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Bob McQuiston
Classical Lost and Found, June 2019

SEITZ, F.: Violin Concertos, Vol. 1 - Nos. 1-5 (Hyejin Chung, Warren Lee) 8.573801
SEITZ, F.: Violin Concertos, Vol. 2 - Nos. 6-10 / Op. 25 (Hyejin Chung, Warren Lee) 8.573965

Two of today’s most promising, young artists, namely, award-winning, Korean violinist Hyejin Chung and Hong Kong pianist Warren Lee deliver superb renditions of all eleven works. Both artists possess awesome technical abilities! Consequently, they deftly sail through these virtuosically demanding Concertos, thereby bringing out that inherent tunefulness, which makes them so appealing. © 2019 Classical Lost and Found Read complete review



Joseph Magil
American Record Guide, May 2018

Hyejin Chung plays cleanly and in tune, and Warren Lee is obviously not challenged at all by the piano part. This would be very helpful for students learning these works. © 2018 American Record Guide Read complete review on American Record Guide



David Denton
David's Review Corner, January 2018

Friedrich Seitz’s claim to fame came as a touring concert violinist in the late Nineteenth century and the concertmaster for Wagner’s Beyreuth Festspiele. While he did write in a number of genres, most of his output, in one way or another, included the violin, and in his later years he spent most of his time teaching and composing. The exact dates of his ‘Student Concertos for Violin and Piano’ are uncertain, as they may not have been published at the time of writing, the enclosed booklet indicating that the first five date from between 1891 and 1900. Written for young competant students, but rarely go any higher than the third position, they would be within the scope of a second year of learning. That does rather limit his range of melodic invention, and you will find him most persuasive in the slow movements, when the music is simple and the piano decorates the pupil. I cannot remember having them as studies in my younger days, but a young pianist and violinist could have good fun playing them at home together, and there are enough challenges to keep them happy. The young Korean violinist, Hyejin Chung, invests them with an artistry to make them acceptable just as a listening experience. She is partnered by the Hong Kong-based pianist, Warren Lee, who studied at the Royal Academy in London before embarking on a highly successful international career. Very good and well balanced sound from the UK recording team. © 2017 David’s Review Corner



Records International, December 2017

Seitz, while also having a career as an orchestral concertmaster, was particularly active as a teacher, and is remembered for his Schülerkonzerte, teaching concertos, which introduce pupils to something of nineteenth-century concerto technique but not stinting on attractive melodies and remain a part of teaching repertoire to this day. … © 2017 Records International



Laurie Niles
Violinist.com, November 2017

What would we do without these beloved student concertos? This album includes five student concertos by Friedrich Seitz, including the ones that appear in Suzuki Book 4: Nos. 2 and 5. They receive a professional performance by Korean violinist Hyejin Chung and pianist Warren Lee. Seitz was a noted violinist who served as concertmaster of the Bayreuth Festspiele, toured widely as a soloist and also composed a series of works, principally for violin and piano. He is best known for his Schüler-Konzerte (“Student Concertos”), which have proved enduringly popular vehicles for young performers since they were published, at the turn of the 20th century. © 2017 Violinist.com





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