英国小提琴家Tamsin Waley-Cohen，由已故的大师 鲁杰罗·里奇 描述为 “我曾经遇到过最特别有天赋的年轻的小提琴家”。。
Tamsin Waley-Cohen, Huw Watkins 二人合作的一个新的作品; 雷纳尔多·哈恩和卡罗尔席曼诺夫斯基 - 分别来自法国和波兰两个开创性的作曲家。
这是Tamsin Waley-Cohen, Huw Watkins 的Signum的第二个版本，继去年 "1917年作品 小提琴和钢琴: 由埃尔加，德彪西，雷斯皮基与西贝柳斯（SIGCD376）“
“ 非常有才华的Tamsin Waley-Cohen 再议次展现。这确实突出了新一代演奏家的人才。“ 大卫·梅勒，古典调频
Tamsin Waley-Cohen and Huw Watkins continue their duo partnership with a new recording of works by two trailblazing composers from France and Poland respectively - Reynaldo Hahn and Karol Szymanowski.
This is a second release from Waley-Cohen and Watkins on Signum, following last year's '1917: Works for Violin & Piano' by Elgar, Debussy, Respighi & Sibelius (SIGCD376):
“Great playing from the very talented Tamsin Waley-Cohen. This really highlights the talent of the next generation of virtuosi.” David Mellor, Classic FM
“... a wonderfully subtle, introspective and touching performance.” The Guardian
艺人 Tamsin Waley-Cohen, Huw Watkins
AllMusic Review by Blair Sanderson [-]
Thoughtfully programmed and original in conception, Tamsin Waley-Cohen's recordings for Signum Classics are far from the usual recital fare. Following the albums 1917: Works for Violin & Piano by Debussy, Respighi, Sibelius, and Elgar, and Soli: Works for Solo Violin by Bartók, Penderecki, Benjamin, Carter, and Kurtág, Waley-Cohen explores pieces by Karol Szymanowski and Reynaldo Hahn, two composers whose styles are quite different. While Szymanowski and Hahn share some biographical similarities, the main point of their pairing here is the influence of César Franck, whose popular Violin Sonata in A major affected both composers. Hahn's refined and cheerful Violin Sonata in C major stands in contrast to the exoticism and brooding mystery of Szymanowski's Violin Sonata in D minor, but both works reflect the Franck sonata in form, development of themes, and the shifting chromaticism of the harmony and underlying tonal framework. The performances are sympathetic and true to the expressions of the respective pieces, yet while Waley-Cohen's playing of the Szymanowski sonata is sometimes gritty and harsh, she is uniformly polished in the Hahn work, and accompanist Huw Watkins follows her every shift of mood. Signum Classics provides a clean studio recording, and both artists have close-up presence in the mix.
兼具思想性和构思新颖，Tamsin Waley-Cohen'的的录音已远离一般Signum经典的演奏的水平。继专辑 1917年:作品为小提琴与钢琴德彪西，雷斯皮基，西贝柳斯 和 埃尔加和索利：Works的小提琴独奏由巴托克，潘德列茨基，本杰明，卡特和Kurtág 后，Waley-Cohen 探索了卡罗尔席曼诺夫斯基和雷纳尔多·哈恩件，两位作曲家的风格有很大的不同。虽然席曼诺夫斯基和哈恩分享一些传记相似之处，他们配对的主要观点是这里法朗克，其受欢迎的小提琴奏鸣曲中的一个主要影响了作曲家的影响。哈恩的精致和欢快的小提琴奏鸣曲C大调鲜明对比席曼诺夫斯基小提琴奏鸣曲的D小调异国情调和育雏神秘，但两者的作品反映的形式弗兰克奏鸣曲，主题的发展，和谐和基本色调的移动音阶框架。演出同情和真实的各段的表现，但同时韦利 - 科恩的席曼诺夫斯基奏鸣曲的演奏有时坚韧不拔和苛刻，她在哈恩的工作均匀打磨，伴奏休沃特金斯跟随她的心情每个班次。 Signum的经典提供了一个洁净棚录音，两位艺术家在混合特写存在。
印象中，小提琴家多美女，以西方演奏家来说，我开始接触古典音乐时有Anne-Sophie Mutter、Viktoria Mullova，后辈如Hilary Hahn、Janine Jansen、Julia Fischer、 Lisa Batiashvili都是拉得又看得的演奏家。其他的美女小提琴家的名气较小，却值得探索，像英国的Tamsin Waley-Cohen，今年她推出了一张新唱片SOLI，演奏Bartok、Penderecki、Benjamin、Carter及Kurtág的小提琴独奏作品，大部分都是冷门作，展现二十世纪新音乐的尖锐性，演绎紧凑，激情洋溢，再想像她在台上挥汗的演出，台下的眼睛就有冰淇淋吃。
Composer: Reynaldo Hahn, Karol Szymanowksi
Audio CD (September 11, 2015)
Number of Discs: 1
Label: Signum Records
Release Date September 18, 2015
Styles Chamber Music
Recording DateApril 1, 2015 - April 3, 2015
Tamsin Waley-Cohen & Huw Watkins - Works for violin & piano by Hahn and Szymanowski
Labels: cd review
Szymanowski, Hahn; Tamsin Waley-Cohen, Huw Watkins; Signum Classics
Reviewed by Robert Hugill on Sep 30 2015
Star rating: 4.0
Big, bold and brave; an intriguing combination of violin and piano works by a pair of composers not renowned for the genre
This new disc on the Signum Classics label from violinist Tamsin Waley-Cohen, accompanied by Huw Watkins (himself a composer as well as pianist) has the intriguing combination of works by Karol Szymanowski and Reynaldo Hahn, with a violin sonata by each plus some incidental works, Szymanowski's Nocturne and Tarantella and Hahn's Romance and Nocturne.
At first sight the two composers would seem to have little in common, the Ukrainian born Polish composer Karol Szymanowski and the Venezualan born, French naturalised Reynaldo Hahn. In fact, both exist somewhat on the fringe of mainstream 20th century music, both known for a small-ish group of works and neither well known for chamber music. Robert Matthew-Walker's booklet note also links them via the influence of the Franck violin sonata and Franck's use of cyclic composition, but this influence is probably traceable in many early 20th century sonatas.
Szymanowski wrote his Violin Sonata in D Minor op.9 in 1904, when he was just 21. It was dedicated to an amateur violinist friend but was not played until 1909 when Pawel Kochanski and Artur Rubenstein played it, and Kochanski would go on to be the dedicatee of, and to premiere, Szymanowski's violin concerto. The sonata was written before Szymanowski really developed his mature style and it is a capable work in which the influences (Franck, Richard Strauss, Scriabin) are easily detectable.
It is a big bold work, in three movements and opens with an Andante moderato, patetico which starts of in a highly dramatic, rhapsodic manner and continues highly impulsive. The movement is quite intense with a good sense of drama from the performers. Tamsin Waley-Cohen plays with vibrant singing tone, warmed by vibrato. The middle movement is Andante but has a scherzo section in the middle. It starts with a quiet thoughtful piano, joined by just a thread of violin tone with lovely fine grained tone from Waley-Cohen. It is a lyrical song-like movement, interrupted by the perky scherzo, and ending with some real romantic passion. The final movement, Allegro molto, quasi presto is vibrant and full of romantic energy, with Waley-Cohen providing a sense of an ecstatically sung line no matter how many notes there are.
Reynaldo Hahn's Romance in A major was an early work, written in 1901. It is an elegant, salon-ish multi-sectional piece which starts with a slow introduction and develops into something more complex. Waley-Cohen's tone quality here is coloured by her lovely use of portamenti, completely in period but still rarely used today.
Hahn's Sonata for Violin and Piano in C major dates from 1926/27. Again, a three movement work it opens with a large scale (over 10 minutes long) movement marked Sans lenteur, tendrement which is again elegant and melodic, with the music flowing fluidly and getting rather rhapsodic at times. Though Waley-Cohen plays with fine-grained graceful tone and is fluently accompanied by Watkins, they cannot quite disguise the fact that the movement does ramble a bit. The short second movement (three minutes long) is fast and furious, one passage with a long held violin note over a busy piano was very striking indeed. The long (over nine minutes) final movement returns to calm poise for the introduction, again with some lovely portamenti, before the gently haunting (and dare I say it, salon-ish) main part of the movement. It gets romantic briefly, but the overall feel is of flowing charm.
Hahn's Nocturne in E flat major is another early piece, dating from 1906 and full of haunting, delicate charm.
Szymanowski's Nocturne and Tarantella was written in 1915 and again premiered by Pawel Kochanski. The opening Nocturne's haunting and evocative with Waley-Cohen playing with just a thread of sound. It is as if the night music of Bartok had taken a turn for the exotic. This exotic feel continues into the wonderful Tarantella which is fast and brilliant.
This is a fascinating disc, a window onto some of the other highways and byways of 20th century violin music. The contrasting styles of Hahn and Szymanowski work well together on the disc and the performances from Tamsin Waley-Cohen and Huw Watkins are exemplary but are big and bold. This is in many ways a courageous disc, with performances to match and should win many admirers for these works.
01. Violin Sonata in D Minor, Op. 9: I. Allegro moderato 09:35
02. Violin Sonata in D Minor, Op. 9: II. Andantino tranquillo e dolce 07:45
03. Violin Sonata in D Minor, Op. 9: III. Finale: Allegro molto, quasi presto 05:07
04. Romance in A Major 05:12
05. Sonata for Violin and Piano in C Major: I. Sans lenteur, tendrement 10:07
06. Sonata for Violin and Piano in C Major: II. Veloce 02:59
07. Sonata for Violin and Piano in C Major: III. Modere, tres a l'aise, au gre de l'interprete 09:42
08. Nocturne in E-Flat Major 06:43
09. Nocturne and Tarantella, Op. 28: I. Nocturne: Lento assai 06:37
10. Nocturne and Tarantella, Op. 28: II. Tarantella: Presto appassionato 05:50