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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: 5 minutes 49 seconds

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

Zwei Stimmungen, Op 32

D minor  [2'04]
B minor  [3'45]

Introduction  EnglishFrançaisDeutsch
Achron’s return to St Petersburg in 1908 allowed him to study orchestration with Maximilian Steinberg, while still performing and composing. From this period come the expressive Zwei Stimmungen (‘Two Impressions’), Op 32 (1910). The first Stimmung, in D minor, is a lively dance contrasting nostalgic minor and optimistic major modes; the second, in B minor, is more reflective, shaded by a chromatically flowing texture.

from notes by Malcolm Miller © 2012

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