Daniel Rohn: The Kreisler Story
By Daniel Rohn; Paul Rivinius. By Johann Sebastian Bach; Fritz Kreisler; Niccolo Paganini; Franz Schubert. Country of Origin: Germany. Classical. CD (1 disc). Published by Berlin Classics (NX.0300784BC).
Item Number: NX.0300784BC
When talent is passed on from generation to generation, it often happens in an unpresuming way. Such is the case with Daniel Rohn- one of the most remarkable and talented violinists of the present day. What is so fascinating about him and his playing is his natural approach to great traditions and his clear perspective on them. On this recording, Daniel Rohn brings out all the captivating traditional Viennese wit of the character pieces by the great violinist Fritz Kreisler, endowing them in virtuosic manner with his very own charm. Ruggiero Ricci, one of the most distinguished violin virtuosos of the 20th century, said of Daniel Rohn: "His playing is reminiscent of the old masters." Indeed, to this day, the young man often augments such compliments by adding with irony: "I took most of my inspiration from all these Kreislers and Heifetzs. My enamoured teacher was my parents' LP cupboard." As a result, Daniel Rohn not only plays the great Classical and Romantic concert repertoire, he also breathes new life into the traditional wit and charm of these character pieces by Fritz Kreisler in a way that hardly any other violinist alive today can do.