Editors’ Notes Vilde Frang and José Gallardo pay homage to the great violinists of the past and their flamboyant, even poignant, encores. Virtuosity aside, great melodies are the kings here—Gluck’s “Dance of the Blessed Spirits” is a thing of great beauty in Kreisler’s arrangement, and Jascha Heifetz’s version of a movement from Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet is dark and mischievous. And through Schumann’s soaring “Widmung” and Debussy’s seductive “La plus que lente,” both expertly transformed, Frang’s superlative musicianship shows how the humble encore can achieve true musical greatness.

SONG
La capricciosa
1
2:53
 
Myrthen, Op. 25: No. 1, Widmung (Arr. for Violin & Piano by Auer)
2
2:37
 
Mazurka in G Major, Op. 19 No. 1 "Obertass"
3
2:16
 
Orfeo ed Euricide, Wq. 30: Dance of the Blessed Spirits (Arr. for Violin & Piano by Kreisler)
4
2:57
 
Rosamunde, Op. 26, D. 797: Ballet Music (Arr. for Violin & Piano by Kreisler)
5
3:30
 
Tango
6
3:05
 
La plus que lente, L. 121 (Arr. for Violin & Piano by Roques)
7
4:37
 
Caprice in E-Flat Major (Alla saltarella), Op. 10 No. 10 [Arr. for Violin & Piano by Kreisler]
8
2:05
 
Étude in D-Flat Major, Op. 8 No. 10 (Arr. for Violin & Piano by Szigeti)
9
2:10
 
Rondino on a Theme by Beethoven
10
2:41
 
Gypsy Caprice
11
5:04
 
Slavonic Dance in E Minor, Op. 46 No. 2 (Arr. for Violin & Piano by Kreisler)
12
4:18
 
Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64: No. 12, Masks (Arr. for Violin & Piano by Heifetz)
13
2:05
 
Song without Words, Op. 62 No. 1 (Arr. for Violin & Piano by Kreisler)
14
2:39
 
Suite Española, Op. 47: III. Sevilla (Arr. for Violin & Piano by Heifetz)
15
4:32
 
Estrellita (Arr. for Violin & Piano by Heifetz)
16
3:17
 
Calabrese, Op. 34 No. 6
17
3:58
 

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