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Homage / Frang, Gallardo


Release Date: 11/24/2017 
Label:  Warner Classics   Catalog #: 564147  
Composer:  Franz RiesRobert SchumannHenri WieniawskiChristoph W. Gluck,   ... 
Performer:  Vilde FrangJosé Gallardo

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Vilde Frang's Homage is more than a captivating programme of short pieces for violin and piano, it is also a homage to the players of the Golden Age of the Violin, such as Fritz Kreisler, Leopold Auer and Joseph Szigeti. The recital includes music originally conceived not just for the violin, but also for piano, orchestra or voice, and proves once again, as BBC Music Magazine wrote, that "Frang has the knack of breathing life into every note, whether by variations in phrasing, attack, tone or dynamic." Vilde Frang has conceived the album as something of a homage to her illustrious predecessors. Born in 1986, she is clearly very much a violinist of today, and - as a Norwegian trained in Germany - she did not grow up in the Central Read more and Eastern-European tradition of Heifetz, Kreisler, Auer and Szigeti. That being said, she brings her own, distinctively captivating magic to her instrument. As Gramophone wrote of her performance of the Korngold concerto, a work that has it's roots in the composer's glorious late-Romantic scores for Hollywood: "Frang has a winning way with the rubato that makes the melodies yearn and smile, but there's a fragile thread of silver woven through her passagework that bounces off the glinting accompaniment of the Frankfurt RSO as an opalescent gown catches the light in a mirrored ballroom. Fresh thought illuminates each phrase and she has the technique to bring off every idea, from the wild caprice of the first movement's dash to the double-bar, to a coquettish (or demure?) restraint in the finale's big tune." Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
La capricciosa by Franz Ries
Performer:  Vilde Frang (Violin), José Gallardo (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
2.
Myrthen, Op. 25: no 1, Widmung by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Vilde Frang (Violin), José Gallardo (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Germany 
3.
Mazurkas (2), Op. 19: no 1 in G major "Obertass" by Henri Wieniawski
Performer:  Vilde Frang (Violin), José Gallardo (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1860; St. Petersburg, Russ 
4.
Orphée et Eurydice: Mélodie by Christoph W. Gluck
Performer:  Vilde Frang (Violin), José Gallardo (Piano)
Period: Classical 
5.
Rosamunde, D 797/Op. 26: Ballet music by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Vilde Frang (Violin), José Gallardo (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1823; Vienna, Austria 
6.
Tango for Violin and Piano by Poldowski
Performer:  Vilde Frang (Violin), José Gallardo (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
7.
La plus que lente by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Vilde Frang (Violin), José Gallardo (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1910; France 
8.
L'école moderne, Op. 10: no 5 in E flat major "Caprice alla Saltarella" by Henri Wieniawski
Performer:  Vilde Frang (Violin), José Gallardo (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1854 
9.
Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 8: no 10 in D flat major by Alexander Scriabin
Performer:  Vilde Frang (Violin), José Gallardo (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1894; Russia 
10.
Rondino on a theme by Beethoven by Fritz Kreisler
Performer:  Vilde Frang (Violin), José Gallardo (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Austria 
11.
Gypsy Caprice by Fritz Kreisler
Performer:  Vilde Frang (Violin), José Gallardo (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Austria 
12.
Slavonic Dances (8) for Orchestra, Op. 46/B 83: no 2 in E minor, Dumka by Antonín Dvorák
Performer:  Vilde Frang (Violin), José Gallardo (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878; Bohemia 
13.
Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64: Act 1 - Masks by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Vilde Frang (Violin), José Gallardo (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935-1936; Paris, France 
14.
Songs without words, vol 5, Op. 62: no 1, Andante espressivo in G major "May Breezes" by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Vilde Frang (Violin), José Gallardo (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1844; Germany 
15.
Suite española, Op. 47: no 3, Sevilla by Isaac Albeniz
Performer:  Vilde Frang (Violin), José Gallardo (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886; Madrid, Spain 
16.
Estrellita by Manuel Ponce
Performer:  Vilde Frang (Violin), José Gallardo (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1912; Mexico 
17.
Characteristic Pieces (6) for Violin and Piano, Op. 34: no 6, Calabrese by Antonio Bazzini
Performer:  Vilde Frang (Violin), José Gallardo (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859 

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