Sarah Chang - Symply Sarah (APE)
Sarah Chang - Symply Sarah (APE)

Performar: Charles Abramovic, Sarah Chang
Audio CD
SPARS Code: DDD
Number of Discs: 1
Format: APE (image+cue)
Label: EMI Classics
Size: 231 MB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: no

# La Ronde des Lutins, scherzo fantastique for violin & piano, Op 25
Composed by Antonio Bazzini
with Charles Abramovic, Sarah Chang

# Cantabile, for violin & piano (or guitar) in D major, (MS 109)
Composed by Niccolo Paganini
with Charles Abramovic, Sarah Chang

# Introduction and Tarantella, for violin & orchestra, Op 43
Composed by Pablo de Sarasate
with Charles Abramovic, Sarah Chang

# Valse-scherzo, for violin & orchestra (or violin & piano) in C major, Op. 34
Composed by Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky
with Charles Abramovic, Sarah Chang

# Berceuse, for violin & piano (or orchestra) in D major, Op. 16
Composed by Gabriel Faure
with Charles Abramovic, Sarah Chang

# Hora Staccato for violin & piano (or orchestra)
Composed by Grigoras Dinicu
with Charles Abramovic, Sarah Chang

# Romeo and Juliet, Suite No. 1 for orchestra, Op. 64 bis Masks
Composed by Sergey Prokofiev
with Charles Abramovic, Sarah Chang

# Sonata for violin & guitar in E minor, Op. 3/6, MS 27/6
Composed by Niccolo Paganini
with Charles Abramovic, Sarah Chang

# Auf Flügeln des Gesanges (On Wings of Song), song for voice & piano, Op. 34/2
Composed by Felix Mendelssohn
with Charles Abramovic, Sarah Chang

# Scherzo for violin & piano in C minor (third movement of “F-A-E Sonata”), WoO posth. 2
Composed by Johannes Brahms
with Charles Abramovic, Sarah Chang

# Dance of the Blessed Spirits (Melody), various arrangements (from “Orfeo ed Euridice”)
Composed by Christoph Willibald Gluck
with Charles Abramovic, Sarah Chang

# Banjo and Fiddle for violin & piano
Composed by William Kroll
with Charles Abramovic, Sarah Chang

# Belshazzar’s Feast (Belsazars gästabud), suite for orchestra (or piano), Op. 51 Nocturne
Composed by Jean Sibelius
with Charles Abramovic, Sarah Chang

# Spanish Dances: Playera y zapateado, for violin & piano, Op 23
Composed by Pablo de Sarasate
with Charles Abramovic, Sarah Chang

Fantastic! Most Thrilling!

This album features mainly bravura showpieces and lyrical pieces. In the showpieces, Sarah Chang’s virtuosity is second to none. Her flawless, electrifying accounts of Bazzini’s Dance of the Goblins, Sarasate’s Tarantella and Zapateado, etc., are very likely the best ever. In contrast to the dazzlers, she makes listeners realize her remarkable versatility when she sings most winsomely in the lyrical pieces, with a spellbinding tone. Two seldom recorded pieces, Mendelssohn’s On Wings of Song and Sibelius’s Nocturne, are simply mesmerizing.
In conclusion, this disc contains many familiar encore pieces as well as some lesser-known ones. Miss Chang breathes invigorating new air into the well-known pieces, and makes obscure pieces sound equally compelling. Every track on this CD is a gem. Sarah Chang demonstrates (as usual) her peerless, stupefying technical mastery, which is well blended with her marvelous tone and mature musicianship. IMHO, this is probably Miss Chang’s finest disc so far. A CD to treasure!

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