Recuerdos - Augustin Hadelich

Recuerdos - Augustin Hadelich

0190296309571 (Warner Classics, CD)

FIRST RELEASE (26 August 2022)

Playing time: 79'55"
Tracks: 12
Booklet pages: 17
℗ 2022 Westdeutscher Rundfunk Cologne
© 2022 Parlophone Records Limited
Main country of recording: Germany
Reviewer: Geoff Pearce
Review of Recuerdos - Augustin Hadelich published on 22 August 2022

Augustin Hadelich, violin
WDR Sinfonieorchester
Cristian Măcelaru, conductor

Pablo de Sarasate (1844–1908) after Georges Bizet (1838-1875):

Carmen Fantasy Op 25
1 Introduction: Allegro moderato
2 Moderato
3 Lento assai
4 Allegro moderato
5 Moderato

Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953):

Violin Concerto No 2 in G minor, Op 63
6 Allegro moderato
7 Andante assai
8 Allegro ben marcato

Benjamin Britten (1913-1976):

Violin Concerto in D minor, Op 15
9 Moderato con moto – Agitato – Tempo primo –
10 Vivace – Animando – Largamente –
11 Passacaglia – Andante lento (Un poco meno mosso)

Francisco Tárrega (1852-1909), arranged for solo violin by Ruggiero Ricci:

12 Recuerdos de la Alhambra

Recorded 29 and 31 May, 1 June, 30 August-1 September and 14-18 September 2021 at the Philharmonie, Köln, Germany.

A subtle and profound Spanish theme runs through Recuerdos – meaning 'Memories'. Violinist Augustin Hadelich, whose 2021 Warner Classics release of Bach's Solo Sonatas and Partitas brought him his fourth nomination for a Grammy Award, has conceived an album that unites three works for violin and orchestra and a piece originally written for solo guitar. For Britten's Violin Concerto, Prokofiev's Violin Concerto No 2 and Sarasate's Carmen Fantasy he is joined by the WDR Sinfonieorchester and its Chief Conductor, Cristian Măcelaru; he remains alone for Ruggero Ricci's arrangement of Tárrega's shimmering Recuerdos de la Alhambra.