Tchaikovsky Complete Works for Violin & Piano
Sasha Rozhdestvensky, violin
Josiane Marfurt, piano
“He (Sasha Rozhdestvensky) belongs to the great line of outstanding artists. His approach and relationship to music and the violin is intense, highly sensitive and intelligent.” —violinist Ivry Gitlis
With this release, distinguished Russian violinist Sasha Rozhdestvensky and acclaimed Swiss pianist Josiane Marfurt offer the only available collection of P. I. Tchaikovsky’s music for violin and piano that can be considered truly “complete.”
The original score to the composer’s transcription of his early song for these instruments – Oh! Chante Encore, Op. 16, No. 4 – was long believed lost, until Rozhdestvensky discovered it recently at the National Library of France in Paris. This delightful and engaging work is offered here in its world premiere recording.
Rozhdestvensky’s playing is noted for its rare technical wizardry, gorgeous tone, and plenty of Russian “soul.” Emerging young pianist Marfurt is rapidly building a glowing reputation as both a top-tier soloist and chamber artist. As regular chamber partners, they form an ideal Tchaikovsky “team” – able to realize the composer’s distinctive melodic-harmonic beauty, lush sound and searing sentiment to perfection.
Sérénade Mélancolique, Op. 26
Valse-Scherzo, Op. 34
Souvenir d'un lieu cher Op. 42
- Méditation, No. 1
- Scherzo, No. 2
- Mélodie, Op. 42 No. 3
Humoresque, Op.10 No. 2
Andante funebre e doloroso ma con moto, Op. 30
Oh! Chante Encore! Op.16 No. 4* (Recording Premiere: Original Tchaikovsky Arrangement)