Sciarrino, Tartini, Berio & Paganini: Violin Works Michael Barenboim
- Salvatore Sciarrino (1947 - ): 6 Capricci:
- 1No. 1, Vivace01:24
- 2No. 2, Andante04:44
- 3No. 3, Assai agitato01:36
- 4No. 4, Volubile03:37
- 5No. 5, Presto03:39
- 6No. 6, Con brio06:05
- Giuseppe Tartini (1692 - 1770): Violin Sonata in G Minor, Bg. 5 "Devil's Trill" (Version for Solo Violin):
- 7I. Larghetto affectuoso05:43
- 8II. Tempo giusto della Scuola Tartinista05:57
- 9III. Sogni dellautore. Andante, allegro assai05:31
- Luciano Berio (1925 - 2003):
- 10Sequenza VIII13:51
- Niccolò Paganini (1782 - 1840): 24 Caprices for Solo Violin, Op. 1, MS 25:
- 11No. 1 in E Major. Andante01:57
- 12No. 6 in G Minor. Lento05:50
- 13No. 17 in E-Flat Major. Sostenuto andante04:13
- 14No. 16 in G Minor. Presto01:35
- 15No. 9 in E Major. Allegretto02:53
- 16No. 24 in A Minor. Tema con variazioni - Quasi presto04:44
Info for Sciarrino, Tartini, Berio & Paganini: Violin Works
After his debut solo album with music by Bach, Bartók and Boulez, Michael Barenboim’s second album is also dedicated to works for solo violin and features compositions by Salvatore Sciarrino, Giuseppe Tartini, Luciano Berio, and Niccolò Paganini, sketching a short history of Italian solo violin literature.
The four works seem very heterogenous at first glance but what unites them is their rich technical and stylistic spectrum. The juxtaposition of traditional and contemporary music works creates an inimitable sound cosmos and makes the works by Tartini and Paganini sound incredibly modern alongside 20thcentury music. Michael Barenboim creatively navigates the sometimes obsessive and diabolical elements of the works and creates an inspired and unique interpretation.
"A second beautiful disc from Barenboim, played with daring and warmth. The all-Italian music explores virtuosity in order to look beyond the notes." (Sunday Times)
Michael Barenboim, violin
Recorded June 2017 at the Jesus-Christus-Kirche Berlin
lets music, in its diverse and enduring ways, speak for itself through his violin. Born in Paris and brought up in Berlin, with studies at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Rostock under Axel Wilczok and at L’Université Paris-Sorbonne in philosophy, Barenboim knows no language or artistic boundaries.
Alongside his commitment to the core repertoire of the classical and romantic periods, Barenboim is deeply invested in contemporary music. His performance of Schönberg’s Violin Concerto with Wiener Philharmoniker deserves a special mention, as he was the soloist in the orchestra’s first performance of the piece. He has also recorded this concerto with the orchestra and his father, Daniel Barenboim, conducting.
Barenboim celebrates a long history of collaboration with the late Pierre Boulez. At the celebrations of Boulez’s 90th birthday in 2015, he performed several of the composer’s works at the Berliner Philharmonie, Konzerthaus Dortmund, Londons Barbican Centre, Opéra National de Paris and Salzburger Festspiele. He continues to perform these pieces regularly in his recitals and recently recorded both Anthèmes 1 and 2 for a new recording to be released this season by Accentus.
His 2016/17 season brings him further international debuts, including Gürzenich-Orchester Köln, for the orchestra’s season opening concert, BBC Philharmonic and Philharmonia orchestras and Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg, as well as returns to Komische Oper Berlin, Deutsche Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz and Orchestre Philharmonique de Nice. While on tour in Asia, he performs in concert with the Shanghai and Guangzhou symphony orchestras and makes his recital debut in Tokyo, at the Musashino Cultural Foundation. With the Boulez Ensemble, he also performs at New Yorks Carnegie Hall; in Berlin, for the opening of the Boulez Saal; and at the Wiener Konzerthaus.
Last seasons highlights included a season-long residency with Orchestre symphonique de Bretagne, debuts with Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia (under Antonio Pappano), Orquesta Nacional de España (under Juanjo Mena), Auckland Philharmonia and Los Angeles Chamber orchestras, as well as a tour with Deutsche Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz and Karl-Heinz Steffens, with whom he often works in concert. Barenboim also made his orchestral debut in Berlin, with Komische Oper Orchestra, and gave several solo recitals in Australia, including at the Sydney Opera House.
Chamber music is an important focus for Barenboim and he is a founding member of the Erlenbusch Quartet and a frequent guest at such festivals as Rheingau Musik, Beethovenfest Bonn, Lucerne, Jerusalem and Verbier. Barenboim performs more regularly this season with his pianist mother Elena Bashkirova and cellist Julian Steckel, appearing together at Munichs Herkulessaal der Residenz, Brussels Palais des Beaux Arts, Paris Cité de la Musique and the Lucerne Festival.
Parallel to his solo concert and recital performances, Barenboim also serves as concertmaster with the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra and cultivates a continuous and strong involvement in educational activities. He regularly coaches chamber music in the newly founded Barenboim-Said Academy and has given masterclasses in Spain, Australia and New Zealand.