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Label: Ars Produktion
Catalog: ARS38646

Guo, Yuhao; Guo, Linda

This CD brings together works by three outstanding composers of the 19th and 20th centuries, each of whom interprets the connection between violin and piano in a unique compositional way. The Violin Sonata Op. 18 by Richard Strauss transports you into a world of melodic beauty and harmonic unity between the two instruments. Strauss, known for his symphonic poems and operas, shows here his masterly ability to combine the virtuosity of the violin with pianistic brilliance. Clara Schumann's Three Romances for Violin and Piano Op. 22 reveal a tender and expressive connection between the instruments. A remarkable pianist and composer of the 19th century, Clara Schumann here demonstrates her masterful ability to bring the violin and piano together in an intimate union. The Myths Op. 30 by the Polish composer Karol Szymanowski unfold as fascinating musical tales from Greek mythology. Here the violin becomes the storyteller, while the piano sensitively accompanies the dramatic and expressive aspects of the myths. The two instruments blend into a mysterious and colourful overall sound. In each of these compositions it becomes clear how both instruments together unfold an extraordinary expressive power. Whether it is melodic beauty, tender expressions or dramatic narratives, these works show the timeless fascination and unique connection between violin and piano.

Price: $32.98