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OPERA FANTASIES FOR VIOLIN

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Period(s) 20th CenturyContemporaryRomantic
Genre Classical Music
Category Chamber Music
Catalogue 8.570202
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The operatic fantasy, as a vehicle for the display of virtuosity, came into its own in the 19th century, notably with the ‘demon violinist’ Paganini, whose variations on Rossini’s I Palpiti are included here. Later and contemporary composers and musicians have continued the practice of taking themes from operas and presenting them in ever more virtuosic guise. They include Stefan Frenkel whose technically very demanding arrangements of songs from Kurt Weill’s The Threepenny Opera provide a dazzling showpiece in the nineteenth-century virtuoso tradition of Paganini and Liszt. The haunting Desde mi ventana (From my window) from Osvaldo Golijov’s fusion opera Aimnadamar (Fountain of Tears) is heard in an

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OPERA FANTASIES FOR VIOLIN 1:06:16   
  Fantaisie brillante on Bizet's Carmen, Op. 3, No. 3 8:14       
  3 Duos on themes from Wagner's operas, Op. 63: No. 3. Lohengrin 9:12       
  Mavra: Russian Maiden's Song, "Parasha's Aria" (arr. S. Dushkin for violin and piano) 3:15       
  Ainadamar: Desde mi ventana (From My Window) (arr. for 2 violins and piano) 7:41       
  7 Stucke nach der Dreigroschenoper: No. 1. Moritat vom Mackie Messer 3:01       
  Fantasy Extract on Themes from R. Strauss' Der Rosenkavalier 15:56       
  Introduction and Variations on Di tanti palpiti from Rossini's Tancredi, Op. 13, MS 77, "I palpiti" 11:00       
  Les pecheurs de perles (The Pearl Fishers), Act I: Au fond du temple saint (arr. for violin, viola and piano) 5:08       
  Le roi d'Ys, Act III: Vainement, ma bien-aimiee, "Aubade" (arr. J. Szigeti for violin) 2:49       
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