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Stravinsky, Bartok and Martinu were established international figures when they wrote these works for violin, travelling across Europe as well as the United States. With the onset of World War Two, all three composers would ultimately emigrate because of their rejection of fascism. In an age of political upheaval and cultural displacement, each of them found an individual approach to reinventing the language of tonal music, laying down roots in the west without abandoning their Eastern European identities. While the Russian-born Stravinsky was experimenting with possibilities of modern violin technique in his concerto, Martinu took these efforts a step further in his Suite concertante by blending the sounds of his native Bohemia with the colours of French neo-classicism. In the Rhapsodies, Bartok turned to the folk music of Hungary and Romania. Frank Peter Zimmermann, joined here by the Bamberger Symphoniker and it's conductor Jakub Hrusa, continues his exploration of the great violin works of the 20th century after his acclaimed recordings of works by Hindemith (BIS-2024), Shostakovich (BIS-2247) as well as Martinu and Bartok (BIS-2457), a recording unanimously acclaimed by the critics, gaining a Diapason d'or and named 'Concerto Choice' by BBC Music Magazine, 'Editor's Choice' by Gramophone and one of Classica's 'Chocs de l'annee'.
Stravinsky, Bartok and Martinu were established international figures when they wrote these works for violin, travelling across Europe as well as the United States. With the onset of World War Two, all three composers would ultimately emigrate because of their rejection of fascism. In an age of political upheaval and cultural displacement, each of them found an individual approach to reinventing the language of tonal music, laying down roots in the west without abandoning their Eastern European identities. While the Russian-born Stravinsky was experimenting with possibilities of modern violin technique in his concerto, Martinu took these efforts a step further in his Suite concertante by blending the sounds of his native Bohemia with the colours of French neo-classicism. In the Rhapsodies, Bartok turned to the folk music of Hungary and Romania. Frank Peter Zimmermann, joined here by the Bamberger Symphoniker and it's conductor Jakub Hrusa, continues his exploration of the great violin works of the 20th century after his acclaimed recordings of works by Hindemith (BIS-2024), Shostakovich (BIS-2247) as well as Martinu and Bartok (BIS-2457), a recording unanimously acclaimed by the critics, gaining a Diapason d'or and named 'Concerto Choice' by BBC Music Magazine, 'Editor's Choice' by Gramophone and one of Classica's 'Chocs de l'annee'.
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Unsuk Chin
Artist: Chin / Berliner Philharmoniker
Format: CD
New: In Print Available to Order $74.99
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DISC: 1

1. I. Toccata [05:32]
2. II. Aria I [04:02]
3. III. Aria II [05:23]
4. IV. Capriccio [05:54]
5. I. Lassú: Moderato [04:31]
6. II. Friss: Allegro Moderato [05:37]
7. I. Lassú: Moderato [04:01]
8. II. Friss: Allegretto Moderato [05:50]
9. I. Toccata: Allegro Poco Moderato [03:54]
10. II. Aria: Andantino [07:13]
11. III. Scherzo: Allegretto Scherzando [04:03]
12. IV. Rondo: Poco Allegro [05:39]
13. Suite Concertante, H. 276 (First Version): II. Meditation: Largo [06:08]

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Stravinsky, Bartok and Martinu were established international figures when they wrote these works for violin, travelling across Europe as well as the United States. With the onset of World War Two, all three composers would ultimately emigrate because of their rejection of fascism. In an age of political upheaval and cultural displacement, each of them found an individual approach to reinventing the language of tonal music, laying down roots in the west without abandoning their Eastern European identities. While the Russian-born Stravinsky was experimenting with possibilities of modern violin technique in his concerto, Martinu took these efforts a step further in his Suite concertante by blending the sounds of his native Bohemia with the colours of French neo-classicism. In the Rhapsodies, Bartok turned to the folk music of Hungary and Romania. Frank Peter Zimmermann, joined here by the Bamberger Symphoniker and it's conductor Jakub Hrusa, continues his exploration of the great violin works of the 20th century after his acclaimed recordings of works by Hindemith (BIS-2024), Shostakovich (BIS-2247) as well as Martinu and Bartok (BIS-2457), a recording unanimously acclaimed by the critics, gaining a Diapason d'or and named 'Concerto Choice' by BBC Music Magazine, 'Editor's Choice' by Gramophone and one of Classica's 'Chocs de l'annee'.
        
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