Hagai Shaham / Arnon Erez - Grieg: The Violin Sonatas album download
There have been few recordings of all three of Grieg's beguiling violin sonatas, and with the exception of the sublime Augustin Dumay/Maria-João Pires recording, most of them have been negligible. There have been still fewer recordings of arrangements of his charming piano miniatures by Joseph Achron and nearly all of them have been negligible. Shaham is a fine player with an admirable technique and a tight but sweet tone and Erez is a sympathetic accompanist with a deft technique and full but reserved tone, but neither of them have any idea what to do with Grieg's violin sonatas. Grieg's melodies, so redolent of Norwegian folk songs, sound deracinated.
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Arnon Erez, Bloch, Hagai Shaham. Label : Hyperion Format : Ape Cover : Yes. Tracklist : Ernest Bloch Violin Sonata No. 1 Violin Sonata No. 2 ‘Poème mystique’ Melody for violin & piano Nuit exotique Abodah. Hagai Shaham (violin) & Arnon Erez (piano).
Recording Supervisor – Eric Wen. Violin – Hagai Shaham. On back cover: Notes en Français + mit deutschem Kommentar Duration 78'03 Leó Weiner (1885-1960) 'Jerusalem Music Centre' logo Front illustration: The Solitary Cedar (1907) by Tivador Csontvary Kosztka (1853-1919) Csontvary Museum, Pecs, Hungary, The Bridgeman Art Library, London Made in England Hyperion Records Limited - London - England.
Hagai Shaham and Arnon Erez give in this CD a fascinating, almost breath-taking performance of Grieg's violin sonatas, which beautifully demonstrates both Grieg's, and Shaham's and Erez's amazing abilities to touch the heart. As pleasant and very satisfying are also the miniatures, transcribed for the violin by Joseph Achron. The CD production is of a very high quality. The sleeve notes are well arranged, detailed and provide a broad background.
Violinist Hagai Shaham and pianist Arnon Erez execute the sonatas with tremendous energy and passion, though they seem happier with the lighter fare and more attuned to Bloch's sweetness than his savagery. Hagai Shaham, Arnon Erez - Bloch: Violin Sonatas (2005). Track List: 01-03 - Violin Sonata No. 1 04-07 - Violin Sonata No. 2 (Poeme mystique) 08 - Melodie 09 - Nuit exotique 10 - Abodah. Performers: Hagai Shaham - violin Arnon Erez - piano. EAC Log. Exact Audio Copy V. 9 prebeta 5 from 4. May 2009. EAC extraction logfile from 22. September 2009, 23:34.
|Sonata for violin & piano No. 1 in F major, Op. 8|
|1||Allegro con brio||Arnon Erez / Hagai Shaham||8:49|
|2||Allegretto quasi andantino||Arnon Erez / Hagai Shaham||5:09|
|3||Allegro molto vivace||Arnon Erez / Hagai Shaham||6:34|
|Sonata for violin & piano No. 2 in G major, Op. 13|
|4||Lento doloroso - Allegro vivace||Arnon Erez / Hagai Shaham||8:54|
|5||Allegretto tranquillo||Arnon Erez / Hagai Shaham||5:57|
|6||Allegro animato||Arnon Erez / Hagai Shaham||5:29|
|Sonata for violin & piano No. 3 in C minor, Op. 45|
|7||Allegro molto ed appassionato||Arnon Erez / Hagai Shaham||9:12|
|8||Allegretto espressivo alla Romanza||Arnon Erez / Hagai Shaham||6:36|
|9||Allegro animato - Prestissimo||Arnon Erez / Hagai Shaham||7:28|
|10||In der Heimat (In My Homeland), lyric piece for piano, Op. 43/3||Arnon Erez / Hagai Shaham||2:18|
|11||Småtrold (Puck), lyric piece for piano, Op. 71/3||Arnon Erez / Hagai Shaham||1:45|
|12||Einsamer Wanderer (Solitary Wanderer), lyric piece for piano, Op. 43/2||Arnon Erez / Hagai Shaham||1:50|
|13||Scherzo-Impromptu for piano (Stimmungen No. 2), Op. 73/2||Arnon Erez / Hagai Shaham||2:38|
|14||Bedstemors menuet (Grandmother's Minuet), lyric piece for piano, Op. 68/2||Arnon Erez / Hagai Shaham||1:56|
|15||Jølstring (Dance from Jölster), for piano in D minor, Op. 17/5||Arnon Erez / Hagai Shaham||1:37|
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