The Kreisler Story Daniel Röhn with Paul Rivinius
- Niccolò Paganini (1782-1840)
- 1Caprice No. 13 (Arr. By Fritz Kreisler)02:58
- 2Caprice No. 20 (Arr. By Fritz Kreisler)02:54
- Fritz Kreisler (1875-1962)
- 4Grave in the style of W.F.Bach03:48
- Henryk Wieniawski (1835-1880)
- 5Caprice in A Minor (Arr. By Fritz Kreisler)01:34
- 6Caprice in E Flat (Arr. By Fritz Kreisler)02:00
- Fritz Kreisler (1875-1962)
- 7Tempo di minuetto04:07
- 8Schön Rosmarin02:10
- Giuseppe Tartini (1692-1770)
- 9The Devil's Trill (Arr. By Fritz Kreisler)15:18
- 10Danza espaÃ±ola (Arr. By Fritz Kreisler)03:40
- 11La poupÃ©e valsante (Arr. By Fritz Kreisler)02:39
- 12La Chasse01:59
- 13Rosamunde, D.797 (Arr. By Fritz Kreisler)03:40
- 14Moto perpetuo (Arr. by Fritz Kreisler)03:27
- 15Partita No. 3 in E, BWV 1006: I. Prelude03:43
- 16Partita No. 3 in E, BWV 1006: II. Loure03:15
- 17Partita No. 3 in E, BWV 1006: III. Gavotte03:20
- 18Partita No. 3 in E, BWV 1006: IV. Menuet 1&204:11
- 19Partita No. 3 in E, BWV 1006: V. BourrÃ©e01:38
- 20Partita No. 3 in E, BWV 1006: VI. Gigue01:55
- 21La Chasse01:54
Info for The Kreisler Story
When talent is passed on from generation to generation, it often happens in an unpresuming way. Such is the case with Daniel Röhn – one of the most remarkable and talented violinists of the present day. What is so fascinating about him and his playing is his natural approach to great traditions and his clear perspective on them. Over a number of decades, both his grandfather and father were renowned concertmasters on the universally unique German orchestral scene; now the new generation has joined those ranks as a soloist and chamber musician, who will no doubt contribute significantly to the world of violin. His first two CD releases featuring Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto and virtuoso 19th-century works for violin and piano earned him several international awards. When describing his playing, it is hardly sufficient to simply mention his seemingly effortless, brilliant virtuosity. Daniel Röhn’s heart-meltingly warm tone and his almost narrative gestures are what endear audiences to him – he has a way of expressing himself through music that we might almost have thought had been lost.
It is therefore hardly surprising that Ruggiero Ricci, one of the most distinguished violin virtuosos of the 20th century, said of Daniel Röhn already when he was very young: “His playing is reminiscent of the old masters:” And indeed, to this day, the young man often augments such compliments by adding, with his special brand of self-irony: “I took most of my inspiration from all these Kreislers and Heifetzs. My enamoured teacher was my parents’ LP cupboard”. As a result, Daniel Röhn not only plays the great Classical and Romantic concert repertoire, guesting with the likes of the Bavarian Radio or South-West German Radio symphony orchestras, or the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra; he also breathes new life into the traditional wit and Viennese charm of the character pieces by Fritz Kreisler in a way that hardly any other violinist alive today can do. This applies as much to classic evergreens like “Liebesfreud” as to the virtuoso arrangements of works by Bach, Paganini and Wieniawski. It is therefore no surprise that he has quite a bit of fun with the bonus track in the form of a dialogue with Kreisler spanning many decades.
Daniel Röhn, violin Paul Rivinius, piano
After his recent birthday tribute to Fritz Kreisler at Carnegie Hall, highlights of coming months include recitals at the Wigmore Hall London, Konzerthaus Berlin, Laeiszhalle Hamburg and Konzerthuset Stockholm. He will play 7 concerts at Festpiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern with Vilde Frang and at the Lucerne Festival, Sibelius Concerto performances in Berlin follow, as well as his Kreisler Story disc release with Berlin Classics/EDEL on 12th August 2016.
In a dialogue with the audience Daniel Röhn evokes the golden age of violin playing of the 1920s and 30s in his own programme “The Kreisler Story”, seamlessly blending the art of communication through music with a narrative about the music itself.
As an outstanding talent Röhn was nominated the violinist of 2005 from the Konserthuset Stockholm, winning the “Rising Star” Award which has garnered him invitations from countless outstanding addresses, including repeat invitations from, among others, the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra, The Royal Philharmonic Stockholm, Cappella Istropolitana, Georgian Chamber Orchestra, Würtembergisches Kammerorchester, Norrköping Symphony Orchestra, with invitations from conductors such as Ion Marin, Gustavo Dudamel, Riccardo Muti, Lorin Maazel, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Hannu Lintu, Ruben Gazarian, Markus Poschner, and Ariel Zuckermann.
Festival appearances include the Mozartfestpiele in Würzburg, Schleswig-Holstein, Deauville, the Lucerne Festival, the Rheingau Musik Festival, the Festival Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and “Tonsättarfestivalen” of Contemporary Music in Stockholm.
In recital and as soloist Daniel has performed at Carnegie Hall, Wigmore Hall, Berlin Philharmonie, Palais des Beaux Arts Brussels, Southbank Centre London, Culture and Convention Centre Lucerne, Konzerthaus Vienna, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Philharmonie Cologne, Megaron Athens, Symphony Hall Birmingham, Herkulessaal, Prinzregententheater and Philharmonie Gasteig, Munich, Cité de la Musique Paris, Konserthuset Stockholm, CAMI Hall New York, Festspielhaus Baden-Baden.
His chamber music partners include Julia Fischer, Nils Mönkemeyer, Lisa Batiashvili, Gautier Capuçon, Antoin Tamestit, Arabella Steinbacher, Jörg Widmann, Julian Steckel, Lauma Skride, Ana Chumachenco, Lena Neudauer , Alexander Sitkovetsky, Viviane Hagner, Augustin Hadelich, Ivry Gitlis, Polina Leschenko, Bertrand Chamayou, Sebastian Klinger, Danjulo Ishizaka, Paul Rivinius, Quatuor Ebène and the Belcea Quartett.
Daniel released the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto and a recital disc of virtuoso pieces with Milana Chernyavska under the Claves label. Both recordings received numerous awards including the Diapason d’Or and a Pizzicato Supersonic Award.
Röhn is the third generation in a family of outstanding violinists. His grandfather Erich Röhn was Furtwängler’s concertmaster of the Berlin Philharmonic and his father Andreas Röhn led the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra for almost 30 years. His mother, Swedish pianist Kerstin Hindart was Alfred Brendel’s protégée in Vienna as well as accompanist to Nicolai Gedda and the Björling Family.
He performs on a Joseph Rocca violin from 1840.
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