Violinists Adele Anthony and Gil Shaham unveil their shared passion for the music of Spanish composer and violinist Pablo de Sarasate (1844-1908) with a new recording, available today, on Shaham’s own Canary Classics label. Adele, who makes her debut on the label with this recording, and Gil recorded Sarasate: Virtuoso Violin Works after a number of “centenary celebration” performances dedicated to Sarasate’s music, including a November concert at New York’s Lincoln Center , broadcast live on public television, and in “¡Sarasateada!”, a series of Sarasate concerts in Valladolid, Spain. The new recording showcases the enormous appeal of Sarasate’s dance- and song-inspired works, as well as the music’s sometimes hair-raising technical challenges.
The Zapateado is a Spanish dance, which inspired a short work by Sarasate that is the eighth track on the new album (a full track list follows below), as well as being the music bed for the video. Watch closely for special guest appearances by renowned (and less well-known) luminaries from the classical music world.
Sarasate – Virtuoso Violin Works
¡Sarasateada! Valladolid 2008
Gil Shaham, violin; Adele Anthony, violin; Akira Eguchi, piano
Orquesta Sinfónica de Castilla y León*/Alejandro Posada, conductor
Canary Classics: CC07