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Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg - It Ain't Necessarily So
Claude Debussy, George Gershwin, Camille Saint-Saens
Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg - It Ain't Necessarily So
Genres: Pop, Classical
  •  Track Listings (18) - Disc #1


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Salerno-Sonnenberg: Adroit and Emotional
(5 out of 5 stars)

"What separates Salerno-Sonnenberg from other violinists is the pure emotion conveyed in her music. The power, sorrow or joy she expresses at any given moment is almost palpable. In fact, I remember listening to the first track on It Ain't Necessarily So and literally getting goosbumps. It's a stunning Kreisler piece that steadily builds in strength and tempo. Sonnenberg capitalizes on these elements, offering an unforgettable delivery. Many of the tracks on the album emit such raw energy -- It Ain't Necessarily so is not an album that will put one to sleep. Beyond strength, what makes this album worthwhile is the diverse selection of music. Of course Salerno-Sonnenberg interprets Kreisler, but she also plays Gershwin, Kroll, Schubert and even the jazz of Scott Joplin. The one complaint I have about this album is the sonics. For such a great musician, I think EMI could have recorded a little bit more dynamically. But don't let this keep you from owning the album. It's a truly great one."
Soul Quenching Expression
Damian P. Gadal | Santa Barbara, CA USA | 10/11/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Making great music lies in the ability to express things words can't, to touch the soul, capture the moment and move the heart.It takes a great artist to perform great music!Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg is such an artist and this release is one of her many gifts to the music loving world!"
Fire and Passion!
Darren Burton | Ogden, Utah United States | 11/14/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Check out Track #5 - Liebesieid - for a small sampling of the tremendous emotional pull of Nadja's playing. I have several CDs of Itzhak Perman, and Anne-Sophie Mutter, but no violinist matches Nadja's gift of making each piece her own - you know that she truely feels the music - it flows through her - and it isn't just a dry technical playing of the piece."