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Schubert - Music for Violin II

Catalogue numberBIS-2373 SACD
Release date2020-12-04
Orig. sample rate96000Hz
Total time70:32

The extant music for violin by Franz Schubert fits comfortably on two discs, and Ariadne Daskalakis released the first disc of her survey in 2019, to critical acclaim. The disc included works for violin and piano as well as three pieces with orchestral accompaniment, in performances described in The Strad as having ‘a litheness and shimmering delight that capture the music’s innate charm and dance-like vivacity with a beguiling sureness of touch.’

The second instalment focuses on the chamber music with piano, and once again Daskalakis is joined by Paolo Giacometti, playing a fortepiano by Salvatore Lagrassa. The instrument, of the Viennese school, was built ca 1815 and is thus almost exactly contemporary with the sonatas recorded here, the ones in D major and A minor dating from 1816 and the Sonata in A major from the following year. Schubert, who was around 20 years old at the time, had learned the violin from an early age, but the sonatas were probably intended for his older brother Ferdinand, who led the family string quartet in which Franz played the viola. The disc opens with a later work, however – the so-called Rondeau brilliant, from 1826. As the nickname indicates, the B minor Rondo is virtuosic, composed for Josef Slavík who before his early death was hailed as Paganini’s successor by the Viennese critics. In her liner notes, Ariadne Daskalakis describes the piece as ‘in turn dramatic, playful, gentle, seductive and wild’ and together with Paolo Giacometti she brings out each of these aspects.
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Extra material for download
  Composer: Schubert, Franz
  Rondo in B minor, Op. 70 / D 895
01 ‘Rondeau brillant’ 14:28 $ 3.47 USD
  Sonata in D major, Op. posth. 137/1 / D 384 12:05
02 I. Allegro molto 03:56 $ 0.94 USD
03 II. Andante 03:58 $ 0.95 USD
04 III. Allegro vivace 04:11 $ 1.00 USD
  Sonata in A minor, Op. posth. 137/2 / D 385 21:50
05 I. Allegro moderato 08:41 $ 2.08 USD
06 II. Andante 06:32 $ 1.57 USD
07 III. Menuetto. Allegro 02:10 $ 0.52 USD
08 IV. Allegro 04:27 $ 1.07 USD
  Sonata in A major, Op. posth. 162 / D 574 'Grand Duo' 22:03
09 I. Allegro moderato 08:53 $ 2.13 USD
10 II. Scherzo. Presto 04:00 $ 0.96 USD
11 III. Andantino 03:33 $ 0.85 USD
12 IV. Allegro vivace 05:37 $ 1.35 USD
  Album total 70:32
ViolinDaskalakis, Ariadne
FortepianoGiacometti, Paolo
ComposerSchubert, Franz

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