Singelee - Opera Fantasies for Violin and Piano Vol.1 | Centaur Records CRC3505

Singelee - Opera Fantasies for Violin and Piano Vol.1


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Label: Centaur Records

Cat No: CRC3505

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Chamber

Release Date: 17th August 2018



This first volume of opera fantasies by Jean-Baptiste Singelée from violinist Thomas Wood and pianist Brian Dykstra include fantasies on The Barber of Seville, Martha, The Flying Dutchman and others.

Belgian composer Jean-Baptiste Singelée, while often remembered for his ground-breaking treatment of the newly developed saxophone, was primarily a violinist who also composed beautiful works for the instrument. Singelée’s time as the violin soloist at the Théâtre Royal de La Monnaie inspired him to compose these fantasies based on popular operas.

Thomas Wood is a Professor of Music at The College of Wooster, where he teaches violin, viola, chamber music, string methods, music history, and literature. He was the first violinist to be awarded the degree Doctor of Musical Arts in Violin Performance from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In addition to his teaching, he is active as a soloist and in recital, and has performed across the United States and Spain.

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