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Violin and Viola Duos by Halvorsen & Bruni Recorded for Naxos

July 4, 2010

For their début Naxos CD, Natalia Lomeiko, violin, and Yuri Zhislin, viola, have recorded duos by Johan Halvorsen and Antonio Bartolomeo Bruni for release on Naxos 8.572522. The recording sessions took place in Holy Trinity Church, Weston, Hertfordshire, UK, between 1–3 November 2009. The producer was John Taylor.

Johan Halvorsen (1864–1935), violinist, conductor and composer, continued the nationalist Norwegian traditions established by Grieg, serving for thirty years as conductor of the Christiania National Theatre. His Sarabande con Variazioni (after Handel), Passacaglia (after Handel) and Concert Caprice on Norwegian Melodies feature on this disc.

Natalia Lomeiko with producer John Taylor

Italian violinist, composer and conductor Antonio Bartolomeo Bruni (1757–1821) was born and died in Cuneo, Italy, though based in Paris for most of this life. His Six Duos Concertantes feature on this disc.

Johan Halvorsen Biography & Discography


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