Sauret: 24 Études Caprices, Vol. 4

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Label: NCL
Catalog: 8574159
Format: COMPACT DISC

Rashidova, Nazrin

The final volume of the 24 Etudes-Caprices by the internationally renowned virtuoso Emile Sauret, crowns one of the most impressive but seldom performed bodies of solo violin writing in the entire canon. In the last five Etudes, once again played by Nazrin Rashidova on Sauret’s own Stradivarius violin, the full range of his art can be heard, from double and triple stopping, to registral leaps, chordal and staccato techniques and exercises for absolute control of the bow. Of Volume 3 The Strad wrote: “Rashidova plays superbly.” The Azerbaijani-born British violin virtuoso, soloist, recitalist, chamber musician and orchestral director Nazrin Rashidova made her solo debut at the age of three in Baku, and was awarded a Gold Medal by the Cairo Opera House for an exceptional violin recital three years later. Rashidova’s recordings for Naxos – works for violin and piano by Godowsky (8.573058) and Moszkowski (8.573410) – were acclaimed by The Strad and Gramophone magazines. Rashidova is pursuing a PhD at the Royal Academy of Music, where her research explores Émile Sauret and his 24 Études-Caprices. Her world premiere recording series of these works comprises four volumes.

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