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Bravura / Cho-Liang Lin


Release Date: 10/25/1990 
Label:  Cbs Masterworks Catalog #: 39133   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Manuel de FallaFritz KreislerSergei RachmaninovRobert Schumann,   ... 
Performer:  Lin Cho-LiangSandra Rivers
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

Not all bravura, actually; but everyone will have sympathy with the man who has to find, today, a new title for a record of violin encore pieces. Well, not all encore pieces, actually, either: the Falla suite arranged from six of the original seven popular songs—splendidly arranged—sees to that.

Kreisler, as is very proper, crops up regularly, always with good effect. If Liebesfreud here goes slightly more convincingly than Liebesleid, for example, this is characteristic of the whole, for Cho Liang Lin displays rather more sympathy for the gayer moments of the programme than its sadder ones. But he also displays entirely regularly a superlative skill and tone, however it may be applied. The Tambourin chinois goes splendidly,
Read more so does the Sarasate Tarantella (unless it is that having just listened to a tarantella by Reger I am a sitting duck for one by Sarasate!).

The accompanying is reliable everywhere, the recorded quality and the balance both very good. If this is your programme (and in many ways it is a self-recommending one) there is no need to hesitate.

-- Gramophone [2/1985]
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Works on This Recording

1.
Canciones populares españolas (7) by Manuel de Falla
Performer:  Lin Cho-Liang (Violin), Sandra Rivers (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914-1915; Spain 
2.
Liebesleid by Fritz Kreisler
Performer:  Lin Cho-Liang (Violin), Sandra Rivers (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Austria 
3.
Transcription of Kreisler's "Liebesfreud" for piano by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Sandra Rivers (Piano), Lin Cho-Liang (Violin)
Period: Post-Romantic 
Written: 1921; Austria 
4.
Tambourin chinois, Op. 3 by Fritz Kreisler
Performer:  Sandra Rivers (Piano), Lin Cho-Liang (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Austria 
5.
Tempo di Menuetto in the style of Pugnani by Fritz Kreisler
Performer:  Sandra Rivers (Piano), Lin Cho-Liang (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Austria 
6.
Romances (3) for Oboe and Piano, Op. 94: no 2 in A major, Einfach, innig by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Sandra Rivers (Piano), Lin Cho-Liang (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1849; Germany 
7.
La vida breve: Spanish Dance by Manuel de Falla
Performer:  Sandra Rivers (Piano), Lin Cho-Liang (Violin)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1904-1905; Spain 
8.
Songs (14), Op. 34: no 14, Vocalise by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Sandra Rivers (Piano), Lin Cho-Liang (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1912-1915; Russia 
9.
Capriccio-Valse in E major, Op. 7 by Henri Wieniawski
Performer:  Sandra Rivers (Piano), Lin Cho-Liang (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1854 
10.
Introduction and Tarantella, Op. 43 by Pablo de Sarasate
Performer:  Sandra Rivers (Piano), Lin Cho-Liang (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1899 

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