Category: Classical CD Reviews

Olivia De Prato, solo violin – Streya – New Focus 

Olivia De Prato, solo violin – Streya – New Focus 

Olivia De Prato, solo violin – Streya – New Focus FCR 193, 45:04 [3/2/18] ****: Olivia De Prato’s solo violin outing, the 45-minute Streya, is unconventional, idiosyncratic and eclectic. De Prato has previously been a member of John Zorn’s Arcana Orchestra (see 2014’s Fragmentations, Prayers and Interjections). That little bit of musical history should give […]

Ray Chen – The Golden Age – Decca

Ray Chen – The Golden Age – Decca

The Golden Age—Ray Chen plays works by Kreisler, Bruch, Debussy, Gershwin, Scott, and others. Ray Chen (violin), Julien Quentin (piano), London Philharmonic Orchestra, dir. Robert Trevino; Made in Berlin (quartet)—Decca 483-3852—53:26, *****: The promise of music from the “Golden Age” of violinists—namely by the likes of violinists such as Kreisler, Heifetz, and Joachim and composers […]