Extractions: Born, December 3, 1901, Budapest, Hungary. Died, Holon, Israel, January, 1988. Violinist, Master Violin teacher. She conertized all over Europe until WWII. Escaped interment and joined the partisans. In 1949, emigrated to Israel. Taught at the Rubin Academy in Tel Aviv, many of Israel's new generation of great violinists, including Pinkas Zukerman and Shlomo Mintz, and over 250 other students. Awarded the Golden Medal and Diploma of the Franz Liszt Academy in Budapest, and the Israel prize for the Arts. (Website by Hagai Shaham, scroll down to view brief biography of Ilona Feher.)
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Extractions: "The notes tell us that [Canadian-born Louise Pellerin] studied with Heinz Holliger, and she certainly sounds like it, sporting a tone that could be Holliger's twin: rounded, hollow, and letting no space go unfilled with air. The sound is excellent, and this is not an uninteresting program, but it could have been so much more if the duo hadn't been afraid to let the beast out of the cage." - Ritter, ARG
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Extractions: in entire NodeWorks Directory in Arts in Music in Instruments in Stringed in Bowed Strings in Violin in ++ Violinists in Classical in Country Folk Fiddle Top Arts Music Instruments ... Violin Violinists Angelis, Kim Includes concert schedule and biographical information. Berger, Sabrina A. Performs on a five-string electric violin. Biography, pictures, recordings, performances, and contact information. Connie's Violin Page Extensive listings compiled by Connie Sunday. Hewitt Jones, Simon Young British violinst's homepage - news, concert listings and biography, plus musical links and comment. Jazz Strings A directory of players and their locations, listed by style. Korsakova, Natasha Biography, repertoire, concerts, recordings, and photo gallery. Markov, Albert - Violinist, Composer, Conductor, Teacher Biography, concert schedule, reviews, photographs, recordings, and contact information. Markov, Alexander
Ittai Shapira - Violin In June 2003, Israeli violinist Ittai Shapira made his Carnegie Hall founded the IlonaFeher Foundation with esteemed colleague hagai shaham, dedicated to the http://www.ittaishapira.com/bio.htm
Extractions: Return To Top In June 2003, Israeli Violinist Ittai Shapira made his Carnegie Hall debut premiering the shulamit Ran Concerto with the Orchestra of St. Luke's. Other recent engagements include a tour with the Budapest Symphony under Tamas Vasary, his 3rd performance at the Barbican Center with the English Chamber Orchestra, a UK tour with the Orchestra of the Swan, the Shanghai Symphony, the BBC Concert Orchestra and 5 CD releases. Shapira's discography represents his interest in both standard an unusual repertoire, and includes sonatas by Debussy, Janacek and Strauss and an album of virtuoso pieces (inluding a number of his own transcriptions) for Meridian Records. His critically acclaimed orchestral debut CD for EMI ("the Bruch reminded me of Isaac Stern's" (Fanfare Magazine)) featured the Bruch Concerto in G minor, Bloch's Baal Schem, Sarasate's Zigeunerweisen and Fantasy for Violin and Orchestra by Kenji Bunch, dedicated to Shapira. His most recent release in which he premieres works for violin and orchestra by Dave Heath has been chosen "Disc of the month" by MusicWeb. He was also the dedicatee of Rechtman's Jerusalem of Gold and Jazzical and has premiered works by Luciano Berio. Shapira's Barber Concerto with the Russian Philharmonic Orchestra under Thomas Sanderling has been released by
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Extractions: This student work was written in 1925 when Shostakovich was still an advocate of the new Soviet ideology that set out to reform music that was "technically superior in form, but bourgeois in concept." Yet, even under those conditions, the work, especially in the Scherzo, reflects the savage, satiric edge that permeates much of Shostakovich’s music. It was an edge, of course, that was variously supported according to the political whims of the moment. (His first symphony was an instant success, while later works were often attacked for "bourgeois decadence." Still others won the Stalin Prize.) The more somber Prelude is an elegy to the poet Volodya Kurchavov and is reflective of the later symphonies.
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Extractions: Rivka Golani Rivka Golani is recognized as one of the great violinist and musicians of modern times. Her contribution to the advancement of viola technique has already given her a place in the history of the instrument and has been a source of inspiration not only to other players but also to many composers who have been motivated by her mastery to write especially for the viola. More than 200 pieces have been written for her and more are currently being written of which 37 are concertos , a record matched by no other violist in history. Ms. Golanis awesome technique, riveting stage presence, and superbly sensitive musicianship have made her a favourite with music lovers and critics alike. Allied to her technical ability, Rivka Golanis approach to the instrument is at once passionate and sensitive; and her performances, both on record and in the concert hall, reveal the originality of interpretation and musicianship of a great artist. Familiar to audiences throughout the world, Rivka Golani has performed as a soloist with the Boston Symphony, BBC Symphony, BBC Philharmonic, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Concertgebouw, Israel Philharmonic, Tokyo Metropolitan Orchestra, Toronto Symphony, Montreal Symphony and many others. Her on-stage charisma unfailingly adds excitement to her appearances, and her reputation as a teacher draws students from all over the world to her master classes. Rivka Golanis most recent CD on CBC Records, entitled Fairies, features an all Schumann offering of viola and piano repertoire. Among her current projects is the recording of a 2-CD set of Bach viola solo repertoire for CBC Records, which includes the Six Suites, Chaconne, and Bach-Kodaly Chromatic Fantasy, to be released later this year. Another CD of a viola concerto by Peter Paul Koprowski, written for Rivka Golani and recorded with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra is also awaiting release this season.
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Classical CDs, Pt.2 NOV03 - AUDIOPHILE AUDITION Solo Elmar Oliveira and his capable violinistturned-conductor Joseph Silversteinply 4 in A Minor; Variations on a Hungarian Theme - hagai shaham, violin/BBC http://www.audaud.com/audaud/NOV03/CLASSICAL/clcds2NOV03.html
Extractions: Largo proceeds with languorous tones and leads seamlessly into the delightful Rondo. Piano Trio in B-flat Major Archduke Trio or the quirky Ghost Trio . Still, from the way they handle this music, the transitional early Romantic period is clearly theirs, perhaps even more so than the late Baroque. Listen to the opening of the songful final movement of the Piano Trio and enjoy this seemingly effortless rendition Purchase here Released under the auspices of the Milken Archive of American Jewish Music (founded 1990), which intends to issue fifty discs devoted to diverse, musical genres and idioms of Jewish expression, this album debuts a series of pieces by Joseph Achron (1886-1943). Prior to this release, I knew Achron only by a few, small pieces championed by Jascha Heifetz, in which Achron acted as piano accompanist. Having been raised in St. Petersburg, Achron came under the spell of the Gesellschaft (the Society for Jewish Folk-Music), which inculcated his abiding interests in folklore, religious hymnody, cantorial inflection, as well as in fusing a polyphonic and harmonically eclectic blend of elements from Scriabin and the Second Viennese School.
Hubay: Scènes De La Csárda shaham and first rate production by Eric Wen (a fine violinist and teacher needs passionateadvocacy if it s not to sound trite, and hagai shaham, who s already http://www2.hyperion-records.co.uk/details/67441.asp
Extractions: These generously filled CDs present sparkling performaces of Hubays epic Scènes de la csárda alongside his two sets of Poèmes hongrois and provide their first complete recording. The Scènes are in the tradition of Liszts Hungarian Rhapsodies, Brahmss Hungarian Dances and Sarates Zigeunerweisen, and reflect the nineteenth centurys fondness for romanticized gypsy music as a worthy source of entertainment in middle-class salons and at aristocratic balls. Written over a period of some forty years, these fourteen perfectly crafted showpieces are dedicated individually to many of the periods most influential figures, several famous violin virtuosi among them. Passionate melodies and furious violinistic pyrotechnics combine to make this set into a classic of the genre. Hubays two sets of Poèmes hongrois, written in 1885 and 1899 respectively, take further folk-like melodies and transform them into highly elaborate miniatures every bit as worthy of exploration as their more glamorous cousins, the Scènes. A comprehensive booklet includes music examples illustrating each of the innumerable melodies used by Hubay.
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Extractions: Here are summaries of recent releases on Hyperion Records. The release dates shown are for the United Kingdom, but bear in mind that overseas release dates through our distributors typically lag a few weeks. Check with your local dealer for availability. Select the links for the individual releases for further information, including cover graphics, full contents and timings, recording information and (in some cases) liner notes. A summary of recent releases - suitable for printing Visit our Listening Room to audition the latest releases. The following link provides the option to show the cover art on this page. A similar link is at the top of the catalogue pages. Those with high-speed internet connections might want to try this option. On slower connections, the page update times with the cover art may be unacceptably long. Show Cover Art May 2004 Releases Rameau: Règne Amour Fra le pupille; Rigaudon I Rigaudon II Fuyez; Tambourin I Tambourin II Partez; Règnez, Amour; Tempête : La nuit couvre les cieux!; Cest trop soupirer; Soleil, fuis de ces lieux!; Règne Amour; Marche pour les différents nations Par tes bienfaits; Air gracieux LAmour, le seul Amour; Si lAmour coute des soupirs; Tambourin I Tambourin II; Du pouvoir de lAmour; Rossignols amoureux; Musettes, résonnez; Formons les plus brillants concerts; Aux langueurs dAppollon; Honneur à la Folie Aimables jeux; Honneur à la Folie Je veux finir Hymen CAROLYN SAMPSON soprano, EX CATHEDRA / JEFFREY SKIDMORE
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BBC - Music - BBC Concert Orchestra - 2003/4 Season violinist hagai shaham and tenor Bonaventura Bottone bring you music from Elgar,Paganini, Berlioz and Tchaikovsky; all conducted by our Principal Conductor http://www.bbc.tv/orchestras/co/anniversary/0304season.shtml
Extractions: 2003/04 Season at the Royal Festival Hall This season our concerts at the Royal Festival Hall not only showcase some of the world's brightest musical stars, but also the multitude of talent from within our own orchestra. Highlights this season include a tribute to the much-missed composer, arranger and pianist Stanley Black, our Principal Percussionist Alasdair Malloy's fast and furious Christmas show and a collaboration with Jewish group The Burning Bush.
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Extractions: Angelis, Kim Includes concert schedule and biographical information. Berger, Sabrina A. Performs on a five-string electric violin. Biography, pictures, recordings, performances, and contact information. Hewitt Jones, Simon Young British violinst's homepage - news, concert listings and biography, plus musical links and comment. Jazz Strings A directory of players and their locations, listed by style. Korsakova, Natasha Biography, repertoire, concerts, recordings, and photo gallery. Markov, Albert - Violinist, Composer, Conductor, Teacher Biography, concert schedule, reviews, photographs, recordings, and contact information. Markov, Alexander Russian-born Americian classical solo violinist. Biography, reviews, discography, and contact information. McNaught, Fiona Information about the British violinist and the Lower Wye Valley Chamber Music Festival. Milenkovich, Stefan
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