Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Johannes Brahms, Joseph Joachim, Hugh Sung|
Brahms: 2 Violin Sonatas; 21 Hungarian Dances; Joachim: Romance in B Flat
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Classical
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teva_man | United States | 08/29/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Aaron Rosand is the last great so-called "romantic violinist" among us, at least of the large-scale virtuosi. This was one of the few recordings of his that I had not yet heard until recently, and I can easily say it's one of my favorites. His phrasing, perfect intonation, and large tone are especially well suited to the Brahms Sonatas and Hungarian Dances. I can unabashedly say that if Brahms knew Rosand, the Sonatas could easily have all been written for him. The tempi are usually on the slower side, (not my personal preference) but meticulous care is given to each and every phrase. The Brahms Sonatas are all about music making, not technical exhibits, and Rosand's readings are easily among the best. Disc #2 is almost like a large encore, with the Hungarian Dances (transcribed by Joachim.) The most popular of the Dances (#1,2,5,7, etc.) get nice readings, and the lesser-known/performed ones are also quite welcoming. Hugh Sung, pianist, is very much Rosand's musical equal; I'd also recommend the "My Legacy" disc, where Sung accompanies Rosand playing Polish showpieces by Szymanowski, Chopin, and Wieniawski (both discs were recorded around the same time.)"
A human Brahms!
Hiram Gomez Pardo | Valencia, Venezuela | 08/11/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Aaron Rosand is one of the supreme exponents of the vibrato in the violin. Its sound; radiant tune and bright coloratura are truly admirable, fitting accurately for his almost rarely performed repertoire.
Rosand decided to adventure himself by pages of unknown scores (How many violinists of the actual generation dare of bet for performing Rimski Korsakov' s Violin Concerto or Sibelius' Six Humoresques, for instance?)
He faced this challenge without losing the perspective of the classic repertoire. Loyal to his personal convictions, he likes to emphasize the cantabile lines hovered by Romantic ambiance.
His role as artist shares as master pedagogue, and his notable contribution for the diffusion of so many neglected and overlooked works for violin has been notably recognized all over the world.
Besides, his warmth temperament, good spirit and gentle charm support a first-order charisma that makes him to be gently reminded in all the stages where he has made his appearance.
Don't miss this album.