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Stravinsky, Ravel / Jennifer Frautschi, Marta Aznavoorian


Release Date: 03/27/2001 
Label:  Artek   Catalog #: 6   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Igor StravinskyMaurice Ravel
Performer:  Jennifer FrautschiMarta Aznavoorian
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 4 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Stravinsky and Ravel are two twentieth century composers whose work is often complex while remaining accessible. In the idiom of piano and violin, they may be found to be at their best. Included here are the Duo Concertante and Divertimento for Violin and Piano of Stravinsky, and by Ravel the Sonata for Violin and Piano, and "Tzigane" (Rapsodie de Concert for Violin and Piano). Stravinsky, with his rhythmic power and chromatics, shines in these smaller, powerful pieces for the two instruments. The works clearly belong in the twentieth century, yet engage the listener with lyricism and force.
Ravel, as well, in his furious lines and Debussy-like impressionism finds a perfect pairing in these two instruments. The "Blues" movement of his
Read more Sonata allows the two instruments to go their idiomatic ways while retaining a lazy structure, later exploding into vintage Ravel.
The performance of these pieces by violinist Jennifer Frautschi and pianist Marta Aznavoorian find virtuosity and musicality serving one another. Both are consummate young players; they bring verve and fresh intelligence to these pieces, possessing an obvious rapport with each other and the music itself. An excellent disc. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Duo concertant for Violin and Piano by Igor Stravinsky
Performer:  Jennifer Frautschi (Violin), Marta Aznavoorian (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1931-1932; France 
Date of Recording: 08/29/1999 
Venue:  Colden Center, Queens College, New York 
Length: 15 Minutes 51 Secs. 
2.
Divertimento for Violin and Piano by Igor Stravinsky
Performer:  Jennifer Frautschi (Violin), Marta Aznavoorian (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1932; France 
Date of Recording: 08/29/1999 
Venue:  Colden Center, Queens College, New York 
Length: 20 Minutes 53 Secs. 
3.
Sonata for Violin and Piano in G major by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Jennifer Frautschi (Violin), Marta Aznavoorian (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1923-1927; France 
Date of Recording: 08/29/1999 
Venue:  Colden Center, Queens College, New York 
Length: 16 Minutes 48 Secs. 
4.
Tzigane for Violin and Orchestra by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Jennifer Frautschi (Violin), Marta Aznavoorian (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1924; France 
Date of Recording: 08/29/1999 
Venue:  Colden Center, Queens College, New York 
Length: 10 Minutes 37 Secs. 

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