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Tessa Lark
BBT Fellowship 2018

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Tessa Lark The Stradgrass Sessions

Tessa Lark violin
Jon Batiste piano
Michael Cleveland fiiddle
Sierra Hull mandolin
Edgar Meyer double bass

The Stradgrass Sessions

Tessa Lark Jig and Pop (Lark)
Sierra Hull Chasin’ Skies (Hull)
Tessa Lark Le Soka – Cheese in the Wine (Lark)
Edgar Meyer Concerto Duo for Violin and Bass – movements 1 and 4 (Lark/Meyer)
Eugène Ysaÿe Sonata for Solo Violin no.5 in G major, Op.27
Tessa Lark Hysedelje (Lark)
Béla Bartók 44 Duets for Two Violins, Sz 98 – Nos 35, 39 and 43 (Lark/Hull)
Michael Cleveland Lazy Katie (Lark/Cleveland)
John Corigliano STOMP (Lark) premiere recording
Stephen Foster Meditation on ‘My Old Kentucky Home’ (Lark/Batiste)

First Hand Records FHR100 |


Long-awaited and finally released on 5 May on First Hand Records, violinist Tessa Lark’s The Stradgrass Sessions brings together luminaries of the bluegrass world to duet with Tessa. Bridging the classical and bluegrass worlds in scintillating style, the folk tradition behind such classical composers as Ysaÿe and Bartók meets the American tradition of bluegrass with Sierra Hull on mandolin; Edgar Meyer on bass; Michael Cleveland on fiddle and Jon Batiste on piano. This music is infectious!

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Tessa Lark

Tessa Lark violin
Amy Yang piano *


Telemann Fantasies Nos 1 in B-flat, 4 in D & 5 in A
Schubert Fantasie in C Major, D. 934 *
Tessa Lark Appalachian Fantasy
Kreisler Viennese Rhapsodic Fantasietta *
Ravel Tzigane *

First Hand Records FHR86 |

For her debut recital album on First Hand Records, violinist Tessa Lark plays solo Telemann and her own Appalachian Fantasy and is joined by pianist Amy Yang on a CD devoted to the Fantasy over 300 years. Three of Telemann’s Fantasies are interspersed by works from the classical, romantic and modern eras – Schubert, Kreisler and Ravel – and there’s a nice link from the Schubert (by way of a shared theme) to Tessa’s own Appalachian Fantasy, here receiving its world premiere recording.

Listen to Tessa’s Thoroughly Good Classical Music Podcast with Jon Jacob here

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