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Sweet Sorrow
Tommaso Antonio Vitali, Fryderyk Chopin, Niccolo Paganini
Sweet Sorrow
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Classical
 
  •  Track Listings (13) - Disc #1


      
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Caution to the Wind
02/11/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Sarah is my favorite violinist and has been for years. I have most of her CD's. Her technical and emotional mastery is nothing short of miraculous for her age. But be aware that five of these pieces appear on two of her previous releases; "Simply Sarah" and "Debut Recital"."
Mesmerizing
celeste lewis | Phoenix, AZ | 05/12/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I first heard this CD at my local music store; & was so mesmerized by the beauty of the performance; that I had to listen to the entire CD. Sarah plays with such great feeling & pathos, it brought tears to my eyes."
Easy listening Chang
klavierspiel | TX, USA | 03/09/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This collection, consisting mostly of reissues, showcases Chang's expressive qualities, with the emphasis being mostly on the slow and dreamy side of her art. One has the feeling that the producers envisioned this disc as background music for a romantic candlelight dinner or some such, and for that purpose it is perfectly sufficient. Chang, of course, is a major violinist and none of the playing here is less than topnotch. As a musical experience for connoisseurs, however, "Sweet Sorrow" has its drawbacks, chief among them being the sameness of mood and tempo. Also, the inclusion of fragments of works such the Vieuxtemps Fifth Concerto and the Tchaikovsky Concerto is musically unsatisfying; the latter is particularly irritating as it leaves the end of the slow movement simply hanging. It may be of some significance that some of the most engaging playing from Chang is heard on the earliest tracks, the Chopin Nocturne and Liszt Consolation, recorded in her child prodigy days; here a genuine love for the music comes through that is somewhat muffled in most of the other selections."