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YAMEN SAADI & JULIEN QUENTIN

Caprice viennois: Works and Arrangements by Fritz Kreisler

Towards the end of his life, Fritz Kreisler, one of the last violin virtuoso-composers of the 20th century, had amassed an impressive collection of violins—including ten by Stradivari alone. One of these is played today by Yamen Saadi, a graduate of the Barenboim-Said Akademie and concertmaster of the Orchestra of the Vienna State Opera since last season. More than reason enough to explore Kreisler’s oeuvre more thoroughly: together with pianist Julien Quentin, Saadi performs rarely heard original works by the great violinist, as well as Eugène Ysaÿe’s Fourth Sonata, which is dedicated to Kreisler, and a selection of his numerous arrangements of works by other composers.

Fritz Kreisler - Caprice viennois for Violin and Piano Op. 2Fritz Kreisler - Rezitativo and Scherzo-Caprice for Solo Violin Op. 6Eugène Ysaÿe - Sonata for Solo Violin Op. 27 No. 4Fritz Kreisler - Berceuse romantique for Violin and Piano Op. 9Fritz Kreisler - Prelude and Allegro in the Style of Gaetano Pugnani Fritz Kreisler - Violin Arrangements of Works by Paganini, Albenìz, de Falla, Schumann, Weber, Mendelssohn, Brahms, and Dvorak

Runtime: Wed, 24/04/2024 to Wed, 24/04/2024

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