Mihkel Kerem: Violin Sonatas

Catalogue No: TOCC0140
EAN/UPC: 5060113441409
Release Date: 23.04.2012
Composer: Mihkel Kerem
Artists: Mikk Murdvee, Sten Lassmann

The Estonian violinist Mihkel Kerem (born in Tallinn in 1981) is familiar as a performer in Britain as well as at home; he is also a prolific composer, with over one hundred works to his credit, three symphonies among them. Hardly surprisingly, he has written for his own instrument, including a concerto and these four sonatas — the First an astonishing achievement for a thirteen-year-old and the Second hardly less surprising from a fifteen-year-old composer. Kerem's style is powerful and direct, reminiscent of Prokofiev in its steely strength and motoric energy.

Mikk Murdvee, violin
Sten Lassmann, piano

1 review for Mihkel Kerem: Violin Sonatas

  1. :

    ‘Murdvee and Lassmann are excellent throughout, sophisticatedly communicative of phrase and tone and compelling champions for Kerem’s music. […]

    Sound quality is first-rate. The English-only notes are by Kerem himself, well written, informative and cordial. These are premiere recordings, and mark Kerem’s debut as a composer on CD. The first of many, surely.’

    —Byzantion, MusicWeb International

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