Friday, June 3, 2011

Julia Fischer - Poeme (Chausson,Respighi,Suk,Vaughan William)

 


 

 

 

 

Review:

Julia Fischer follows her extraordinary Grammy-nominated recording of the Paganini Caprices with a contrasting album - a lyrical and poetic set of impressionistic works for violin and orchestra.

Comprising four substantial pieces, this unique program is headed by Suk’s virtuosic Fantasy, a mini-concerto that is now justifiably finding its way into the concert repertoire. It is accompanied by two well-known tone poems – the elegant Poème by Chausson and the English pastoral The Lark Ascending by Elsa and Ottorino Respighi in the 1920s Vaughan Williams. The album is completed by Respighi’s Poema autunnale (of which there is only one other recording in the catalog), making the program truly multinational.

For this recording, Julia Fischer is joined by her long-term colleague on the podium, Yakov Kreizberg, directing his own orchestra, the Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra. 

 

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