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|H. Wieniawski, Marat Bisengaliev, John Lenehan|
Wieniawski: Violin Showpieces
The violin showpieces of Wieniawski still turn up sometimes as encores, but there are few discs devoted entirely to them. They're fun. Wieniawski (1835-1880) must have been a brilliant violinist to write so well for the... more »
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The violin showpieces of Wieniawski still turn up sometimes as encores, but there are few discs devoted entirely to them. They're fun. Wieniawski (1835-1880) must have been a brilliant violinist to write so well for the instrument, and he came up with some very catchy tunes and never pushed them too far. Marat Bisengaliev, who comes from Kazakhstan, is a very elegant violinist with a seamless technique. He plays these pieces for their musical value instead of showing off his zippy fingers. Since some of these works were meant for showing off, though, this lovely disc isn't the ultimate Wieniawski collection, but it will do until that is recorded. --Leslie Gerber
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Bisengaliev plays Wieniawski Superably!!!!!!
CJV | Illinois | 03/03/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I think the previous reviewer is crazy as a three legged rat; these performances are Awesome!!! These pieces encompass some of the most difficult violin scores to master, but Bisengaliev tears through them like a Sunday Stroll through the park. His performance is First Rate! If you enjoy Paganini, Joachim, and Sarasate, then Wieniawski should be included in your collection. If you hadn't noticed Wien. was Polish, therefore most of these pieces are Folksy Dances. They are the Chopin equivalent of the Violin, unbelievably virtuoso music. Wieniawski has his own style and uses ricochet bowing, double stops, harmonics, and a few other tricks. If you enjoy 19th Century Virtuoso Violin, you will not be disappointed with this CD!"