At last we have an almost complete set of Wieniawski’s works consisting of pieces for solo violin, two violins and for violin and piano.
This unparalleled composition of Ponce is virtually an homage to the guitar and brings out the utmost multiplicity of colours. Nonetheless, a purging melancholy lingers over the whole work.
If Wertheimer hadn’t walked past room thirty--three on the second floor of the Mozarteum twenty-eight years ago, precisely at four in the afternoon, he wouldn’t have hanged himself twenty-eight years later in Zizers bei Chur, I thought.
Although seldom performed and little known to the public, religious songs are an important part of Stanisław Moniuszko’s output.
The collection contains both very popular items (like The Dream) and true small masterpieces (like the scene of a child falling asleep – Kind im Einschlummern). Claude Debussy in his collection of six miniatures Children's Corner takes a similar look. However, rather than idealizing the world, he watches it closely from the perspective of his small daughter Chouchou's regular playmate.
Such too are the Concertos on this recording; particularly the Concerto in C, which is among the most developed in terms of form and structure.