Please wait...

Hyperion Records

Click cover art to view larger version
Track(s) taken from CDA67238
Recording details: September 2000
Hessischer Rundfunk-Sendesaal, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Produced by Udo Wüstendörfer
Engineered by Thomas Eschler
Release date: June 2002
Total duration: 1 minutes 39 seconds

'An entertaining recital set down with a winning lightness of touch … Wallfisch’s playing is a model of stylishness, her violin, tuned a tone below modern pitch, producing a mellow, expressive sound' (Gramophone)

'Playing of poise and sensitivity' (The Independent)

'There’s no questioning the wonderful sound picture, or the indisputable quality of these performances' (Early Music Review)

'These are wonderfully inventive additions to the unaccompanied violin repertoire' (American Record Guide)

'I hope that a sequel has been planned' (The Strad)

'The high quality of the works together with Elizabeth Wallfisch's stylish playing and intelligent programming make this a thoroughly captivating recital' (Goldberg)

Musica grave
composer
arranger

Introduction  EnglishFrançaisDeutsch
The Neapolitan violinist and composer Nicola Matteis came to England in about 1670, and caused a sensation with his fine technique and fiery performing style. Most of his music appeared in four books of Ayrs for the Violin, published by the composer himself in 1676 and 1685. Matteis designed his violin music so that it could be performed in various ways: violin and continuo, two violins and continuo, and string quartet and continuo (though none of the viola parts have survived). Elizabeth Wallfisch has made solo violin versions of four pieces (the fifth, the Fantasia in B flat major, was originally written for solo violin), mixing richly polyphonic abstract movements with lighter dances.

from notes by Peter Holman © 2002

Show: MP3 FLAC ALAC
   English   Français   Deutsch