Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst (1812-65) was one of the leading musicians of his day, a friend of Berlioz, Chopin, Liszt and Mendelssohn, and for Joseph Joachim 'the greatest violinist I ever heard'. But the popular encore pieces by which Ernst is remembered today represent only a fraction of his output. This second CD — in a series of six presenting his complete violin works for the first time — combines brilliant display and expressive melody: the Otello Fantasy and Rossini Variations show Ernst developing Paganini's inheritance, and the Boléro, Two Romances and Pensées fugitives show why he was such a favourite in Parisian salons.
Sherban Lupu, violin Ian Hobson, piano
Catalogue No: TOCC0138EAN/UPC: 5060113441386Release Date: 24.10.2011Composer: Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst Artists: Ian Hobson, Sherban Lupu
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Deux Romances, Op. 15 (c. 1841) https://d3i77y9w5vf4up.cloudfront.net/TOCC0138/TOCC0138t10.mp3
Souvenir du Pré aux Clercs: Grand Duo pour Piano et Violon (1834) https://d3i77y9w5vf4up.cloudfront.net/TOCC0138/TOCC0138t12.mp3
Pensées fugitives, par Heller et Ernst, Part I: Nos. 1–6 (c. 1839) https://d3i77y9w5vf4up.cloudfront.net/TOCC0138/TOCC0138t20.mp3
Variations brillantes sur un thème de Rossini, Op. 4 (c. 1829–30) https://d3i77y9w5vf4up.cloudfront.net/TOCC0138/TOCC0138t26.mp3
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