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WIENIAWSKI: Violin Showpieces

The Polish violinist Henryk Wieniawski began his career as a virtuoso in earnest in 1851. His compositions were principally for his own use and include two important violin concertos as well as a number of virtuoso pieces designed to display his technical and lyrical musical accomplishments. Starting with a flourish, the Souvenir de Moscou allows the violin an exhibition of virtuosity, before the lyrical melody at the heart of the piece is heard. Le carnaval russe allows the violinist-composer to exploit relatively simple thematic material with all the technical virtuosity at his command, including astonishing feats of left-hand pizzicato and the favourite contemporary virtuoso device of accompanying a melody on one string with a tremolo on the string below.

Wieniawski, Henryk

  Souvenir de Moscou, Op. 6
1.   Souvenir de Moscou, Op. 6 00:07:13
  Capriccio-valse in E Major, Op. 7
2.   Capriccio - valse in E Major, Op. 7 00:06:38
  Variations on an Original Theme, Op. 15
3.   Variations on an Original Theme, Op. 15 00:12:00
  Polonaise brillante, Op. 4
4.   Polonaise brillante, Op. 4 00:05:43
  Le carnaval russe, Op. 11
5.   Le carnaval russe, Op. 11 00:07:16
  Gigue in E Minor, Op. 23
6.   Gigue in E Minor, Op. 23 00:02:43

Wieniawski, Henryk
Lenehan, John, arranger(s)

7.   Saltarella 00:01:47

Wieniawski, Henryk

  Mazurka, Op. 19, No. 2, "Village Fiddler"
8.   Mazurka, Op. 19, No. 2, "Village Fiddler" 00:03:41
9.   Mazurka, Op. 19, No. 1, "Obertass" 00:02:15
  Mazurka, Op. 12, No. 2, "Polish Song"
10.   Mazurka, Op. 12, No. 2, "Polish Song" 00:03:53
  Mazurka, "Kujawiak"
11.   Mazurka, "Kujawiak" 00:02:49
  Legende, Op. 17
12.   Legende, Op. 17 00:07:54
  Scherzo-tarantelle, Op. 16
13.   Scherzo - tarantelle, Op. 16 00:04:34

Total Playing Time: 01:08:26

Wieniawski, Henryk

Lenehan, John

Bisengaliev, Marat; Lenehan, John

Label: Naxos

Genre: Chamber Music

Period: Romantic

Catalogue No: 8.550744

Barcode: 0730099574426

Physical Release: 06/1994

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