Fiddler at the Opera:
- Gil Shaham performs.
All artists frequently explore how they might bring new ideas to their art. That’s true of musicians, painters, and sculptors. On this recording, violinist Gil Shaham explores highlights from various operas, as arranged for violin and Piano. Mr. Shaham is accompanied by Akira Eguchi, piano. We hear the following pieces: Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco: Paraphrase on “Largo al factotum” from G. Rossini‘s opera “Il barbiere di Siviglia” Paraphrase on “Largo al factotum” from G. Rossini’s opera “Il barbiere di Siviglia” Pablo Martin De Sarasate: Fantasie sur “La Flûte enchantée de Mozart”, op.54 Andante – Moderato – Allegro – Lento – Andantino – Allegro vivo Fantasie sur “La Flûte enchantée de Mozart”, op.54 Andante – Moderato – Allegro – Lento – Andantino – Allegro vivo Christoph Willibald von Gluck: Melodie from “Orfeo ed Euridice” (Dance of the Blessed Spirits) Melodie from “Orfeo ed Euridice” (Dance of the Blessed Spirits) Niccolò Paganini: I Palpiti, Op.13 Sergei Prokofiev: The love for three oranges. Op.33, March Richard Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier, Op.59: Sequences of Waltzes George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, DuBose Heyward, Dorothy Heyward: Porgy and Bess My Man’s Gone Now; Bess, You Is My Woman Now; It Ain’t Necessarily So; Tempo Di Blues Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov: Sadko Hindoo Song (Song of India) Jenö Hubay: Carmen (Bizet) – Fantasie brillante Carmen (Bizet) – Fantasie brillante I will illustrate with a few examples: First, here is the “Carmen Fantasia”, performed by Gil Shaham with Claudio Abbado conducting: https://youtu.be/FIaOyur3Qcw And next, here is Prokofiev’s “Love for three oranges” Op.33: https://youtu.be/EeYZK3cPubA Finally, here from Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess is Mr. Shaham with “It Ain’t Necessarily So”: https://youtu.be/RJvsxm4uPtE Tags: Gil Shaham, violinist, Fiddler of the Opera, Gershwin, Carmen, Bizet, Prokofiev