Violinissimo: Great Violin Encores
Pablo de Sarasate / Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky / Czardas Monti

Violinissimo: Great Violin Encores

Erich Gruenberg / Josef Sakonov

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Two “Phase 4” recordings reappear in their entirety on this double-CD of violin bon-bons. Josef Sakonov’s is of virtuoso violin pieces (including Sarasate’s Zigeunerweisen) and sentimental miniatures by Godard, Tchaikovsky, Ponce and others. This is the first international release of the complete original LP on CD. Erich Gruenberg’s recording centres around Fritz Kreisler – as both composer and arranger. Only a handful of these pieces have appeared on CD before, and, as with the Sakonov recording, the Phase 4 LP is here rendered complete. These are outstanding performances, a must for lovers of the lighter side of the violin repertoire.

‘Here is a rich, resonant recording … containing beautiful tone from one of the two Guanerius violins which at one time belonged to Ferdinand David… The program is a mixture of sentiment and fiery brilliance’ (Sakonov) Gramophone (March 1973)

‘Viennese born and bred, Erich Gruenberg has a head start in recapturing the appeal of these Kreisler sweetmeats … he extracts the last ounce of sentiment … apt period flavour’ Gramophone (1977)

Hubay: Hejre Kati
Godard: Berceuse
Tchaikovsky: Valse Sentimentale
Sternhold: Fêtes Tzigane
Massenet: Méditation
Heuberger: Im chambre séparée
Sarasate: Zigeunerweisen
Ponce: Estrellita
Korngold: Intermezzo
Tchaikovsky: None but the lonely heart
Monti: Czardas
Kreisler: Liebesfreud
Kreisler: Liebeslied
Kreisler: Caprice viennois
Kreisler: Concerto in C minor
Falla: Spanish Dance
Granados: Spanish Dance 'Rondalla aragonesa'
Albéniz: tango Op. 165 no. 2
Kreisler: Recitativo et Scherzo-Caprice
Kreisler: Schón Rosmarin
Kreisler: Tambourin chinois
 

Tracklisting
  • 1
    Hubay: Hejre Kati
  • 2
    Godard: Berceuse
  • 3
    Tchaikovsky: Valse Sentimentale
  • 4
    Sternhold: Fêtes Tzigane
  • 5
    Massenet: Méditation
  • 6
    Heuberger: Im chambre séparée
  • 7
    Sarasate: Zigeunerweisen
  • 8
    Ponce: Estrellita
  • 9
    Korngold: Intermezzo
  • 10
    Tchaikovsky: None but the lonely heart
  • 11
    Monti: Czardas
  • 1
    Kreisler: Liebesfreud
  • 2
    Kreisler: Liebeslied
  • 3
    Kreisler: Caprice viennois
  • 4
    Kreisler: Concerto in C minor
  • 5
    Falla: Spanish Dance
  • 6
    Granados: Spanish Dance 'Rondalla aragonesa'
  • 7
    Albéniz: tango Op. 165 no. 2
  • 8
    Kreisler: Recitativo et Scherzo-Caprice
  • 9
    Kreisler: Schón Rosmarin
  • 10
    Kreisler: Tambourin chinois