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Oscar Shumsky - Eugene Ysaye: Six Sonatas for Solo Violin (1986)

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Oscar Shumsky - Eugene Ysaye: Six Sonatas for Solo Violin (1986)

Oscar Shumsky - Eugène Ysaÿe: Six Sonatas for Solo Violin (1986)
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Classical, Chamber Music | Label: Nimbus Records | # NI 5039 | Time: 01:01:46

Eugène Ysaÿe's Opus 27 Sonatas are incredible, unjustly neglected pieces from the canon of major works for solo violin. They demand transcendental virtuosity to bring them off, and a magician of Oscar Shumsky's calibre to breathe life into their bones. Each sonata has a clear identity, reflecting Ysaÿe's success in defining the musical characteristics of the several friends and dedicatees - Szigeti, Thibaud, Kreisler, Enesco, Crickboom and Quiroga. Shumsky uses his own powerful personality to enrich these performances, unmistakeably demonstrating his kinship with these great artists of the past, and produces an absorbtion with his task that is only rarely achieved in the recording studio.

Oscar Shumsky, RSNO, Neeme Jarvi - Alexander Glazunov: The Seasons, Op. 67; Violin Concerto, Op. 82 (1988) [Re-Up]

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Oscar Shumsky, RSNO, Neeme Jarvi - Alexander Glazunov: The Seasons, Op. 67; Violin Concerto, Op. 82 (1988) [Re-Up]

Alexander Glazunov: The Seasons, Op. 67; Violin Concerto, Op. 82 (1988)
Oscar Shumsky, violin; Royal Scottish National Orchestra, conducted by Neeme Järvi

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Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos | # CHAN 8596 | Time: 00:56:32

There are many different musical "Seasons" aside from Vivaldi's, and next to Haydn's oratorio of the same name, this is probably the most famous example. The complete ballet is of modest length–only 40 minutes or so–and the autumn "Bacchanal" contains what is probably the catchiest tune that Glazunov ever wrote. You'll probably think that you've heard it before, but can't quite figure out where. Neeme Jarvi is always at his best in big, splashy Romantic pieces, and this performance is no exception. He whips the orchestra up to a fine frenzy where necessary, and given Chandos's fine sound and a sensible coupling, you're in for some good listening.