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Introducing Shannon Lee ()

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composed by Alexander Scriabin, Antonio Bazzini, Carl Engel, Claude Debussy, Edward Elgar, Frédéric Chopin, Fritz Kreisler, Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst, Henryk Wieniawski, Johannes Brahms, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Tommaso Antonio Vitali

Choosing for her debut album a program of violin show pieces, transcriptions, and encores, Canadian-born Shannon Lee quickly proves she has the skill and dexterity to make her way around the violin. Her technique is put to the test with the very first track -- Wieniawski's Scherzo-Tarantelle -- one of the composer's most demanding short pieces. Most of the other works on the program are of a similar ilk, favoring the flashy and dazzling; there are a few lyrical numbers, such as Debussy's Beau soir and Carl Engel's Sea-Shell ...

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  1. Scherzo-tarantelle, for violin & piano in G minor, Op. 16
  2. Tambourin Chinois, for violin & piano, Op. 3
  3. Recitativo and Scherzo-Caprice, for solo violin, Op. 6
  4. Beau soir ("Lorsque au soleil couchant les rivières sont roses"), song for voice & piano, L. 84 (6)
  5. Salut d'amour, for violin & piano, Op. 12
  6. Etude for piano in D flat major, Op. 8/10
  7. Scherzo for violin & piano in C minor (third movement of "F-A-E Sonata"), WoO posth. 2
  8. Chaconne for violin & continuo in G minor (spurious)
  9. Sea-Shell for violin & piano
  10. Nocturne for piano No. 20 in C sharp minor, KK IVa/16, CT. 127 (B. 49)
  11. The Flight of the Bumble Bee, musical picture for orchestra (from The Tale of Tsar Saltan)
  12. Grand caprice on Der Erlkönig, for solo violin (after Franz Schubert), Op. 26
  13. La Ronde des Lutins, scherzo fantastique for violin & piano, Op. 25
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Introducing Shannon Lee
2008, Telarc Distribution

UPC: 089408069529

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