Violin Miniatures | RecArt RA0028

Violin Miniatures


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Label: RecArt

Cat No: RA0028

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 2

Genre: Chamber

Release Date: 1st November 2019



The album "Violin Miniatures" contains 17 musical pictures being a result of a long-time cooperation between Marcin Ostrowski and the pianist Katarzyna Kaczorowska. The subject of instrumental miniatures, interpretation of which is at the heart of the violinist’s artistic interests, is the common ground for the two discs.

The stylistic diversity of the first half of the twentieth century, which is the subject of the artist's PhD dissertation, was the criterion for choosing the repertoire for CD 1. Amongst eleven presented works, one can find a wide range of compositions, from the world hits from the borderline of classical and popular music to an avant-garde experiments with form and sound.

CD 2 contains the previous recordings made by Marcin Ostrowski, which present a musical journey through the era of violin virtuoso works. Prelude and Allegro transports the listener into the classicism when Giovanni Battista Viotti's pupil - Gaetano Pugnani was ravishing the audience with his violin playing at salon concerts. Fritz Kreisler imitated the style of the Italian master so faithfully, that for 25 years, between 1910 and 1935, this composition was considered to be the original work of Pugnani. The next stop of this journey is nineteenth-century France. In Scène de Ballet, Charles-Auguste de Bériot reveals the scene of the French ballet and captivates the richness of the melody. It is worth noticing that this famous creator of the Franco-Belgian violin school educated such great virtuosi as Henri Vieuxtemps and Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst.

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