Lalo: Symphonie espagnole - Manen: Concierto espanol / Yang, Ang, Barcelona Symphony

Release Date: 11/11/2016
Label: Naxos
Catalog Number: 8573067
Performer: Tianwa Yang
Number of Discs: 1

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These two concertos - one a staple of the repertoire, the other almost unknown - share melodic richness and a Spanish influence. Lalo's Symphonie espagnole reflects the quicksilver technique of its dedicatee, Pablo de Sarasate, in its ingenious and virtuosic passagework, with its moods and rhythms indelibly Iberian in feel. Juan Manén, in his day almost as famous as his fellow Catalan Pau Casals, was an admired virtuoso violinist and a prominent composer. Hix Concierto español, the first of three violin concertos, is suffused with technical demands, lyric warmth, and rhapsodic nostalgia. Soloist Tianwa Yang's Sarasate recordings have received international acclaim.

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REVIEW:

Yang seems to have a natural affinity for Spanish works, having already recorded the complete violin works of Pablo de Sarasate, and her dazzling brilliance seems perfectly suited to the nature of the music. As in the Sarasate set, Yang is paired with a Spanish orchestra for even more authenticity.

– The WholeNote (CA)

Works on This Recording
1. Symphonie espagnole, Op. 21 by Edouard Lalo
Performer: Tianwa Yang (Violin)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1873 ; France
2. Concierto espagnol for Violin, Op. 18 by Juan Manén
Performer: Tianwa Yang (Violin)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1898/1935 ; Spain
3. Concierto espagnol for Violin, Op. 18 by Juan Manén
Performer: Tianwa Yang (Violin)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1898/1935 ; Spain
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