Schubert: Chamber Works Tasmin Little
- Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828): Violin Sonata in D Major, Op. 137 No. 1, D. 384:
- 1Violin Sonata in D Major, Op. 137 No. 1, D. 384: I. Allegro molto04:08
- 2Violin Sonata in D Major, Op. 137 No. 1, D. 384: II. Andante04:04
- 3Violin Sonata in D Major, Op. 137 No. 1, D. 384: III. Allegro vivace03:57
- Violin Sonata in A Minor, Op. 137 No. 2, D. 385:
- 4Violin Sonata in A Minor, Op. 137 No. 2, D. 385: I. Allegro moderato08:29
- 5Violin Sonata in A Minor, Op. 137 No. 2, D. 385: II. Andante06:56
- 6Violin Sonata in A Minor, Op. 137 No. 2, D. 385: III. Menuetto. Allegro02:05
- 7Violin Sonata in A Minor, Op. 137 No. 2, D. 385: IV. Allegro04:36
- Violin Sonata in G Minor, Op. 137 No. 3, D. 408:
- 8Violin Sonata in G Minor, Op. 137 No. 3, D. 408: I. Allegro giusto05:11
- 9Violin Sonata in G Minor, Op. 137 No. 3, D. 408: II. Andante04:51
- 10Violin Sonata in G Minor, Op. 137 No. 3, D. 408: III. Menuetto02:25
- 11Violin Sonata in G Minor, Op. 137 No. 3, D. 408: IV. Allegro moderato04:14
- Duo Sonata in A Major, Op. 162, D. 574:
- 12Duo Sonata in A Major, Op. 162, D. 574: I. Allegro moderato09:15
- 13Duo Sonata in A Major, Op. 162, D. 574: II. Scherzo. Presto03:59
- 14Duo Sonata in A Major, Op. 162, D. 574: III. Andantino04:22
- 15Duo Sonata in A Major, Op. 162, D. 574: IV. Allegro vivace04:58
- Rondo in B Minor, Op. 70, D. 895 "Rondo brillant":
- 16Rondo in B Minor, Op. 70, D. 895 "Rondo brillant": Andante -03:26
- 17Rondo in B Minor, Op. 70, D. 895 "Rondo brillant": Allegro - Più mosso10:48
- Fantasy in C Major, Op. 159, D. 934:
- 18Fantasy in C Major, Op. 159, D. 934: Andante molto -03:53
- 19Fantasy in C Major, Op. 159, D. 934: Allegretto -05:27
- 20Fantasy in C Major, Op. 159, D. 934: Andantino -10:55
- 21Fantasy in C Major, Op. 159, D. 934: Tempo I -01:21
- 22Fantasy in C Major, Op. 159, D. 934: Allegro vivace -03:01
- 23Fantasy in C Major, Op. 159, D. 934: Allegretto - Presto02:03
- Anonymous, Franz Schubert: Arpeggione Sonata in A Minor, D. 821:
- 24Arpeggione Sonata in A Minor, D. 821: I. Allegro moderato (Arr. for Cello & Piano)10:25
- 25Arpeggione Sonata in A Minor, D. 821: II. Adagio (Arr. for Cello & Piano)04:15
- 26Arpeggione Sonata in A Minor, D. 821: III. Allegretto (Arr. for Cello & Piano)08:26
- Franz Schubert:
- 27Piano Trio in E-Flat Major, Op. 148, D. 897 "Notturno"09:37
Info for Schubert: Chamber Works
The electrifying partnership of Tasmin Little and Piers Lane returns in this unique double-album featuring the complete works by Schubert for violin and piano, combined with the ‘Arpeggione’ Sonata and Adagio in E flat for piano trio, an unusual collection of highly emotional masterpieces. Little and Lane have enjoyed a long-standing collaboration both on stage and in recordings. They are joined by the cellist Tim Hugh, ‘a musician with a compelling insight into the creative urge behind the notes’ (The Times).
Schubert himself was a highly competent pianist and violinist, and his first pieces for violin and piano, composed when he was nineteen, have always been regarded as proper sonatas, although published as ‘sonatinas’ by Diabelli, perhaps because of their relative brevity.
There is little new to say about the monumental ‘Arpeggione’; but Schubert’s works for violin and piano are a treasured preparation for the immediacy found in both exuberant and anguished moments of this Sonata.
The Rondeau brillant, Fantasie, and Adagio are later pieces, making use of a valuable resource which was not a major ingredient in the early works: virtuosity. Gramophone has already praised the ‘complete understanding and spontaneity’ of the artists, who ‘bring moments of true musical virtuosity’ to their first album.
“...For Tasmin Little and Piers Lane’s Schubert works for violin and piano, an enthusiastic recommendation. Excellent notes and, as always, deep sound-stage and detailed recording from Chandos.” (Jerry Dubins, Fanfare)
"... Tasmin Little and Piers Lane tackle Schubert’s violin works with suave elegance. Lane’s passagework sparkles and gleams, often propelled by a forthright sense of the music’s equality between the two instruments. Little’s vibrato is varied cannily depending on the dictates of the more flighty elements of the music or its more communing slow movements. Ensemble, as one should expect of this partnership, is solid. I can point to any number of felicitous moments and phrases The two discs offer an interesting slant on these works and Potton Hall proves an estimable recording location once again." (Jonathan Woolf, MusicWeb-International)
Piers Lane, piano
Tasmin Little, violin
Timothy Hugh, cello
Tasmin has played with many of the world's greatest orchestras in a career that has taken her to every continent of the world. In addition to her regular solo performances, she has play/directed orchestras such as Royal Philharmonic, Seattle Symphony, London Mozart Players, English Chamber Orchestra, Norwegian Chamber, European Union Chamber Orchestra and Britten Sinfonia. In 2007/08 she joined the London Mozart Players as soloist and director in a tour of the UK which also featured her UK conducting debut.
As a concerto player, Tasmin's performances in the 2010/11 season took her twice back to the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam where she performed violin concerti by Loevendie and Prokofiev. Other performances in 2010/11 include concerts in Australia, New Zealand and Slovenia, London’s South Bank Centre as well as a Festival at Kings Place, London, entitled 'Tasmin Little and Friends: Violin Journeys'.
In 2008, Tasmin made her sixteenth appearance at the BBC Promenade Concerts in the Royal Albert Hall, London, in a performance of the Concerto for Violin and Horn by Dame Ethyl Smyth. She continues to champion seldom-performed repertoire, and has received critical acclaim as one of the few violinists to have mastered Ligeti's challenging violin concerto. Her 2003 tour with the Berlin Philharmonic and Sir Simon Rattle, during which she performed the concerto at the Proms, Berlin Philharmonie, the Salzburg Festival, New York's Carnegie Hall and Philadelphia's Kimmel Center, received unanimous critical acclaim ('the technical command was glorious' The Guardian; 'very beautiful' Berliner Morgenpost; 'a major violin talent' Philadelphia Inquirer; 'a formidable soloist' New York Times). In 2007 she returned to the work with the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra and at the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam.
In 2006, Tasmin was Artistic Director of her hugely successful 'Delius Inspired' Festival, which was broadcast for an entire week on BBC Radio 3 in July. An exciting range of events, ranging from orchestral concerts and chamber music to films and exhibitions, also reached 800 school children in an ambitious programme designed to widen interest in classical music for young people. She was Artistic Director of Spring Sounds Festival from 2008 until 2010.
Her discography reflects her wide-ranging repertoire and includes twenty-five recordings, ranging from Bruch and Brahms to Karlowicz and Arvo Pärt. In March 2009 she released the disc 'Partners in Time', her follow-up to The Naked Violin, and in Autumn 2010 her long-awaited recording of the Elgar violin concerto was released on the Chandos label to unanimous critical acclaim. The recording celebrated the 100th anniversary of the concerto’s premiere and included a re-creation of a special version of the accompanied cadenza.
Tasmin is an Ambassador for The Prince’s Foundation for Children and the Arts, is a Fellow of the Guildhall of Music and Drama, is President of ESTA (European String Teachers Association), an Ambassador for Youth Music, and has received Honorary Degrees from the Universities of Bradford, Leicester, Hertfordshire and City of London. In 2009, she received a prestigious Gold Badge Award for services to music.
She plays a 1757 Guadagnini violin and has, on kind loan from the Royal Academy of Music, the 'Regent' Stradivarius of 1708.