Beriot - Violin Concertos 4, 6 & 7 | Naxos 8573734

Beriot - Violin Concertos 4, 6 & 7

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Label: Naxos

Cat No: 8573734

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Orchestral

Release Date: 10th March 2017

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About

In 1896 The Strad described Charles Auguste de Bériot, whose playing created a sensation in London and Paris, as ‘the founder of the modern Franco-Belgian [violin] school’. His Violin Concertos include plenty of innovative features, such as ricochet bowing, double-stops and harmonics. These techniques and other innovations in formal structure are, however, all in the service of expressive communication and stylish elegance. The romantic Scène de ballet is perhaps Bériot’s best known work, while the Air Varié, Op.5 follows a long tradition of writing variations on popular themes.

Winner of the Montreal International Violin Competition, where she also picked up all the other ‘best performance’ awards, Ayana Tsuji is one of the most exciting young artists to emerge in recent years. This is her highly-anticipated début album for Naxos.

Charles Auguste de Bériot is by no means a household name for most music lovers, but his significance as a composer is something to which the Naxos label has been returning over the years. Writing on Bériot’s Violin Concertos 2, 3, & 5 (8570360), Gramophone considered that “these three works, dating from the 1830s and ’40s, show Bériot successfully integrating showy, Paganini-style flights of fancy into a softer, more elegant idiom,” MusicWeb International adding that “if you have a penchant for fireworks and songful concertos of the Paganinian era then these will come as welcome visitors to your deck.” Violin Concertos 1, 8 & 9 are available on Naxos 8555104.

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