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CORIGLIANO: Red Violin Caprices (The) / Violin Sonata / THOMSON, V.: 5 Ladies / Portraits (Quint)


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CORIGLIANO: Red Violin Caprices (The) / Violin Sonata / THOMSON, V.: 5 Ladies / Portraits (Quint)

John Corigliano has revisited his score for the 1997 film The Red Violin several times. In The Red Violin Caprices, content is allied to a technique making strenuous demands on the performer. The pensive Theme is identical in substance to that heard in the earlier Chaconne (Naxos 8.559306), and its five variations range in style from the Paganinian virtuosity of the first, to the restrained ‘folk’ tinge of the third. Corigliano’s Violin Sonata is among his earliest acknowledged works, its final Allegro enhanced by some scintillating instrumental interplay. Coming from a very different musical background, and representing a very different musical aesthetic, Virgil Thomson’s music displays a skilful assimilation of Gallic clarity and an American-derived nostalgia, with hymn tunes and traditional songs often being evident. “I just heard Philippe Quint’s new recording of my Red Violin Caprices and he was absolutely amazing.” – John Corigliano

Corigliano Jr., John

  The Red Violin Caprices
1.   Theme 00:01:35
2.   Variation 1 00:00:45
3.   Variation 2 00:02:10
4.   Variation 3 00:01:21
5.   Variation 4 00:02:34
6.   Variation 5 00:01:08
  Violin Sonata
7.   I. Allegro 00:02:49
8.   II. Andantino 00:07:11
9.   III. Lento 00:04:59
10.   IV. Allegro 00:08:09

Thomson, Virgil
Dushkin, Samuel, arranger(s)

  3 Portraits (arr. S. Dushkin for violin and piano)
11.   No. 1. Barcarolle, A Portrait of Georges Hugnet 00:01:53
12.   No. 2. Tango Lullaby, A Portrait of Mlle. Alvarez de Toledo 00:02:17
13.   No. 3. In a Bird Cage, A Portrait of Lise Deharme 00:02:02

Thomson, Virgil

  5 Ladies
14.   I. Cynthia Kemper, A Fanfare 00:01:08
15.   II. Anne Miracle 00:01:12
16.   III. Alice Toklas 00:03:03
17.   IV. Yvonne de Casa Fuerte 00:01:43
18.   V. Mary Reynolds 00:01:24
  8 Portraits for Violin Alone
19.   No. 3. Georges Hugnet, Poet and Man of Letters 00:01:33
20.   No. 1. Senorita Juanita de Medina Accompanied by her Mother 00:02:12
21.   No. 2. Madame Marthe - Marthine 00:02:09
22.   No. 4. Miss Gertrude Stein as a Young Girl 00:01:47
23.   No. 5. Cliquet - Pleyel in F 00:02:22
24.   No. 6. Mrs. C[hester] W[hitin] L[asell] 00:01:46
25.   No. 7. Sauguet, from Life 00:01:14
26.   No. 8. Ruth Smallens 00:04:19

Total Playing Time: 01:04:45

Corigliano Jr., John; Thomson, Virgil

Dushkin, Samuel

Quint, Philippe; Wolfram, William

Label: Naxos

Series: American Classics

Genre: Chamber Music; Instrumental

Period: 20th Century; Contemporary

Catalogue No: 8.559364

Barcode: 0636943936429

Physical Release: 05/2008

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