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Violin and Guitar Recital: Chen, Yi / Hannibal, Lars - MASSENET, J. / KREISLER, F. / HANDEL, G.F. / SCHUBERT, F. / MOZART, W.A. (Melodies)

Artist(s) Hannibal, Lars, guitar • Chen, Yi, violin
Period(s) 20th CenturyBaroque (1600-1750)Classical (1750-1830)Romantic
Genre Classical Music
Category Chamber Music
Catalogue 6.220602
Label OUR Recordings
Quality   320kbps
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Review By Steve Marsh,Classical Guitar Magazine,November 2010

If ever a performer had that indefinable quality we tend to call ‘charisma’, Chinese violinist Chen Yi oozes it throughout this programme of some of the most beautiful melodies ever written down. This is not to demean the very accomplished accompaniment of Lars Hannibal in any way, but the arrangements put Yi firmly at the foreground for the majority of this recital and it is her performance one remembers long after the disc has finished.


Review By Kenneth Keaton,American Record Guide,July 2010

In the past, a release like this might be presented as encores, but maybe just calling it Melodies does the trick. Let’s see, what do we have? Handel’s ‘Largo’ from Xerxes, Schubert’s ‘Ave Maria’, the ‘Meditation’ from Thais, the ‘Entracte’ from Carmen, some Kreisler, some Grieg Lyric Pieces, Satie’s ‘Gymnopedies’—17 in all.

I might be tempted to brush this off as a high-calorie bon-bon collection, but I have to say I was captivated. The sound is a bit too reverberant, but the playing is just so loving and luscious!



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