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Album-Release:
2017

HRA-Release:
17.11.2017

Album including Album cover Booklet (PDF)

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  • Franz Ries (1846 - 1932):
  • 1La capricciosa02:53
  • Robert Schumann (1810 - 1856):
  • 2Myrthen, Op. 25: I. Widmung02:37
  • Henryk Wieniawski (1835 - 1880):
  • 3Mazurka in G Major, Op. 19 No. 1, "Obertass"02:16
  • Christoph Willibald Gluck (1714 - 1787):
  • 4Mélodie (From Orfeo ed Euricide, Wq. 30)02:57
  • Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828):
  • 5Ballet Music (From Rosamunde, Op. 26, D. 797)03:30
  • Irène Poldowski (1879 - 1828):
  • 6Tango03:05
  • Claude Debussy (1862 - 1918):
  • 7La plus que lente, L. 121: Valse04:37
  • Henryk Wieniawski:
  • 8Caprice in E-Flat Major (Alla saltarella), Op. 10 No. 1002:05
  • Alexander Scriabin (1872 - 1915):
  • 9Etude in D-Flat Major, Op. 8 No. 1002:10
  • Fritz Kreisler (1875 - 1962):
  • 10Rondino on a Theme by Beethoven02:41
  • 11Gypsy Caprice05:04
  • Antonín Dvorák (1841 - 1904):
  • 12Slavonic Dance in E Minor, Op. 46 No. 2 (04:18
  • Sergei Prokofiev (1891 - 1953):
  • 13Masks (From Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64)02:05
  • Felix Mendelssohn (1809 - 1847):
  • 14Song without words, Op. 62 No. 102:39
  • Isaac Albéniz (1860 - 1909):
  • 15Sevilla (From Suite Española, Op. 47)04:32
  • Ponce Manuel (1882 - 1948):
  • 16Estrellita03:17
  • Antonio Bazzini (1818 - 1897):
  • 17Calabrese, Op. 34 No. 603:58
  • Total Runtime54:44

Info for Homage

Vilde Frang’s Homage is more than a captivating programme of short pieces for violin and piano, it is also a homage to the players of the Golden Age of the Violin, such as Fritz Kreisler, Leopold Auer and Joseph Szigeti. The recital includes music originally conceived not just for the violin, but also for piano, orchestra or voice, and proves once again, as BBC Music Magazine wrote, that “Frang has the knack of breathing life into every note, whether by variations in phrasing, attack, tone or dynamic.”

Vilde Frang has conceived the album as something of a homage to her illustrious predecessors. Born in 1986, she is clearly very much a violinist of today, and – as a Norwegian trained in Germany – she did not grow up in the Central and Eastern-European tradition of Heifetz, Kreisler, Auer and Szigeti. That being said, she brings her own, distinctively captivating magic to her instrument. As Gramophone wrote of her performance of the Korngold concerto, a work that has its roots in the composer’s glorious late-Romantic scores for Hollywood: “Frang has a winning way with the rubato that makes the melodies yearn and smile, but there’s a fragile thread of silver woven through her passagework that bounces off the glinting accompaniment of the Frankfurt RSO as an opalescent gown catches the light in a mirrored ballroom. Fresh thought illuminates each phrase and she has the technique to bring off every idea, from the wild caprice of the first movement’s dash to the double-bar, to a coquettish (or demure?) restraint in the finale’s big tune.”

Vilde Frang, violin
Jose Gallardo, piano




Vilde Frang
born in Norway in 1986, has established herself as one of the leading violinists of her generation, in demand for her musicianship and virtuosity and notable for her thoughtful interpretations and natural sense of style. Since her appearance with Mariss Jansons and the Oslo Philharmonic when she was twelve years old, her career has developed organically and on her own terms. She has appeared on the world’s leading concert stages with the most prestigious orchestras under the batons of the most admired conductors, as well as in recital and chamber music with such colleagues as Gidon Kremer, Yuri Bashmet, Martha Argerich, Janine Jansen, Leif Ove Andsnes and Maxim Vengerov. With her mentor Anne-Sophie Mutter, she has toured Europe and the U.S. in Bach’s Double Concerto. In 2012 Vilde was chosen to receive the Credit Suisse Young Artist Award, which sponsored her debut with the Vienna Philharmonic under Bernard Haitink at the 2012 Lucerne Summer Music Festival. Her recordings of concertos by Sibelius, Prokofiev, Nielsen and Tchaikovsky and sonatas by Grieg, R. Strauss and Bartók for EMI Classics, now Warner Classics, won Edison Klassiek and Classic BRIT awards, the Deutsche Schallplattenpreis, the Diapason d’Or and a Gramophone Award nomination. Vilde’s 2014/2015 season includes many performances of Mozart concertos.

Jonathan Cohen
Arcangelo brings together exceptional musicians who excel on both historical and modern instruments and have a passion for faithful interpretation. Its members, many with flourishing solo and chamber music careers, value the collaboration required of chamber music as the highest expression of music making. Since its formation in 2010, Arcangelo has made a dramatic impact on the musical scene and has already recorded half a dozen albums to high acclaim, including a Gramophone award.

Maxim Rysanov
was born in the Ukraine and studied there and at London’s Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Winner of the 2008 Classic FM Gramophone Young Artist of the Year award and a former BBC New Generation Artist, he performs widely in Europe, Asia and America. His chamber music partners include Leif Ove Andsnes, Nicola Benedetti, Martin Fröst, Sol Gabetta, Janine Jansen, Gidon Kremer, Mischa Maisky, Victoria Mullova, Vadim Repin and Maxim Vengerov. Through collaborations with such composers as Dobrinka Tabakova, Richard Dubugnon and Valentin Bibik – and many others – he has helped to extend the repertoire for the viola.

Booklet for Homage

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