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Sarasate’s works for
violin and piano – the boxed set

Sarasate Complete Works for Violin and Piano/Tianwa Yang
8.504054 [4 CDs]
This set brings together all of Tianwa Yang’s critically admired recordings of Sarasate’s music for violin and piano. The great Spanish virtuoso was both an inspiration to his contemporaries and a composer of characterful and vivid pieces. He specialised in dances and arrangements, in scintillating operatic fantasies and in imperishably beautiful transcriptions. Yang’s flawless intonation, lyricism and virtuosity have won accolades including the German Record Critics’ Annual Prize in 2014 for her Naxos recordings of Sarasate’s complete works for violin, and the ECHO Klassik awards for
Best Up-and-Coming Artist in 2014 and Best Instrumentalist in 2015.
Habanera, Op. 21, No. 2 • Playera, Op. 23, No. 1 • Malagueña, Op. 21, No. 1 • Capricho Vasco, Op. 24
Romanza Andaluza, Op. 22, No. 1 • Jota Navarra, Op. 22, No. 2 • Serenata Andaluza, Op. 28
Jota Aragonesa, Op. 27 • Balada, Op. 31 • Zapateado, Op. 23, No. 2 • Vito, Op. 26, No. 1 • Habanera, Op. 26, No. 2

“Each piece is beautifully characterized and played with great polish and confidence.”
American Record Guide

Homenaje a Rossini, Op. 2 • Souvenir de Domont, Op. 8 • Fantaisie de concert sur Martha, Op. 19 • Gavota de Mignon, Op. 16
Mélodie roumaine, Op. 47 • Mosaïque de Zampa, Op. 15 • Moscovienne, Op. 12
Fantaisie de concert sur La forza del destino, Op. 1

“How stunningly Yang and Hadulla play these pieces – not just technically but dramatically as well”

Boléro, Op. 30 • Zortzico d’Iparraguirre, Op. 39 • Sérénade andalouse, Op. 10
Adiós montañas mias – Danse espagnole, Op. 37 • Le Sommeil, Op. 11 • Rêverie, Op. 4 • Introduction et fandango, Op. 40
Fantaisie-Caprice • Prière et berceuse, Op. 17 • Confidences – Romance sans paroles, Op. 7
Caprice sur Mireille de Gounod, Op. 6 • Airs écossaise, Op. 34 • Los pájaros de Chile • Les Adieux, Op. 9

“Yang throws off merciless chains of double stops and finger-crippling arabesques with scintillating aplomb… Bravo!”
BBC Music Magazine ★★★★★

Moszkowski: Guitarra, Op. 45, No. 2 • Chopin: Waltzes Nos. 3, 4 & 8 • Nocturnes Nos. 2 & 8 • Souvenirs de Faust
Guignon: Sonata No. 1 • Mondonville: La Chasse • Leclair: Violin Sonata, Op. 9, No. 3 • Handel: Largo from Xerxes
J.S. Bach: Air • Raff: La fée d’amour

“With fantastic virtuosity and playful ease, Tianwa Yang masters every technical challenge.”
German Record Critics’ Award

More highly acclaimed
recordings by Tianwa Yang

SARASATE, P. de: Violin and Orchestra Music (Complete)
“Yang is splendidly equipped as a Sarasate violinist, with her clear tone, pure intonation, impressive dexterity and light touch.”
SAINT-SAËNS, C.: Violin and Orchestra Works
“Tianwa Yang’s Saint-Saëns performances are totally spellbinding, not just in technical matters, but in their stylish sensibility as well.”
LALO, É.: Symphonie espagnole / MANÉN, J.: Violin Concerto No. 1
“Yang’s playing is accurate, with a solid tone, and expressive.”
American Record Guide
YSAŸE, E.: 6 Sonatas for Solo Violin, Op. 27
“Yang’s rare ability to sustain a convincing emotional narrative in these elusive scores proves highly compelling.”
BBC Music Magazine
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