...for violin solo

The 'Erlkönig', an experiment at the limits of the violin's abilities...:

Andreas Lucke, violin

sound samples

order no. CCD 111
EAN 4028183001115

about this recording:
The sound of a melodious instrument on its own, unaccompanied by the musical background or covering effect of a piano, an orchestra or a chamber music group; all in one, dependent only on the harmonious sound of the instrument and the virtuosity of its player; alone, yet filling a room - that is music for solo violin. And the violinist Andreas Lucke does not vainly use the technical subtleties and difficulties of these works to promote himself; instead he has courage and strength enough to explore the deeper dimensions of this music for the gentle listener.
sound samples (Windows Media):
Ysaye, Ballade - Ernst, Erlkönig - Lucke, Praeludium - Barkauskas, Scherzo - Wieniawski, Cadenza
"... Lucke's presentation demands highest respect because of its precision and its writing. Lucke manifests his ideas most clearly where he meets with the strongest musical resistance (Bach, Barkauskas, Ysaye). Here he is most convincing in outbalancing formal treatment and realisation by means of the violin ... a very recommendable recording..." (stereoplay 3/94)
Heinr. Wilh. Ernst (1814-1865): Der Erlkönig, Grande Caprice op. 26
Nathan Milstein (1903-1992): Paganiniana
J. S. Bach (1685-1750): Sonate Nr. 3 C-Dur BWV 1005
Eugene Ysaÿe (1858-1931): Sonate Nr. 3 ”Ballade” op. 27/3
Fritz Kreisler (1875-1962): Recitativo und Scherzo-Caprice op. 6
Gottfried Lucke (1922-1985): Praeludium
Vytautas Barkauskas (geb. 1931): Partita
Henri Wieniawski (1835-1880): La Cadenza

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