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GEN 16548
EAN: 4260036255485
11.90 €

Leoš Janácek (1854–1928)  
Sonata for Violin and Piano (1914-21)
Con moto
Ballada. Con moto
Igor Stravinsky (1882–1971)  
Duo Concertante for Violin and Piano (1932)
Églogue 1
Églogue 2
Sergei Prokofiev (1891–1953)  
Five Mélodies for Violin and Piano, Op. 35 bis (1920)
Lento, ma non troppo
Animato, ma non allegro
Andantino, un poco scherzando
Andante non troppo
Maurice Ravel (1875–1937)  
Sonata for Violin and Piano, No. 2 in G major (1923–27)
Blues. Moderato
Perpetuum mobile. Allegro


Violin & Piano Duos of the 20th century
by Janácek, Stravinsky, Prokofiev and Ravel

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For their first GENUIN CD, violinist Sarita Kwok and pianist Wei-Yi Yang present music from a period when Janáček and Ravel were still invoking the “world of yesterday,” while Stravinsky and Prokofiev were celebrating the “here and now.” A balancing act that both young musicians pull off splendidly, connecting long musical lines and palpably enjoying relentless rhythmic repetitions. They provide for moments of stillness as well as veritable fireworks. So it comes as no surprise that both musicians have drawn international acclaim – competition juries and the press have not stopped singing their praises! We experience this first-hand the moment the lights go out and the musicians intone the first notes of Ravel’s seductive blues…

"The two professors from Yale are as little professorial and academic as one could possibly wish. Instead of securely employing their enormous technical resources, they bravely deploy them each time anew. They take risks - and win."
See the original CD tip on Deutschlandfunk.
See the translation as PDF.

"with a fine reading such as this one, it is well worth the effort to make the music’s acquaintance."
Review on Infodad.com, 6/3/2016