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She begin playing piano at the age of three, studying in Yokohama Japan, then Tokyo, then Germany. Her concert tours have taken her throughout Europe, Japan, Russia and the U.S. This CD features the Romantic Period works of Mendelssohn, Schumann and Liszt.
While the Harp Concertos has a place in my heart and my regular listening, this CD of Violin Sonatas is my "delight of the week." Both for the stength of the duo (the regularly recital together), and the great contrast between the works, to give a real cross-section of this Violin/Piano Sonata genre.
1876 was the year that Wagner premiered his Ring cycle. Wagner had not only declared the symphonic form "dead," but said that anyone who attempted it after Beethoven must be insane. Despite his own insecurities, Brahms prooved himself up to the task!
Suites, preludes, and a Rhapsody that was published after his death; played by two seasoned recitalists with international credentials and experience.
I hope you enjoy these, and I look forward to opening more "new" music for you next week!