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Violin Showcase

Hungarian Dance No. 1 in G minor
Hungarian Dance No. 2 in D minor
Hungarian Dance No. 3 in F major
Salut d'amour, Op. 12
Fantasia on the G string (after Rossini's 'Mose in Egitto')
Zigeunerweisen, Op. 20
Kuda, Kuda 'Lensky's Aria' (from Eugene Onegin)
Variations on an Original Theme in A major, Op. 15
Williams, John:
Violin fantasy on Fiddler on the Roof

Matthieu Arama (violin) & Aurélien Pontier (piano)
“To be a virtuoso is to not only be able to execute four-octave arpeggios, tenths, or even left-hand pizzicatos, but to transcend these technical parameters, even in the most formidable of passages, in order to relay the most exquisite of emotions” (Arama).
Such is the focus of Violin Showcase, which pays homage to what has been described as the ‘king of instruments’, detailing a selection of works that best symbolise this essential blend of technical prowess and musical depth. From profound lyricism, as exemplified by Wieniawski’s Variations sur un thème original Op.15, to popular traditional music – Joseph Joachim’s transcription of Brahms’s engaging Hungarian Dances and Sarasate’s glittering La Habañera – the release also draws on operatic inspiration (Paganini’s fiendis highly difficult but sublime prayer Dal tuo stellate soglio, played on the G string alone), ending on a more light-hearted note with John Williams’ passionate air from Fiddler on the Roof. Performing these works with gusto and flair is the young French violinist Matthieu Arama, a former pupil of Igor Oistrakh and who has already appeared in many of the world’s leading concert halls. He is joined by pianist Aurélien Pontier for the recording, which was make at Château Fombrauge in Bordeaux – home to the famous St Emilion Grand Cru Classé wine and the name of the 1713 Stradivarius that Arama plays here.

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