|1. Introduction:Allegro moderato|
|2. I. Moderato|
|3. II. Lento assai|
|4. III. Allegro moderato|
|5. IV. Moderato|
|6. Thaïs: Méditation from "Thaïs"|
|7. Tzigane - Rhapsodie de Concert|
|8. Romance in F minor B39 (Op. 11)|
|9. Romance in F, Op. 50|
|10. Air - Suite No.3 in D BWV 1068|
|11. Zigeunerweisen Op. 20|
Thanks Sarah for yet another great recording!
Incidentally, I have the same feelings about recent recordings made by Gil Shaham -- gorgeous tone, outstanding technical prowess, but slightly less artistry than on earlier recordings. Frankly I think that these two outstanding artists are being pushed by their record companies to record works which they have not yet fully assimilated artistically simply because they are among the few classical artists who are selling well. Nevertheless, both Sarah Chang and Gil Shaham are so outstanding that their recordings are worth buying.
I started listening to classical music when I was two; started piano and cello at 4 and 5, and started playing the Schumann Cello Concerto at 12. I'd like to ask who thinks they know music better than I do.
I am so frustrated with people not understand what "MUSIC" is. Music in all it's forms varies. What is true, in interpretation and technique is only true in relation to its own kind. I find some of these critiques dumb and unworthy of being posted - shame on Amazon. Going on...
Sarah Chang has been around for a while. Just the sheer brilliance of her playing is good enough to give his album 4 stars BUT, there are other things one must point out to fully recognized that this young performer has grown up in her playing. Sarasate: fuller sound, better technique, very minor intonation problems (that's a good thing, ...) and way faster than her first recording. Massenet: great understatement and musicality (as opposed to Mutter's microphone magnified playing). Ravel: control, so much control - when she goes up on the g-string with a diminished chord and hits the last note, from a strong forte to a soft "Guarnerius" piano, systematic (Heifetz-ish) and the way Ravel intended - great interpretation, the best if not one of. Dvorak and Beethoven: expert detailing and great tone with chic throw-offish vigor. Bach: not a romantic piece but cute. Sarasate: wow, great intro and interpretation - one of the best; great, controlled spiccatos and great intonation - the Guarnerius does hold out too well in the very high "e" sections, but great finish (when Leila Josefowitz gets great acclaim for her Zigeunerweisen, Sarah just does it and does it a lot better, EASILY, like nothing is new). good work - FIVE STARS!
(sarah, you're a superb performer !)