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Release Date: Saturday 29 December 2007
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"Sarasate's Concert Fantasies on operas by Rossini, Hérold , Verdi and Flotow may not be quite as imaginative as Liszt's, but they still offer many entertaining moments in these sparkling accounts." (BBC Music)
One of the great violinists of his generation, Pablo Sarasate not only inspired concertos and other works for solo violin from the leading composers of his time, but himself contributed to violin repertoire, not least in his operatic fantasies, many of which have suffered neglect since his death. In 2004 the violinist Tianwa Yang was awarded the 'Star of Tomorrow' prize of the Volkswagenstiftung (China) from Seiji Ozawa.
"Each piece is beautifully characterized and played with great polish and confidence... Reviewing brings a lot of surprises. You can't just fall back on big names or favorite recordings. Wonderful new recordings are still made, and this is one of them." -American Record Guide on Volume 1 of the series (Naxos 8.557767)
Homenaje a Rossini, Op. 2
Souvenir de Domont, Op. 8
Concert Fantasie on Martha, Op. 19
Gavota de Mignon, Op. 16
Melodie roumaine, Op. 47
Mosaique de Zampa, Op. 15
Moscovienne, Op. 12
Concert fantasie on La forza del destino, Op. 1