| Twentieth Century Romantic
Works for Violin and Piano
Titanic Records is pleased to announce the release of “Twentieth
Century Romantic”. This exciting debut collaboration presents distinctive
performances of works by Elgar, Busoni, and Prokofiev composers
who embraced the rich musical, cultural, and philosophical complexity
of the late19th and early 20th Centuries. Edward Elgar's (1857-1934)
Sonata for Violin and Piano, composed just after World War I, is
a brocaded, red-velvet portrayal of regret and loss. The heartfelt
melodies soar and sob in a mournful, impassioned reverie of Victoriana.
The Sonata No. 1 in E Minor Op. 29 by Ferruccio Busoni (1866-1924)
is a passionate and often intense work with driving, Beethoven-inspired
rhythm and directness in contrast to the nostalgic longing of the
Elgar work. Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953) composed the Five Melodies
for Violin and Piano in 1925. This haunting lyrical work, originally
a vocalise, conveys a darkly exotic Romanticism.
Violinist Gerald Itzkoff plays in the first violin section of the
Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. A distinguished soloist and chamber
musician, Mr. Itzkoff has recorded on the CRI, Gasparo, and GM labels.
Pianist Philip Amalong, a soloist and chamber player whose recordings
and performances have garnered worldwide acclaim, has recorded previously
for the Albany and Eroica labels.
You may now purchase this title through our U.S. distributor, Albany
Music Distributors, Inc., by telephone at 1-800-752-1951 or 518-436-8814
or by fax at 518-436-0643 (major credit cards accepted).