HENRI VIEUXTEMPS (1820-1881): Works for Violin and Orchestra - Fantaisie, Op. 21 “Souvenir de Russie”, Old England, Op. 42, Duo brilliant for Violin, Cello and Orchestra, Op. 39 (Oleg Bogatyrev [cello]), Andante et rondo, Op. 29, Variations on a Theme from Bellini’s “Il pirata”, Op. 6, Hommage à Paganini, Op. 9.
Catalogue Number: 06V026
Description: All but the Paganini homage are orchestrations of violin-and-piano originals, the highlights being the Duo brillant, Op. 39 – a dramatic and expressive 14-minute mini double concerto for violin and cello, the bravura caprice Old England and the Air varié with its rich lyricism, four variations and dashing coda. Reto Kuppel (violin), Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra; Marcus Bosch.