Four Substantial Works for Solo Violin and Orchestra Feature Fischer with Her Long-Term Colleague, Yakov Kreizberg
Violinist Julia Fischer follows her extraordinary Grammy®-nominated recording of the Paganini Caprices with this contrasting album of impressionistic and poetic works for solo violin and orchestra. Comprised of four substantial works by a multinational list of composers, Julia displays not only her technique and gorgeous tone but also her lyrical abilities. Julia is joined by her long-time collaborator Yakov Kreizberg who leads the Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra. The album will be released on May 3, 2011.
Since being signed to Decca Classics Julia has successfully recorded concerti by Bach (an album which debuted as the highest-selling classical debut in iTunes history) and an album of the Paganini Caprices which was nominated for a Grammy®. After albums of Baroque music and fiendishly difficult solo repertoire, Julia turns her attention to the more lyrical side of her playing and her expressive palate of tone colors. Comprising four substantial pieces, this unique program is headed by Suk’s virtuosic Fantasy, a mini-concerto that is now justifiably finding its way into the concert repertoire. It is accompanied by two well-known tone poems – the elegant Poème by Chausson and the English pastoral The Lark Ascending by Vaughan Williams. The album is completed by Respighi’s Poema autunnale (of which there are only a few other recordings in the catalog), making the program truly multinational.