On Paganini's Trail …
Format: COMPACT DISC
During the mid-19th Century there was a debate as to who would in effect be the next Paganini. This album includes works by some of the major contenders, as well as Edson Scheid's own arrangement of Mozart's Rondo from Duo in G Major for violin and viola, KV 423. Edson Scheid has been praised for his “polished playing” (The Strad), for being “more than equipped to deal with the virtuosic challenges” (Seen and Heard International), for being "clearly gifted" (The New York Times), and "both musically and technically one of the most assured and accomplished of today’s younger period violinists" (The Boston Musical Intelligencer). His performance of Strauss’s song Morgen at Carnegie Hall alongside Joyce DiDonato and Il Pomo d'Oro was described as follows: “The concertmaster, Edson Scheid, proved a worthy foil as violin soloist” (The New York Times). A native of Brazil, Edson Scheid is based in New York City and frequently performs with such ensembles as Les Arts Florissants (France), Il Pomo d'Oro (Italy), the Trinity Baroque Orchestra, Juilliard415, NOVUS NY, New York Baroque Incorporated, the Aston Magna Music Festival, the Clarion Orchestra, and the American Baroque Orchestra, an ensemble for which he serves as concertmaster.