Prokofiev: Violin Concertos Nos. 1-2; Sonata for Solo Violin / Tianwa Yang

Release Date: 10/8/2021
Label: Naxos
Catalog Number: 8574107
Performer: Tianwa Yang
Conductor: Jun Märkl
Orchestra/Ensemble: ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1
Length: 62 Minutes

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Prokofiev first became fascinated by the violin upon hearing the playing of his private teacher, Reinhold Glière. A dozen years later Prokofiev wrote his ViolinConcerto No. 1 – a work of contrasting open-hearted lyricism and whimsical playfulness that features a wild central Scherzo with dazzling technical gymnastics. By contrast, the Violin Concerto No. 2 is emotionally reserved and sardonic with an inspired plaintive and long-arching slow movement. Composed to an official Soviet commission for an ensemble piece to be played by talented child violinists in unison, the witty and upbeat Sonata for Solo Violin can also be played by a single performer.

 

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Tianwa Yang plays with fiery drive and determination, receiving strong support from the ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra led by Jun Märkl.

 

– Rafael's Music Notes

Works on This Recording
1. I. Andantino by Sergey Prokofiev
Performer: Tianwa Yang (Violin)
Conductor: Jun Märkl
Orchestra/Ensemble: ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra
Written: 1916 ;
2. II. Scherzo: Vivacissimo by Sergey Prokofiev
Performer: Tianwa Yang (Violin)
Conductor: Jun Märkl
Orchestra/Ensemble: ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra
Written: 1916 ;
3. III. Moderato by Sergey Prokofiev
Performer: Tianwa Yang (Violin)
Conductor: Jun Märkl
Orchestra/Ensemble: ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra
Written: 1916 ;
4. I. Allegro moderato by Sergey Prokofiev
Performer: Tianwa Yang (Violin)
Conductor: Jun Märkl
Orchestra/Ensemble: ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra
Written: 1935 ;
5. II. Andante assai by Sergey Prokofiev
Performer: Tianwa Yang (Violin)
Conductor: Jun Märkl
Orchestra/Ensemble: ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra
Written: 1935 ;
6. III. Allegro, ben marcato by Sergey Prokofiev
Performer: Tianwa Yang (Violin)
Conductor: Jun Märkl
Orchestra/Ensemble: ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra
Written: 1935 ;
7. I. Moderato by Sergey Prokofiev
Performer: Tianwa Yang (Violin)
Written: 1947 ;
8. II. Theme and Variations by Sergey Prokofiev
Performer: Tianwa Yang (Violin)
Written: 1947 ;
9. III. Con brio - Allegro precipitato - Tempo I - Allegro precipitato by Sergey Prokofiev
Performer: Tianwa Yang (Violin)
Written: 1947 ;
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