Works by Frank, Kurtag, Previn, Schumann
By Joyce Yang; Augustin Hadelich. By Cesar Franck; Gyorgy Kurtag; Andre Previn; Robert Schumann. Country of Origin: United Kingdom. Classical. CD (1 disc). Published by Naxos (NX.AV2347).
Item Number: NX.AV2347
Grammy Award-winning violinist Augustin Hadelich is one of the most impressive musicians of his generation. Pianist Joyce Yang, the youngest ever medalist of the Van Cliburn Competition, is a consistently electrifying presence on stage. Together these young artists produce a plethora of pyrotechnics and an abundance of musical imagination. This unique recital program pairs two 19th century repertory staples- Sonatas by Franck and Schumann- with 20th century fare by Kurtag and Previn, a combination Augustin and Joyce have performed to widespread acclaim in their frequent joint performances. The duo's performances have been praised consistently by various critics and media outlets. "the playing was world-classâ€¦ The musical highlight of the evening was the Schumann Sonata No. 1, the moiling romantic passion perfectly caught." (The Washington Post) "One of the best classical performances of the year. Hadelich and Yang are both exciting young musicians, and their recital was a tour de force." (TheaterJones, Dallas).