Sarah Chang violin
Sandra Rivers piano
Producer: Elizabeth Ostrow / Post-production Producer: John Fraser
Engineer: Tom Lazurus / Editor: Bob Whitney
Cover photograph: Enrico Ferorelli / Cover design: Emil Micha
Recorded at the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, New York, March 16, 19-20, and April 16, 1991.
(P) 1992 Angel Records.
(C) 2019 Universal Music Limited.
Her tone is pliant and imaginatively modulated, whilst every purely mechanical aspect of her technique seems to be already fully formed. None of the formidable demands of the Sarasate Carmen Fantasy (heard in Zino Francescatti’s edition) challenge her in any degree; (...) this is an astonishing disc. Sarah Chang’s playing will enthral and captivate in equal measure. I can do little more than echo Sir Yehudi Menuhin’s observation: “Sarah is the most ideal violinist I have ever heard” - I would urge you to hear this disc as a matter of priority.
Sarasate (ed. Francescatti):
1. Concert Fantasy on Carmen, Op. 25
Allegro Moderato / 1st Movement: Moderato / 2nd Movement: Lento assai / 3rd Movement: Allegro moderato / 4th Movement: Moderato
2. Salut d’amour, Op. 12
3. La Capricieuse, Op. 17 (ed. Heifetz)
Khachaturian (ed. Heifetz)
4. Sabre Dance form Gayane
5. Tempo di Minuetto in the Style of Pugnani
1. Caprice No. 1 Op. 1
2. Caprice No. 15 Op. 1
Chopin (arr. Milstein)
3. Nocturne No. 20 Op. post.
Shostakovich (arr. Zyganow)
4. Prelude No. 10 Op. 34
5. Prelude No. 15 Op. 34
Gershwin (trans. Heifetz)
6. It Ain’t Necessarily So from Porgy and Bess
Liszt (arr. Milstein)
7. Consolation No. 3
Tchaikovsky (ed. Galamian)
8. Melody in E flat, Op. 42/No. 3
Prokofiev (arr. Heifetz)
9. March from The Love for Three Oranges