Notes and Editorial Reviews
Awarded the prestigious title of ‘Instrumentalist of the Year’ by the Royal Philharmonic Society in 2006, British violinist Anthony Marwood is internationally celebrated for his engaging and insightful performances. For Schumann’s three Violin Sonatas, he is joined by Aleksandar Madžar, recently praised by Classical Music Magazine as matchless ‘in terms of technique and interpretation’. Considered by many to be the product of a tired mind hovering on the edge of insanity, these richly impassioned works are filled with restlessness, melancholy, and fractured lyricism.
This duo give as convincing a performance as any of these works, at once febrile and lyrical, the sound well balanced,
the musical invention explored to the full.
Marwood, matched at every step by Madzar, captures the playfulness and whimsical poetry of the First Sonata, the nobility of the Second and gypsy-like brilliance of the Third. Even so, there’s a whiff of the genteel about these readings.
– Financial Times
The music is full of character, energy and passion. Marwood and Madzar bring out these aspects strongly; their playing is clearly defined, with precise variations of articulation.
Thw two musicians form a closely wrought partnership, their exceptional musical sympathy shining through the whole performance; the lyricism of Marwood's tone is ideally complemented by Madzar's variety of touch and sensitivity to balance. A wonderful listen.
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