Grieg: Violin Sonatas Duo Cammarano-Deljavan
- Edvard Grieg (1843-1907): Violin Sonata No. 1 in F Major, Op. 8:
- 1I. Allegro con brio09:57
- 2II. Allegretto quasi andantino05:40
- 3III. Allegro molto vivace09:53
- Violin Sonata No. 2 in G Major, Op. 13:
- 4I. Lento doloroso. Allegro vivace10:22
- 5II. Allegretto tranquillo07:29
- 6III. Allegro animato06:24
- Violin Sonata No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 45:
- 7I. Allegro molto ed appassionato10:23
- 8II. Allegretto espressivo alla romanza07:57
- 9III. Allegro animato08:40
Info for Grieg: Violin Sonatas
The 3 Violin Sonatas by Edvard Grieg are a mixture of German and Austrian traditions with the Nordic folk. The experience at the Leipzig Conservatory, where the strong influence of Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy and Robert Schumann was felt, and the trips to Italy, especially Rome, where Grieg met Franz Liszt, contributed greatly to the formation of the style of the Norwegian composer. Similarly of crucial importance were the years he spent in Copenhagen where he completed his studies under the guidance of the Danish composer Niels W. Gade.
The complete Sonatas for violin and piano are included in this album signed by the well-matched duo Cammarano-Deljavan.
"Cammarano and Deljavan have a very different vision. They offer Grieg on a grand scale. This is passionate music, played aggressively. They bring these sonatas into the world of Grieg’s String Quartet, with brooding, double-stopped romanticism." (Richard Kraus, Music-web International)
"Commendable, thoughtful readings, rising to the various challenges of the fast movements and responding well to the abundant lyricism in the slower ones. Their characterisation [and] expansive expressive range are especially admirable." (Robin Stowell, The Strad)
Daniela Cammarano, violin
Alessandro Deljavan, piano
graduated with High honors and Magna Laude as a student of Maestro Gigino Maestri at the Conservatorio Giuseppe Verdi of Milan in 2002.
She played as soloist with many orchestras around the world (Filarmonica Sibiu, Botosani Orchestra botosani, Filarmonica Milano...) and with conductors as Gelmetti, Khun, Rath and many others... Recent highlights have included concerts in chamber groups in Italy (Parco della musica / Roma, Musica insieme/Bologna, Società dei concerti/Milano, Amici della musica/Firenze...) and worldwide (Argentina, France, Egypt, Greece, Swiss, Romenia, Sweden, Spain, Japan, Korea...). Her collaborations included renowned artists as A. Carbonare, P. Gulda, B. Canino, G. Pieranunzi, K. Bogino... She has been 1st violinist of the Quartetto di Fiesole.
Daniela Cammarano has recorded for OnClassical, Brilliant Classics, Decca/Universal, ÆVEA. Daniela is currently a professor at the 'A. Scontrino' Conservatory in Trapani.
began studying piano before he was two years old, and went on to win top prizes at national and international competitions as a child and teenager. He has since performed in the major cities of Italy, as well as in Argentina, Colombia, France, Germany, Greece, Poland, Slovakia, Switzerland, and the United States, and with the Haydn Orchester, as well as the Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra.
He has recorded the works of Alkan, Brahms, Busoni, Cramer, Rubinstein, Satie, Schubert, and Schumann for the Naxos/Grand Piano, Brilliant, OnClassical, Piano Classics, and Stradivarius labels. He will also be featured alongside Evgeny Kissin, Antonio Pappano, and Charles Rosen in a film about Liszt, produced and broadcast by Italian RAI TV.
An avid chamber musician, he has performed with the Sine Nomine Quartet, the Takàcs Quartet, and the Orchestra Sinfonica Verdi, with which he also conducted. He plays regularly with his violinist partner Daniela Cammarano as well.
Deljavan makes his home in Pescara, Italy, and is currently a Theo Lieven Scholar at the Conservatory of Lugano.
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