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Schubert - Music for Violin II

Composer Franz Schubert
Performer Ariadne Daskalakis
Paolo Giacometti
Period Classical
Catalogue Number BIS-2373 SACD
EAN 7318599923734
Format SACD Hybrid

This hybrid disc plays on both CD and SACD players
SACD Surround - SACD Stereo - CD Stereo

Release date Dec 2020
Total time 70'32


The extant music for violin by Franz Schubert fits comfortably on two discs, and Ariadne Daskalakis released the first disc of her survey in 2019, to critical acclaim. The disc included works for violin and piano as well as three pieces with orchestral accompaniment, in performances described in The Strad as having &&&‘a litheness and shimmering delight that capture the music’s innate charm and dance-like vivacity with a beguiling sureness of touch.’

The second instalment focuses on the chamber music with piano, and once again Daskalakis is joined by Paolo Giacometti, playing a fortepiano by Salvatore Lagrassa. The instrument, of the Viennese school, was built ca 1815 and is thus almost exactly contemporary with the sonatas recorded here, the ones in D major and A minor dating from 1816 and the Sonata in A major from the following year. Schubert, who was around 20 years old at the time, had learned the violin from an early age, but the sonatas were probably intended for his older brother Ferdinand, who led the family string quartet in which Franz played the viola. The disc opens with a later work, however – the so-called Rondeau brilliant, from 1826. As the nickname indicates, the B minor Rondo is virtuosic, composed for Josef Slavík who before his early death was hailed as Paganini’s successor by the Viennese critics. In her liner notes, Ariadne Daskalakis describes the piece as ‘in turn dramatic, playful, gentle, seductive and wild’ and together with Paolo Giacometti she brings out each of these aspects.
 
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  Franz Schubert
  Rondo in B minor, Op. 70 / D 895
01 ‘Rondeau brillant’ 14'28
 
  Sonata in D major, Op. posth. 137/1 / D 384 12'05
02 I. Allegro molto 3'56
03 II. Andante 3'58
04 III. Allegro vivace 4'11
 
  Sonata in A minor, Op. posth. 137/2 / D 385 21'50
05 I. Allegro moderato 8'41
06 II. Andante 6'32
07 III. Menuetto. Allegro 2'10
08 IV. Allegro 4'27
 
  Sonata in A major, Op. posth. 162 / D 574 'Grand Duo' 22'03
09 I. Allegro moderato 8'53
10 II. Scherzo. Presto 4'00
11 III. Andantino 3'33
12 IV. Allegro vivace 5'37
 
  Album total 70'32
ViolinDaskalakis, Ariadne
FortepianoGiacometti, Paolo
ComposerSchubert, Franz

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