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STRING MUSIC RECORDINGS IN MARCH 2014

 

LIVE IN CONCERT IN ST. PETERSBURG

COMPOSER:Peter Illych Tchaikovsky • Johannes Brahms • J.S. Bach • Eugene Ysaye 

ARTIST:Tianwa Yang (violin) • St Petersburg State Symphony Orchestra • Vladimir Lande (conductor)

2110283 | 747313528356

1 DVD | US SRP $19.99

•       This is the accomplished and stylish Russian debut of Tianwa Yang.

•       To an enthusiastic audience within the walls of the beautiful Court Capella in St Petersburg, she performs the much-loved concertos of Tchaikovsky and Brahms with the St Petersburg State Symphony Orchestra under the sensitive direction of Vladimir Lande.

•       The remarkable intensity of her playing is just as apparent in both her encore– Ysaÿe’s Violin Sonata No. 3 – and her separate performance of Bach’s solo Partita No. 2. Tianwa Yang has is a leading international performer and recording artist.


ORIGINAL MUSIC FOR VIOLIN AND GUITAR

COMPOSER: Josef Mayseder • Enrico Praeger • V Kraus • Victor Magnien • Bartolomeo Bortolazzi 

ARTIST: Gilles Colliard • Agustin Maruri

EMEC041 | 8425701000418

1 CD | US SRP $16.99 

•       World premiere recordings

•       This CD contains a unique and special collection of original pieces for violin and guitar, most written in the 19th century by now nearly forgotten composers. This is a pity as the quality of their music is really superior.

•       Works recorded by violinist Gilles Colliard and guitarist Agustin Maruri.

 

 

ROSENKRANTZ SONATEN (MYSTERY SONATAS)

COMPOSER: Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber 

ARTIST: Sirkka-Liisa Kaakinen-Pichl • Battalia

ODE 1243-2D | 761195124321

2 CD | US SRP $16.99 

•       Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber’s (1644-1704) virtuosic 16 Mystery Sonatas, also known as the Rosary Sonatas, are the composer’s best known works.

•       Played by violinist Sirkka-Liisa Kaakinen-Pichl and the Finnish Baroque ensemble.

•       Kaakinen-Pichl is in great demand as a leader of countless renowned early music ensembles and orchestras, and has also worked for ten years as leader of Philippe Herreweghe’s Collegium Vocale.

 

BACH SUITES FOR SOLO CELLO

COMPOSER: J.S. Bach 

ARTIST: Rachel Mercer

PIP1403 | 679444003320

2 CD | US SRP $16.99

 

•       Rachel Mercer is one of Canada’s most outstanding younger cellists whose performing career has taken her across five continents. This recording of the Complete Bach Cello Suites marks her second solo recording.

•       The Canadian press describes Mercer as a “pure chamber musician” creating “moments of pure magic.” She is a member of the Ensemble Made in Canada, Mercer Park Duo, Seiler Trio, and Artistic Director of the “5 at the First” concert series in Hamilton, ON.