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ClassicsOnline Home » SARASATE, P. de: Violin and Piano Music, Vol. 1 (Tianwa Yang, Hadulla)
Among the great virtuoso violinists of his generation, Pablo Sarasate not only inspired concertos and other works for solo violin from leading contemporary composers, but demonstrated his incredible skill in a series of compositions based on dances from his native Spain. This recording is devoted principally to works of this kind, in which he made full use of his own incomparable technical command of the instrument. In 2004 the violinist Tianwa Yang was awarded the prize of Best Young Violinist in China by Seiji Ozawa.
By Giv Cornfield
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By Stephen Chin
All charm and no harm. Sarasate never wanted to write extended serious works and produced many gems working within the Romantic Spanish idiom. The dances on this disk are perhaps his most loved and feted. Perhaps the extended Balada steps more into the slightly serious realm and this is a welcome work as many other compilations omit it. The real star, however, is Tianwa Yang who plays with an almost superhuman command of every pyrotechnical flourish. There certainly is not the slightest hint of struggle from this violinist who recorded all the Paganini Caprices when just thirteen years of age. Each track simply abounds with taste, flair and a refined humanity that makes this most generous anthology compelling listening.
By Anthony Clarke
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