Virtuoso Dances

Virtuoso Dances

EPRC 0037 LINUS ROTH & JOSÉ GALLARDO

Virtuoso Dances

2020... Sitting at home with no performances ahead brought Linus Roth back to his notebooks, in which he had been jotting down random musical ideas over the course of many years. One of them that suddenly struck him, was an idea for a recording programme made up of some of his most beloved pieces for violin and piano, all of which had in common both a virtuoso character and that they were all dances. What better way to lift the spirits than with dance music? Linus called his long term musical partner, pianist José Gallardo and five weeks later, they had the remarkable opportunity to record the album in the visually stunning and acoustically unique Library of the former monastery in Ochsenhausen, Germany, home of the Music Academy of Baden-Württemberg.

Tracklist

1. Romanian Folk Dances Jocul cu bata (Stick Dance) (01:29) - B. Bartok
2. Romanian Folk Dances Braul (Sash Dance) (00:33) - B. Bartok
3. Romanian Folk Dances Topogo / Pe loc (In One Spot) (01:17) - B. Bartok
4. Romanian Folk Dances Bucsumi tanc / Budiumeana (Dance from Buscum) (01:25) - B. Bartok
5. Romanian Folk Dances Roman polka / Poarga Romaneasca (Romanian Polka) (00:32) - B. Bartok
6. Romanian Folk Dances Aprozo / Maruntel (Fast Dance) (00:59) - B. Bartok
7. Divertimento Sinfonia (06:53) - I. Stravinsky
8. Divertimento Danse Suisse (04:58) - I. Stravinsky
9. Divertimento Scherzo (03:15) - I. Stravinsky
10. Divertimento Pas de deux - Adagio (03:33) -I. Stravinsky
11. Divertimento Variation (01:04) - I. Stravinsky
12. Divertimento Coda (02:25) - I. Stravinsky
13. Le Grand Tango (08:46) - A. Piazzolla
14. Hungarian Dances No. 17 (04:12) - J. Brahms
15. Hungarian Dances No. 2 (02:58) - J. Brahms
16. Hungarian Dances No. 4 (04:37) - J. Brahms
17. Hungarian Dances No. 5 (02:33) - J. Brahms
18. Polonaise de Concert, Op. 4 (05:50) - H. Wieniawski
19. La Ronde des Lutins, Op. 25 (05:45) - A. Bazzini
20. Notturno et Tarantella, Op. 28 (11:35) - K. Szymanovski

Virtuoso Dances