|Maurice Ravel||Violin Sonata In A Minor ‘Sonate Posthume’,
Berceuse Sur Le Nom De Fauré,
Sonata For Violin & Cello,
Deux Mélodies Hébraïques: Kaddisch,
Violin Sonata In G Major.
With Julian Steckel (Cello), Lena Neudauer (Violin), Paul Rivinius (Piano).
The young violinist Lena Neudauer captivated the international classical music scene with her recording of Schumann’s Complete Works for Violin and Orchestra (order no. 93.258).
On her new recording, she tackles the incredibly demanding violin works of Maurice Ravel. Accompanied by Paul Rivinius (piano) Lena Neudauer delivered a wonderful inspired interpretation of Ravel’s complete works for violin and piano
Especially noteworthy is Neudauer’s interpretation of the rarely performed “Habanera” – not to be confused with “Pièce en forme de Habanera”, originally a vocal etude that Ravel himself arranged for violin and piano. The current “Habanera” was composed in 1895 for two pianos, and later published together with “Entre cloches” under the title “Sites auriculaires” before ultimately being orchestrated to become as the third part of his “Rapsodie espagnole.” The current version is from the hand of Fritz Kreisler – a unique listening experience of an exceptionally well-travelled little piece!
For the recording of the sonata for violin and violoncello Julian Steckel (winner of the ARD music competition and the ECHO Klassik) is the congenial partner of Lena Neudauer.