AUDIO SAMPLES

Miklós Rózsa

The Complete Music for Solo Violin
Isabella Lippi - Violin
John Novacek - Piano
1 - 17 Variations On A Hungarian Peasant Song,
Opus 4
18 Hungarian Peasant Song And Dance,
Opus 5: Molto tranquillo
19 Hungarian Peasant Song And Dance,
Opus 5: Allegro giusto
20 Hungarian Peasant Song And Dance,
Opus 5: Andante sostenuto
21 Hungarian Peasant Song And Dance,
Opus 5: Allegro gioscoso
22 Duo, Opus 7: Tranquillo: Allegro moderato
23 Duo, Opus 7: Allegretto capriccioso
24 Duo, Opus 7: Largo doloroso
25 Duo, Opus 7: Allegro vivo e giusto
26 Sonata For Solo Violin, Opus 40:
I. Allegro moderato: II: Canzone con variazioni
27 Sonata For Solo Violin, Opus 40: Andante
28 Sonata For Solo Violin, Opus 40: Poco animato
29 Sonata For Solo Violin, Opus 40: Ancora piu mosso
30 Sonata For Solo Violin, Opus 40: Piu lento
31 Sonata For Solo Violin, Opus 40: Presto
32 Sonata For Solo Violin, Opus 40: Allegro
33 Sonata For Solo Violin, Opus 40: Piu lento
34 Sonata For Solo Violin, Opus 40: Tempo primo
35 Sonata For Solo Violin, Opus 40: III Finale
 
 
 

 

 

"Isabella Lippi is a highly expressive soloist. She tackles the many fiendishly animated passages with great panache but also displays a keen understanding of the music's pastoral colouring and darkly romantic fervour. Sympathetic support from her accompanist and clear; warm sound all help to make this CD a fine and following the sand news of the composer's recent death, a regrettably timely addition to Koch's Rózsa series."
~ Gramophone

"Displaying no evidence of the labors required to give birth to these often tortuous works, Lippi seduces you with her efforless agility and her impassioned soulfulness. Novacek plays his part with equal fervor and a fluid touch. The Duo's playing is heard through a superbly transparent window on the instruments, portraying the righ body and natural sheen of the violin as well as the crystal-clear overtones of the piano. This recording takes a place among the very best violin/piano I have heard. Rózsa, who passed away shortly after this recording was made, is quoted as saying that it is all he could have hoped for. I share his sentiment"
~ Stereophile

"Isabella Lippi is a fabulous violinist. Though this music sounds natural on the violin, I know that it is extremely difficult to play all the perfect-interval double-stops in tune. Lippi, is one of the first of the current crop of young violinists from around Chicago who have worked with Almita and Roland Vamos (others include Rachel Barton and Jennifer Ko). They all have great instruments, play with seriousness and confidence, have extremely strong technique, and have won high honors in every major competition in the world. This recording is a perfect introduction to the chamber music of Rózsa. I hope that there are more to follow."
~ American Record Guide

"Lippi is a young Chicago-born artist who takes the technical challenges of this music in stride. I have not heard the Lefkowitz recording of the solo sonata but I find it hard to imagine it being done with more bravura, fine intonation, and confident strength that Lippi provides... Highly recommended to violin fans and collectors who take Rózsa's film and concert music seriously."
~ Fanfare Magazine

   
 
 
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