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Bach: Sonatas & Partitas
Kyung Wha Chung, Violin
After returning to the concert stage in 2014, this is Kyung Wha Chung's first-ever recording of Bach’s complete works for solo violin, and her first studio recording in some 15 years. Kyung Wha Chung plays the Chaconne from Bach's Partita in D minor:
Violin Sonatas by Elgar, Debussy & Respighi
James Ehnes, violin
Andrew Armstrong, piano
Released last April, here is a collection with some sonatas by famous composers that, aside from the Debussy, are not exactly in regular rotation. The violin sonata was Debussy's last major composition before his untimely death at the age of 55, according to the program notes. Respighi finished his violin sonata around the same time, in 1918; Elgar finished his the following year. The recording also includes "Berceuse" by Sibelius. James Ehnes and Andrew Armstrong play the first movement from Edward Elgar's Violin Sonata in E minor, Op. 82:
The Present Moment
Nora Germain, violin
Miles Jensen, guitar
Hereis a collection of live jazz duets of standards like Blue Moon, A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square and The Nearness of You, from independent artist Nora Germain, who has been featured on Violinist.com.
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