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Fire & Ice / Sarah Chang, Placido Domingo, Berlin Po


Release Date: 01/08/2002 
Label:  Emi Classics   Catalog #: 57220   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Pablo de SarasateJohann Sebastian BachMaurice RavelJules Massenet,   ... 
Performer:  Sarah Chang
Conductor:  Placido Domingo
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 0 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

FIRE & ICE, Sarah Chang's eleventh recital album, is a throwback of sorts: an old-fashioned star turn packed with virtuosic showpieces that would test the mettle of any violinist. But the precociously talented Chang is not just any violinist and she certainly proves it here. As usual, she rises to the occasion and offers a dazzling, bravura performance of a crowd-pleasing program, guaranteed to make even the most jaded listeners sit up and take notice. The album title is meant to convey the spectrum of moods and emotions represented in the line-up of works and Chang demonstrates the range of her interpretive abilities by navigating them with her customary blend of technical fluency and musical acumen. The disc is also notable for the Read more participation of Placido Domingo, not in the familiar role of tenor extraordinaire, but as conductor. The legendary maestro acquits himself admirably on the podium, leading the forces of the Berlin Philharmonic in fine support throughout. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Carmen Fantasy for Violin and Orchestra/Piano, Op. 25 by Pablo de Sarasate
Performer:  Sarah Chang (Violin)
Conductor:  Placido Domingo
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: ?1883 
Date of Recording: 06/2001 
Venue:  Philharmonie, Berlin, Germany 
Length: 11 Minutes 53 Secs. 
2.
Zigeunerweisen, Op. 20 by Pablo de Sarasate
Performer:  Sarah Chang (Violin)
Conductor:  Placido Domingo
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878 
Date of Recording: 06/2001 
Venue:  Philharmonie, Berlin, Germany 
Length: 8 Minutes 25 Secs. 
3.
Suite for Orchestra no 3 in D major, BWV 1068: Air by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Sarah Chang (Violin)
Conductor:  Placido Domingo
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1729-1731; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 06/2001 
Venue:  Philharmonie, Berlin, Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 39 Secs. 
4.
Tzigane for Violin and Orchestra by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Sarah Chang (Violin)
Conductor:  Placido Domingo
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1924; France 
Date of Recording: 06/2001 
Venue:  Philharmonie, Berlin, Germany 
Length: 9 Minutes 55 Secs. 
5.
Thaďs: Meditation by Jules Massenet
Performer:  Sarah Chang (Violin)
Conductor:  Placido Domingo
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1894; France 
Date of Recording: 06/2001 
Venue:  Philharmonie, Berlin, Germany 
Length: 5 Minutes 25 Secs. 
6.
Romance for Violin and Orchestra in F minor, Op. 11/B 39 by Antonín Dvorák
Performer:  Sarah Chang (Violin)
Conductor:  Placido Domingo
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1873-1877; Bohemia 
Date of Recording: 06/2001 
Venue:  Philharmonie, Berlin, Germany 
Length: 11 Minutes 7 Secs. 
7.
Romance for Violin and Orchestra no 2 in F major, Op. 50 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Sarah Chang (Violin)
Conductor:  Placido Domingo
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: ?1798; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 06/2001 
Venue:  Philharmonie, Berlin, Germany 
Length: 8 Minutes 3 Secs. 

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