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The Violin Composition by Viktor Vasnetsov (1848-1926)
Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow / Bridgeman Art Library, London
Track(s) taken from CDA67841
Recording details: February 1996
Jerusalem Music Centre, Israel
Produced by Eric Wen
Engineered by Yuval Karin & Vadim Beili
Release date: March 2012
Total duration: 2 minutes 0 seconds

'Shaham and Erez deliver outstandingly committed performances, revelling in the music's virtuosity, fantasy and heightened intensity of expression' (BBC Music Magazine)

Scher, Op 42
1917; based on a folk dance

Scher Op 42  [2'00]

Introduction  EnglishFrançaisDeutsch
Scher, Op 42 (which also exists in a later version for clarinet and orchestra) is based on a folk dance from the Kiselgof collection, its klezmer-style melody is repeated several times by the violin over increasingly complex chromatic piano textures before a fiery coda.

from notes by Malcolm Miller © 2012

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