This is a new CD by German violinist Arabella Steinbacher.
“Fantasies, Rhapsodies and Daydreams”
Meditation (from Thaïs)
Havanaise, Op. 83
Introduction & Rondo capriccioso, Op. 28
Zigeunerweisen, Op. 20
The Lark Ascending
All performed by Arabella Steinbacher (violin), with Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo, Lawrence Foster conducting.
This collection is filled with great melodies from violinist Arabella Steinbacher in “Fantasies, Rhapsodies and Daydreams”.
Excellent virtuoso playing, bravura passagework and lovely melodies are balanced with wistful lyricism and sublime tone painting in this irresistible program of perennial favorites, played by the violinist Arabella Steinbacher with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo, conducted by Lawrence Foster.
“Great violinists like Heifetz, Kreisler, Menuhin … played virtuosic pieces in their concerts,” recalled Steinbacher in a recent interview. She lamented that such pieces are infrequently played owing to the perception that “…this kind of repertoire is ‘not serious enough’ which I find is really a pity and also not true.”
Here is Ms. Steinbacher, performing the Rondo from Beethoven’s Violin Concerto: