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Evocation – Violin Works by Paul Ben-Haim

Paul Ben-Haim
Evocation (Yizkor) for violin and orchestra (1942)
Three Songs without Words for violin and piano (1951)
Violin Concerto (1960)
Three Studies for solo violin (1981)
Berceuse Sfaradite for violin and piano (1945)
Toccata from Five Pieces for Piano Op 34
(arranged for violin and orchestra by Moshe Zorman)

Itamar Zorman violin
Amy Yang piano
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Philippe Bach conductor

BIS SACD-2398 |

Inspired by his long-held passion for the music of Paul Ben-Haim, Itamar Zorman has used some of his Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award 2014 to record his debut CD for BIS, chronologically tracing Ben-Haim’s change of style having settled in Israel before the Second World War, incorporating melodies he heard around him in his new homeland.  Together with pianist Amy Wang and the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Zorman includes some pieces never commercially recorded before.

Watch the BBT film about Itamar and Paul Ben-Haim >>

Diyang Mei – Demonstration Recordings

J S Bach
Prelude & Fugue from Solo Cello Suite No 5 BWV 1011 (for solo viola)
Märchenbilder Op 113

Diyang Mei viola
Chiyan Wong piano (Schumann)

With part of his Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship 2018, violist Diyang Mei has made two demonstration recordings and videos with Simon Weir of Classical Media. As a contrast to the viola transcription of Bach’s Solo Cello Suite No 5 BWV 1011, from which we hear the Prelude and Fugue, Diyang, joined by pianist Chiyan Wong, plays Schumann’s darkly romantic Märchenbilder Op 113.

Home – Schumann Piano Concerto & Kinderszenen

Gloria Campaner piano
Orchestra Filarmonica della Fenice Venezia
John Axelrod conductor

Schumann Piano Concerto in A minor Op 54
Schumann Kinderszenen Op 15

5054197032578 | Warner Classics Italy
Release date: 23 November 2018

“This album tells in a way a story of my life, my dreams, my childhood scenes set in the place where I was born and where I grew up.”

For Venetian pianist Gloria Campaner, Schumann has been a lifelong passion. Kinderszenen was the first piano cycle she learned as a child and the Piano Concerto was a performance she heard many times at the Gran Teatro la Fenice with her parents. To perform and record these masterworks at the same theatre, with the Filarmonica della Fenice Venezia conducted by her friend John Axelrod, is not only a poignant rediscovery of childhood, but also an evocation of all that is home for her.

With this CD Gloria will also be raising funds for a children’s charity in Italy (one of the many she actively supports).

Beethoven Complete String Quartets

Quaretto di Cremona
Ludwig van Beethoven Complete String Quartets and String Quintet Op 29
Lawrence Dutton viola (Emerson String Quartet)*

Vol 1 Opp 18/6 • 95 • 135
Vol 2 Opp 59/2 • 127
Vol 3 Opp 18/4 • 133 • 59/1
Vol 4 Opp 18/1 • 131
Vol 5 Opp 29* • 132
Vol 6 Opp 18/5 • 130
Vol 7 Opp 18/2 • 59/3
Vol 8 Opp 18/3 • 74

Audite 21454 |

Originally released in eight volumes from 2013, the Quartetto di Cremona’s acclaimed Beethoven string quartet cylce is now available in an Audite box set, supported by the Borletti-Buitoni Trust.  The set also includes Beethoven’s Op 29 String Quintet, where the Quartetto di Cremona is joined by Lawrence Dutton from the Emerson String Quintet.

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