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composed by Alexander Scriabin, Antonio Bazzini, Claude Debussy, Franz Ries, Fritz Kreisler, Henryk Wieniawski, Irena Regina Poldowski, Jascha Heifetz, Robert Schumann

The "homage" being paid here is not to a single individual, but, Vilde Frang explains, to the early 20th century's great violinists collectively, represented by the pieces they played as short encores. There have been other collections of such works since control was wrested from modernist gatekeepers and it became permissible to enjoy them again, but Frang here offers an unusually good survey that catches the sheer fun of the music, differentiates the styles of the violinists involved, and resurrects some lost pieces. In ...

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  1. La Capricciosa, for violin & piano
  2. Myrthen, 26 songs for voice & piano, Op. 25: No. 1 Widmung
  3. Obertas, mazourka caractéristique for violin & piano in G major, Op. 19/1
  4. Mélodie (Dance of the Blessed Spirits) for violin & piano (transcription of the Lento from Gluck's Orfeo ed Euridice)
  5. Rosamunde: Ballet Music, for violin & piano (after Schubert, D.797)
  6. Tango, for violin & piano
  7. La plus que lente, waltz for piano (or orchestra), L. 128 (121)
  8. Caprice for violin & piano in E flat major ("Alla salterella," transcription of work by Wieniawski)
  9. Etude for piano in D flat major, Op. 8/10
  10. Rondino on a Theme by Beethoven, for violin & piano
  11. Gypsy Caprice (Zigeuner Capriccio), for violin & piano
  12. Slavonic Dance No. 1 for violin & piano in G minor (transcription of Dvorák's Slavonic Dance No. 2, Op. 46/2)
  13. Masks, arrangement for violin & piano (after Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet)
  14. May Breezes, song without words for violin & piano, (transcription of Mendelssohn's Song without Words, Op. 62/1)
  15. Sevilla, arrangement for violin & piano (after No. 3 of Albéniz's Suite española, Op. 47)
  16. Estrellita, arrangement for violin & piano (after Ponce's song)
  17. Calabrese, Op. 34/6
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