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CORIGLIANO: Red Violin Caprices (The) / Violin Sonata / THOMSON, V.: 5 Ladies / Portraits (Quint)

Composer(s)Corigliano, Jr., JohnThomson, Virgil
Artist(s) Wolfram, William, piano • Quint, Philippe, violin
Period(s) 20th CenturyContemporary
Genre Classical Music
Category Chamber MusicInstrumental
Catalogue 8.559364
Label / Series Naxos / American Classics
Quality   320kbps
  Booklet / liner notes available

John Corigliano has revisited his score for the 1997 film The Red Violin several times. In The Red Violin Caprices, content is allied to a technique making strenuous demands on the performer. The pensive Theme is identical in substance to that heard in the earlier Chaconne (Naxos 8.559306), and its five variations range in style from the Paganinian virtuosity of the first, to the restrained ‘folk’ tinge of the third. Corigliano’s Violin Sonata is among his earliest acknowledged works, its final Allegro enhanced by some scintillating instrumental interplay. Coming from a very different musical background, and representing a very different musical aesthetic, Virgil Thomson’s music displays a skilful assimilation of


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CORIGLIANO: Red Violin Caprices (The) / Violin Sonata / THOMSON, V.: 5 Ladies / Portraits (Quint) 1:04:45   
  The Red Violin Caprices          
      Theme 1:35       
      Variation 1 0:45       
      Variation 2 2:10       
      Variation 3 1:21       
      Variation 4 2:34       
      Variation 5 1:08       
  Violin Sonata          
      I. Allegro 2:49       
      II. Andantino 7:11       
      III. Lento 4:59       
      IV. Allegro 8:09       
  3 Portraits (arr. S. Dushkin for violin and piano)          
      No. 1. Barcarolle, A Portrait of Georges Hugnet 1:53       
      No. 2. Tango Lullaby, A Portrait of Mlle. Alvarez de Toledo 2:17       
      No. 3. In a Bird Cage, A Portrait of Lise Deharme 2:02       
  5 Ladies          
      I. Cynthia Kemper, A Fanfare 1:08       
      II. Anne Miracle 1:12       
      III. Alice Toklas 3:03       
      IV. Yvonne de Casa Fuerte 1:43       
      V. Mary Reynolds 1:24       
  8 Portraits for Violin Alone          
      No. 3. Georges Hugnet, Poet and Man of Letters 1:33       
      No. 1. Senorita Juanita de Medina Accompanied by her Mother 2:12       
      No. 2. Madame Marthe-Marthine 2:09       
      No. 4. Miss Gertrude Stein as a Young Girl 1:47       
      No. 5. Cliquet-Pleyel in F 2:22       
      No. 6. Mrs. C[hester] W[hitin] L[asell] 1:46       
      No. 7. Sauguet, from Life 1:14       
      No. 8. Ruth Smallens 4:19       
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