1915). 
4. Valses nobles et sentimentales: no 6 in C major, Vif by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Elmar Oliveira (Violin), Robert Koenig (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1911; France 
Date of Recording: 07/25/2000 
Venue:  Concordia College, Bronxville, New York 
Length: 0 Minutes 48 Secs. 
Notes: Transcribed: Jascha Heifetz 
5. Orfeo ed Euridice: Dance of the Furies by Christoph W. Gluck
Performer:  Elmar Oliveira (Violin), Robert Koenig (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1762/1774; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 07/25/2000 
Venue:  Concordia College, Bronxville, New York 
Length: 2 Minutes 55 Secs. 
Notes: Transcribed: Fritz Kreisler 
6. Caprices (8) for Violin and Piano, Op. 5: no 2, Perpetuum mobile by Ottokar Novácek
Performer:  Elmar Oliveira (Violin), Robert Koenig (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Czech Republic 
Date of Recording: 07/25/2000 
Venue:  Concordia College, Bronxville, New York 
Length: 2 Minutes 45 Secs. 
7. Hebrew Melody for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 33 by Joseph Achron
Performer:  Elmar Oliveira (Violin), Robert Koenig (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1911; Poland 
Date of Recording: 07/25/2000 
Venue:  Concordia College, Bronxville, New York 
Length: 5 Minutes 5 Secs. 
8. Transcription of Kreisler's "Liebesfreud" for piano by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Elmar Oliveira (Violin), Robert Koenig (Piano)
Period: Post-Romantic 
Written: 1921; Austria 
Date of Recording: 07/25/2000 
Venue:  Concordia College, Bronxville, New York 
Length: 3 Minutes 16 Secs. 
9. Pieces (2) for Violin and Piano, T 128 "From my homeland" by Bedrich Smetana
Performer:  Robert Koenig (Piano), Elmar Oliveira (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880; Czech Republic 
Date of Recording: 07/25/2000 
Venue:  Concordia College, Bronxville, New York 
Length: 8 Minutes 12 Secs. 
10. Hopak by Modest Mussorgsky
Performer:  Robert Koenig (Piano), Elmar Oliveira (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1866/1868; Russia 
Date of Recording: 07/25/2000 
Venue:  Concordia College, Bronxville, New York 
Length: 1 Minutes 55 Secs. 
11. Banjo and Fiddle by William Kroll
Performer:  Elmar Oliveira (Violin), Robert Koenig (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1945 
Date of Recording: 07/25/2000 
Venue:  Concordia College, Bronxville, New York 
Length: 2 Minutes 44 Secs. 
12. Canciones populares españolas (7): no 1, El paño moruno by Manuel de Falla
Performer:  Robert Koenig (Piano), Elmar Oliveira (Violin)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914-1915; Spain 
Date of Recording: 07/25/2000 
Venue:  Concordia College, Bronxville, New York 
Length: 2 Minutes 4 Secs. 
13. Song without words for Cello and Piano in D major, Op. 109 by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Elmar Oliveira (Violin), Robert Koenig (Piano)
Written: 1845 
Date of Recording: 07/25/2000 
Venue:  Concordia College, Bronxville, New York 
Length: 2 Minutes 53 Secs. 
14. Valses nobles et sentimentales: no 7 in A minor, Moins vif by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Elmar Oliveira (Violin), Robert Koenig (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1911; France 
Date of Recording: 07/25/2000 
Venue:  Concordia College, Bronxville, New York 
Length: 2 Minutes 34 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Jascha Heifetz 
15. Porgy and Bess: My man's gone now by George Gershwin
Performer:  Elmar Oliveira (Violin), Robert Koenig (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935; USA 
Date of Recording: 07/25/2000 
Venue:  Concordia College, Bronxville, New York 
Length: 3 Minutes 27 Secs. 
Notes: Transcribed: Jascha Heifetz 
16. Porgy and Bess: Bess, you is my woman now by George Gershwin
Performer:  Elmar Oliveira (Violin), Robert Koenig (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935; USA 
Date of Recording: 07/25/2000 
Venue:  Concordia College, Bronxville, New York 
Length: 2 Minutes 38 Secs. 
Notes: Transcribed: Jascha Heifetz 
17. Porgy and Bess: It ain't necessarily so by George Gershwin
Performer:  Elmar Oliveira (Violin), Robert Koenig (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935; USA 
Date of Recording: 07/25/2000 
Venue:  Concordia College, Bronxville, New York 
Length: 2 Minutes 13 Secs. 
Notes: Transcribed: Jascha Heifetz 
18. Porgy and Bess: There's a boat dat's leavin' soon for New York by George Gershwin
Performer:  Elmar Oliveira (Violin), Robert Koenig (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935; USA 
Date of Recording: 07/25/2000 
Venue:  Concordia College, Bronxville, New York 
Length: 2 Minutes 43 Secs. 
Notes: Transcribed: Jascha Heifetz 
19. Pieces (3) for Violin and Piano by Victor Herbert
Performer:  Elmar Oliveira (Violin), Robert Koenig (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: USA 
Date of Recording: 07/25/2000 
Venue:  Concordia College, Bronxville, New York 
Length: 5 Minutes 12 Secs. 
20. Canciones populares españolas (7): no 5, Nana by Manuel de Falla
Performer:  Elmar Oliveira (Violin), Robert Koenig (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914-1915; Spain 
Date of Recording: 07/25/2000 
Venue:  Concordia College, Bronxville, New York 
Length: 1 Minutes 53 Secs. 
21. Canciones populares españolas (7): no 6, Canción by Manuel de Falla
Performer:  Elmar Oliveira (Violin), Robert Koenig (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914-1915; Spain 
Date of Recording: 07/25/2000 
Venue:  Concordia College, Bronxville, New York 
Length: 1 Minutes 19 Secs. 
22. Canciones populares españolas (7): no 7, Polo by Manuel de Falla
Performer:  Elmar Oliveira (Violin), Robert Koenig (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914-1915; Spain 
Date of Recording: 07/25/2000 
Venue:  Concordia College, Bronxville, New York 
Length: 1 Minutes 8 Secs. 
23. Canciones populares españolas (7): no 3, Asturiana by Manuel de Falla
Performer:  Elmar Oliveira (Violin), Robert Koenig (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914-1915; Spain 
Date of Recording: 07/25/2000 
Venue:  Concordia College, Bronxville, New York 
Length: 2 Minutes 10 Secs. 
24. Canciones populares españolas (7): no 4, Jota by Manuel de Falla
Performer:  Robert Koenig (Piano), Elmar Oliveira (Violin)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914-1915; Spain 
Date of Recording: 07/25/2000 
Venue:  Concordia College, Bronxville, New York 
Length: 2 Minutes 54 Secs. 

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