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Label:
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Serial:
  2L-034-SACD
Title:
  Strauss, Enescu: Violin Sonatas - Holthe, Aspaas
Description:
  Richard Strauss: Sonata in E flat major Op. 18, George Enescu: Sonata in A minor Op. 25

Kolbjørn Holthe (violin)
Tor Espen Aspaas (piano)
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Genre:
  Classical - Chamber
Content:
  Stereo/Multichannel
Media:
  Hybrid
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Site review by Polly Nomial April 12, 2007
Performance:   Sonics:  
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Site review by Castor April 1, 2007
Performance:   Sonics:    
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Site review by akiralx March 26, 2007
Performance:   Sonics:  
Outstanding coupling in excellent sound, with both instruments ideally balanced. The Strauss was composed around the time of his early tone poems and is an agreeable piece, if hardly ranking among his best works. Holthe and Aspaas play superbly - the competition here is clearly Chung and Zimerman on DG, but comparisons are not in any way to the detriment of the newcomers, and their recording is more ideal.

The Enescu is a rhapsodic work containing quarter tones in places, rather amorphous alongside the Strauss but still enjoyable, even if it doesn't quite hold the attention as well. One simply enjoys the melodic cells rather than waiting for big melodies - and as violin playing this performance is really top notch. Recommended.

 
Works: 2  

George Enescu - Sonata in A minor Op. 25
Richard Strauss - Violin Sonata in E flat major, TrV 151 Op. 18