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From Schumann to Gershwin ()

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composed by Enrico Toselli, Enriqué Granados, Ernest Bloch, Francesco Maria Veracini, Franz Ries, Fritz Kreisler, Gabriel Fauré, George Gershwin, Jenö Hubay, Joachim Raff, Jules Massenet, Manuel Ponce, Maurice Ravel, Rentaro Taki, Robert Schumann, Vittorio Monti

For fans of short character pieces for violin and piano, this recording of violinist Janos Mate and pianist Benjamin Rawitz certainly offers a varied selection. The album is subtitled "From Schumann to Gershwin" and offers 19 tracks by composers ranging from the well-known to the little-known. Not to be confused with a CD of encores or show pieces, most of the works are more soulful, focusing on sound production rather than sheer technique and virtuosity. There's no apparent rhyme or reason to the sequence, though, and ...

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  1. La Capricciosa, for violin & piano
  2. Berceuse, for piano, 4 hands or orchestra (Dolly, suite), Op. 56/1
  3. Spanish Dances (12), in 4 volumes for piano, Op. 37, H. 142, DLR 1:2:
  4. Largo for violin & piano in F sharp
  5. Serenade for voice & piano (or orchestra) ("Rimpianto"), Op. 6/1
  6. Schön Rosmarin, for violin & piano
  7. Nigun, for cello & piano (arr. by Schuster from "Baal Shem")
  8. Cavatina for violin & piano, Op. 85/3
  9. Scène de la Csárda No. 4 for violin & piano ("Hejre Kati"), Op. 32
  10. Moon Over the Ruined Castle for cello & piano
  11. Liebesleid (Love's Sorrow), for violin & piano
  12. Kinderszenen No. 7 ("Träumerei"), for piano, Op. 15/7
  13. Adagio for violin (or viola or cello) & piano
  14. Porgy and Bess, opera: Bess, you is my woman now
  15. Porgy and Bess, opera: It ain't necessarily so
  16. Pièce en forme de Habanera, arrangement(s) for solo instrument & keyboard
  17. Estrellita for voice & piano (or orchestra)
  18. Csárdás, for violin & orchestra
  19. Méditation, for violin & orchestra (or other arrangement) (from opera "Thaïs")
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From Schumann to Gershwin
2007, Farao Classics

UPC: 4025438080314

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