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Artist :Kyung Wha Chung (violin), Itamar Golan (piano)
Title : Souvenirs: A collection of favourite violin pieces


RELEASE DATE : 7.June. 2019
FORMAT :Vinyl 
CAT NO : PWC2L-0004
BARCODE : 8809355974781


Recorded: Aug 1998, No.1 Studio Abbey Road London 
Producer: Christopher Raeburn 
Balance Engineer : Jonathan Stokes 
Editors: Ian Watson & Jenni Whiteside


• From the original masters of Warner Music.
• Audiophile analogue mastering by Thorsten Scheffner at Organic Music
• 180g audiophile virgin vinyl pressed by Pallas Group GmbH in Germany
• First time ever on vinyl record.


Chung dispatches her 19 souvenirs with endearing candour and a refreshing lack of affectation. The Four Romantic Pieces are intimate and lightly brushed... Szymanowski’s fragrant Nocturne sings to a shimmering accompaniment, recalling Roxana’s exotic vocal lines in King Roger, though there’s an upbeat, quasi-Spanish central section and a highly flammable Tarantella to follow that puts the excellent Itamar Golan through his pace. Stravinsky is represented by the wistful ‘Dithyrambe’ from his Duo concertant, played with an appropriate sense of stillness, and Bach by an expressive account of the ubiquitous ‘Air’ from the Third Orchestral Suite. It’s nice to have Rachmaninov’s Op.6 pieces on board, the first sounding like a near-relation of Schumann’s D minor Piano Trio, the second – a racy ‘Hungarian Dance’ - performed here with genuine swagger. Beau soir is suitably smoky, Le petit Ane blanc suavely charming and Golan’s perky playing 4’06” into Zigeurnerweisen confirms that he is no ‘mere’ accompanist. With excellent sound and a generous playing time, this disc makes for a relaxing – and at times extremely rewarding – listening experience. Gramophone

Souvenirs: A collection of favourite violin pieces

  • Track List

    Side 1
    1. Humoreske In G Flat, Op. 101 No. 7 (Antonín Dvořák)
    2. Romantic Pieces, Op. 75: No. 1 (Antonín Dvořák)
    3. Romantic Pieces, Op. 75: No. 2 (Antonín Dvořák)
    4. Romantic Pieces, Op. 75: No. 3 (Antonín Dvořák)
    5. Romantic Pieces, Op. 75: No. 4 (Antonín Dvořák)
    Side 2
    1. Notturno E Tarantella, Op. 28: Notturne (Karol Szymanowski)
    2. Notturno E Tarantella, Op. 28: Tarantella (Karol Szymanowski)
    3. Suite No. 3 In D, BWV 1068: II. Air (Johann Sebastian Bach)
    4. Duo Concertant V: V. Dithyrambe (Igor Stravinsky)
    5. Le petit Ane blanc (Jacques Ibert)
    Side 3
    1. Schon Rosmarin (Fritz Kreisler)
    2. Caprice Viennois (Fritz Kreisler)
    3. Tamborin Chinois (Fritz Kreisler)
    4. Ave Maria (Franz Schubert)
    5. Romance, Op. 6 No. 1 (Sergei Rachmaninov)
    Side 4
    1. Dance Hongroise, Op. 6 No. 2 (Sergei Rachmaninov)
    2. 'Thais': Meditation (Jules Massenet)
    3. Beau Soir (Claude Debussy)
    4. Zigeunerweigen, Op. 20 (Pablo de Sarasate)

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