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On Fire: The Virtuoso Album

R180.00

Double CD

Description

Piet Koornhof ~ violin
Bernarda Vorster ~ piano

“The title doesn’t begin to tell the story of Piet Koornhof’s musical sensibility … He is a keenly sensitive musician who places the dazzling aspects in discerning context … Koornhof makes sure notes are dead-centre in intonation, however fleetly they pass by, and that every gesture has a meaningful direction. With his excellent pianist, Bernarda Vorster, Koornhof plays a host of bonbons … But he also devotes a fair share of the discs to less heralded figures … Virtuosity, as Koornhof demonstrates in these pieces, often means bringing something special to music of subtle lyricism and charm.” — Donald Rosenberg, Gramophone Magazine

 

Disc 1

1.  Henryk Wieniawski — Polonaise No. 1 in D major, Op. 4  [07:06]
2.  Alexander Glazunov — Meditation in D major, Op. 32  [03:40]
3.  William Kroll — Banjo & Fiddle  [02:59]
4.  Balys Dvarionas — Pezzo elegiaco “By the Lake”  [06:21]
5.  Henryk Wieniawski — Polonaise brillante No. 2 in A major, Op. 21  [10:11]
6.  Myroslav Skoryk — Melody (from “The High Pass”)  [03:37]
7.  Dmitri Kabalevsky — Rondo, Op. 69  [07:39]
8.  Sergei Taneyev — Romances, Op. 26 No. 6: Stalaktiti  [04:01]
9.  Fritz Kreisler — Tambourin chinois, Op. 3  [03:54]
10.  Myroslav Skoryk — Stone Ruler: Spanish Dance  [04:30]
11.  Nino Rota — Improvviso in d minor  [06:23]
12.  Kara Karayev — Waltz from The Seven Beauties  [04:04]
13.  Henryk Wieniawski — Scherzo-tarantelle, Op. 16  [05:02]

Disc 2

Edouard Toldrà — 6 Sonetos

1.  Soneti de la Rosada  [04:24]
2.  Ave Maria  [05:36]
3.  Les Birbadores  [02:37]
4.  Oració al Maig  [04:24]
5.  Dels Quatre Vents  [02:00]
6.  La Font  [04:15]

7.  Eugène Ysaÿe — Sonata for solo violin No. 3 “Ballade”  [06:36]