Inspired by Paganini to perfect his skills as a violinist, Leon de Saint-Lubin enjoyed a highly successful career in Vienna, where Beethoven wrote a cadenza especially for him, and in Berlin, where he presented luminaries such as Liszt, Mendelssohn and
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Notable artist and composerJuly 21 2013
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Format: Audio CD
I was really surprised that Anastasia Khitruk's fine albums have received little attention in Amazon reviews. This one is a long overdue exploration of the violin and piano music of Leon de Saint-Lubin, an early 19th Century violinist in Vienna where he played works by famous composers of the time including Beethoven. The major work on this cd is the Grand Duo Concertant which demonstrates skillful virtuosity, as do the other selections. I found this a surprisingly listenable album which I have returned to often in the year or two that I've had it. I have also enjoyed three of Khitruk's other albums which include works by Khandoshkin and Rozsa on Naxos and Colina on Fleur de Son Classics.