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Sarasate: Music For Violin & Orchestra, Vol. 3 / Tianwa Yang, Ernest Martinez-izquierdo

Sarasate / Yang / Orq Sinf De Navarra / Izquierdo
Release Date: 04/26/2011 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8572275   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Pablo de Sarasate
Performer:  Tianwa Yang
Conductor:  Ernest Martínez Izquierdo
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Navarra Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 58 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews


It's really a crime that you'll almost never encounter this music at so-called "serious" symphonic concerts. If you put together the last three numbers on this recording--the "Faust" Fantasy, Barcarolle, and Caprice-Jota--you have a perfect, concerto-length triptych in fast, slow, fast form. It would be a spectacular, audience-pleasing showcase for the soloist, and I have no doubt that Ms. Yang would enjoy taking it on tour. The problem today is that orchestras and (especially) conductors are so shy of learning "new" music, and concert promoters are so terrified of anything that's not the same old stuff, that creative programming is practically impossible with major,
Read more well-established (meaning the best) orchestras.

Happily we can enjoy the music on disc. As in previous releases in this series, Tianwa Yang plays marvelously, fearlessly, and with great freshness and verve. Her technique is impeccable--note the immaculately-tuned harmonics in the Caprice-Jota, or her nicely grainy, "primal" drone-bass timbre at the start of Muiñeiras. She's a joy to listen to, and Ernest Izquierdo's accompaniments have all the poetry and shameless gusto that's necessary to convince us that we're listening to music of real quality, never mind the flash. Naxos' sonics offer ideal balances, and flatter both soloist and orchestra. Few projects in recent days have proven themselves more lovable than this series.

--David Hurwitz, ClassicsToday.com
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Works on This Recording

1.
Concert Fantasy on Mozart's "Magic Flute," Op. 54 by Pablo de Sarasate
Performer:  Tianwa Yang (Violin)
Conductor:  Ernest Martínez Izquierdo
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Navarra Symphony Orchestra
2.
Navarra for 2 Violins and Piano, Op. 33 by Pablo de Sarasate
Performer:  Tianwa Yang (Violin)
Conductor:  Ernest Martínez Izquierdo
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Navarra Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1899 
3.
Muiñiera, Op. 32 by Pablo de Sarasate
Performer:  Tianwa Yang (Violin)
Conductor:  Ernest Martínez Izquierdo
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Navarra Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1885 
4.
Concert Fantasy on Gounod's "Faust", Op. 13 by Pablo de Sarasate
Performer:  Tianwa Yang (Violin)
Conductor:  Ernest Martínez Izquierdo
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Navarra Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874 
5.
Barcarolle vénitienne, Op. 46 by Pablo de Sarasate
Performer:  Tianwa Yang (Violin)
Conductor:  Ernest Martínez Izquierdo
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Navarra Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1902; Germany 
6.
Introduction et caprice-jota, Op. 41 by Pablo de Sarasate
Performer:  Tianwa Yang (Violin)
Conductor:  Ernest Martínez Izquierdo
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Navarra Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1899; Germany 

Sound Samples

Concert Fantasy on Mozart's Die Zauberflote, Op. 54
Navarra, Op. 33
Muiniera, Op. 32
Nouvelle fantaisie sur Faust de Gounod, Op. 13
Barcarolle venitienne, Op. 46 (version for violin and orchestra)
Introduction et caprice-jota, Op. 41

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