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|Pablo de Sarasate, Rolf Reinhardt, SWR Baden-Baden and Freiburg Symphony Orchestra|
Aaron Rosand Plays Sarasate
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Classical
Aaron Rosand is one of our greatest violinists, whether you know him or not. Listening to him dig into these showpieces, you hear phenomenal facility, tremendous tonal quality and variety, and the musical impulse to make... more »
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Aaron Rosand is one of our greatest violinists, whether you know him or not. Listening to him dig into these showpieces, you hear phenomenal facility, tremendous tonal quality and variety, and the musical impulse to make the lightweight music come alive. It's all quite exciting, especially if you have my taste for these delightful Spanish tidbits, some of the best violin encores ever composed. I'm pleased that this bargain reissue restores the correct name of Eileen Flissler, Rosand's late wife, who appeared under a pseudonym on the original LP issue because Vox didn't want Sarasate played by a female pianist. Figure that one out! --Leslie Gerber
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The definitive recording of Sarasate's works for violin
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Mr. Rosand is the only modern violinist who truly understands the Spanish idiom and communicates it with great sincerity and joy. His playing of Sarasate's works for violin is marked by "duende" - that inexplicable possesion of a great artist by the ancient spirit of Spain, its history, and its people. Listen carefully to Mr. Rosand's loving and unhurried phrasing, his unerring sense of the Spanish dance rhythm, and to his signature tone and style. No other living violinist plays this way anymore. And no other violinst has recorded these works as well as Mr. Rosand. This is a "must have" recording for anyone who loves the violin. Sarasate may be long gone, but thank God we still have Mr. Rosand and this recording with us!"
Hiram Gomez Pardo | Valencia, Venezuela | 06/24/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Rosand is a superb musician. He's a honest , convinced and meticulously artist.
I could watch his craft twice in Caracas in 1978 and 1980 and I saw in Paganini No. 1 and Sibelius . I must confess his presence is very far to be arrogant; and gifted with charisma.
His Sarasate reading is overwhelming. He knows how to get the perfect balance in every little piece. His Gipsy airs with Fodor version are the best in the market . The golden pieces are the Basque caprice , Navarra , Zapateao and Malagueña.
Acquire this album because despite the miniathurist composer who Sarasate was, the rapture feeling given by Rosand deserves for you the effort.
You'll be amazed if you still haven't had the chance to listen this great artist."
Rosand, the Supreme Sarasate Interpreter
CJV | Illinois | 02/25/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I purchased this CD after doing a little homework on Aaron Rosand. Also, I listened to some of the CD sound clips to get an idea of the performance, granted it was through computer speakers. Sarasate is a difficult composer for violinists to master; hence the research before the purchase. Rosand plays exquisitely. He is masterful and gets everything right; no missing notes or sloppy articulation; There is a caveat; during my first listen to the CD, I kept looking at my speakers wondering why isn't the sound evenly distributed during the dance pieces. It dawned on me; it's because the violin is placed in the left speaker side and the piano in the right; a method some recording studios used in the 1970's. Don't let this deter you, it still sounds very good, I believe this CD is best performance available for Sarasate on the market. It is without a doubt the Gold Standard. Rosand's 1741 Guarnerius del Gesu violin soars with such unbelievable power and tone, it's mesmerizing. This CD stretches the limits of what can be done on a violin. As for the less than happy reviewers mentioned here; never mind them, they lack true violin artistry."