Virtuoso Pieces

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Label: GRAMOLA
Catalog: GRAM99194
Format: COMPACT DISC

Christian, Thomas; Ensemble VioLissymo

During his lifetime, Viennese violinist and composer Joseph Mayseder received numerous awards, including his appointment as Imperial Chamber Virtuoso in 1835, his becoming named an honorary member of the Pesth-Ofener Musikverein, Santa Cecilia in Rome and the Styrian Musikverein in 1839, in 1852 of the Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde in Vienna, and in 1862 he was awarded the Knight’s Cross of the Franz Joseph Order. Nevertheless Mayseder is today considered an insider tip, his works are continually being published as world premiere recordings by violinist Raimund Lissy, member of the Vienna Philharmonic. Volume 5 of this series contains the Great Concert Piece No. 1, the Variations Op. 25 and Op. 40, the Potpourri-Variations Op. 27, the Polonaise No. 3 and the Duo Op. 31. Raimund Lissy is joined by the ensemble Violissimo consisting of Thomas Christian and Lara resp. Luka Kusztrich, violins, Robert Bauerstatter, Viola and Susanne Lehner, cello.

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