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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: 6 minutes 35 seconds

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

Two Pastels, Op 44
1917; dedicated to Efrem Zimbalist

A minor  [3'58]
E minor  [2'37]

Introduction  EnglishFrançaisDeutsch
From 1917 are the two Pastels, Op 44, dedicated to Efrem Zimbalist, with contrasting characters. The first is broad and poetic, its melodic idea developed in rich chords and deep registers, building to a chromatic climax before a calm conclusion. The second transforms its sprightly melody through skipping sequences and fizzing balletic pyrotechnics.

from notes by Malcolm Miller © 2012

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