WIENIAWSKI: Violin Concerto No. 2 in D minor, Op. 22; SARASATE: Zigeunerweisen ('Gypsy Ways'), Op. 20 composed by Henri Wieniawski (1835-1880) and Pablo de Sarasate (1844-1908). For violin. Instrumental Solo Part and CD. Published by Music Minus One (MO.MMOCD3113).
This album contains two of the Romantic Era's neglected treasures. Henryk Wieniawski, though little known today, was a potent figure in the 19th century, an almost unparalleled virtuoso violinist and a respected composer. His D minor concerto, op. 22, was premiered in St. Petersburg in 1862 and is a Romantic-era treasure. Pablo de Sarasate's 'Zigeunerweisen' ('Gypsy ways') is a wonderful fantasia on Romany themes composed in 1878. Both of these concerti are wonderful and often overlooked. But take our advice and discover them - they will not disappoint!
Contains a printed solo part and a compact disc featuring both concerti in split-channel stereo with the violinist on the right channel; then again in a stereo accompaniment version minus the solo violin part.