For the Record, Op. 217: David Garrett; Anne-Sophie Mutter; Albion Quartet; Cellist Steven Isserlis

November 3, 2022, 2:12 PM · Welcome to "For the Record,"'s weekly roundup of new releases of recordings by violinists, violists, cellists and other classical musicians. We hope it helps you keep track of your favorite artists, as well as find some new ones to add to your listening!

David Garrett
Violinist David Garrett. Photo by Christopher Koestlin.

David Garrett, violin
Itzhak Perlman, violin
Andrea Bocelli, tenor

Superstar violinist David Garrett honors his classical side with this tribute to the legendary violinists he fell in love with as a child, such as Zino Francescatti, Arthur Grumiaux, Jascha Heifetz, Fritz Kreisler and Yehudi Menuhin. "Many beautiful works from the early days of the great virtuosos have fallen into oblivion," he said. "That's why it means all the more to me that I now have the opportunity to bring all these beautiful pieces back to life." The album includes works by Bach, Dvorák, Gluck, Kreisler, Mendelssohn and Schumann, among many others. He also performs duet arrangements with his former teacher Itzhak Perlman, tenor Andrea Bocelli, flutist Cocomi, and trumpeter Till Brönner. BELOW: Garrett talks about the album:

Brahms Double/Clara Schumann Trio
Anne-Sophie Mutter, violin
Pablo Ferrández, cello
Lambert Orkis, piano
Czech Philharmonic, Manfred Honeck conducting

The 19th century composer Johannes Brahms and pianist/composer Clara Schumann "adored each other artistically, and Johannes Brahms often asked her advice," violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter said. Their human and artistic relationship tied them together and inspired them. Clara Schumann’s Piano Trio of 1846 is one of her finest works - a piece full of turbulence, complexity and deep longing. In addition, the album includes Brahms’s Double Concerto, which Mutter and Pablo Ferrández recorded live in January 2022 in Prague with the Czech Philharmonic under Manfred Honeck. BELOW: Clara Schumann: Piano Trio in G Minor, Op. 17: III. Andante

Walton and Shostakovich String Quartets
Albion Quartet
Tamsin Waley-Cohen, violin
Emma Parker, violin
Ann Beilby, viola
Nathaniel Boyd, cello

The concept of this album by the UK-based Albion Quartet is to juxtapose two string quartets written in the same year in the immediate aftermath of World War II (1946) by composers inhabiting two entirely different social and political worlds: Walton in Britain and Shostakovich in the Soviet Union. Featuring Walton: String Quartet in A minor and Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 3 in F major, Op. 73. BELOW: the third-movement "Allegro non troppo" from Shostakovich String Quartet No. 3 in F Major:

A Golden Cello Decade, 1878-1888
Steven Isserlis, cello
Connie Shih, piano

When it rains it pours, and in cello and piano terms, "the plethora of music that emerged between 1878 and 1888 could well be described as a downpour," said cellist Steven Isserlis. "Whatever the reason, (that decade) was to see the creation of a remarkably large proportion of the standard pre-20th-century cello repertoire." The sonatas of Grieg and Strauss (second version) both appeared in 1883, Brahms’s second in 1886, and the second printing of Franck’s sonata in 1887. Furthermore, perhaps the most popular of all shorter works for cello, Fauré’s Élégie and Saint-Saëns’s Le cygne, appeared in 1883 and 1887 respectively.

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November 6, 2022 at 06:09 PM · {#1} Anne Sophie Mutter is truly The Grand Musician Violinist after GOAT Violinists of the 20th & 21st Centuries, Jascha Heifetz and Nathan Milstein plus 'King' David Oistrakh, and loving Fritz Kreisler ~ This Piano Trio w/Mutter, Ferrandez & Lambert Orkis, is Glorious and in the 'Andante' of Clara Schumann's Trio, with Thank You's to Anne Sophie Mutter for honouring a 'Royal' Female Composer, trusted always Friend, of admirer, Johannes Brahms!!! I'm deeply moved by the tenderness of All Three Artists!

As from ~ Original 'Apostle' of 7 Jascha Heifetz Violin Master Class pupils {on Film, YT/} & the First Private 'Heifetz Pupil of Nathan Milstein's self-titled,

Guinea Pig!' Also Teach Assist to Nathan Milstein International Violin Master Course/s, Zurich, 1970-72; 'On Standby' NM Int'l Violin Master Courses, 1970's, Zurich ~ Concert Artist/Artist Teacher - Carrier of mentor's Heifetz-Milstein Legacy of Great Violin Playing and Mentoring ~ References = Biography ~ +Photo:

The White House State Violin French Evening Recital w/Potus Carter & French Premier, Raymond Barre, both standing and applauding my final offering: Ysaye 3rd Solo Violin Sonate in D, "Ballade" w/small portion visible of Potus Carter Thank You Note, signed 'Jimmy', September 16, 1977 ~

Member - Elisabeth Matesky, Chicago Biography

Delighted hearing Clara Schumann's Piano Trio 'Andante' offering from The Mutter/Ferrandez/Orkis Piano Trio Elegante ~

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Elisabeth Matesky ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

Fwd em artist Rep ~ dmg 6th November 2022

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