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Secret Love Letters - Lisa Batiashvili
00289 486 0462 (Deutsche Grammophon, CD)
FIRST RELEASE (23 September 2022)
Booklet pages: 20
℗ 2022 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH
© 2022 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH
Main country of recording: United States of America
Reviewer: Gerald Fenech
Review of Secret Love Letters - Lisa Batiashvili published on 21 September 2022
Lisa Batiashvili, violin
Giorgi Gigashvili, piano (tracks 1-4)
Philadelphia Orchestra (tracks 5 and 6)
Yannick Nézet-Séguin, conductor (tracks 5 and 6), piano (track 7)
César Franck (1822-1890):
Sonata for Violin and Piano in A, FWV 8
1 Allegretto ben moderato
3 Recitativo-Fantasia. Ben moderato – Molto lento – a tempo moderato
4 Allegretto poco mosso
Karol Szymanowski (1882-1937):
5 Concerto for Violin and Orchestra No 1, Op 35 (with cadenza by Paweł Kochański)
Ernest Chausson (1855-1899):
6 Poème Op 25 for violin and orchestra
Claude Debussy (1862-1918), arranged for violin and piano by Jascha Heifetz:
7 Beau soir, L 6 (84)
'What would human life be like', asks Lisa Batiashvili, 'without this range of emotions and feelings which we feel cannot be shared with anyone?' Her new album celebrates the fine art of concealment, of holding private passions just beneath the surface until they erupt. In this, her first recording with a US orchestra, she is joined by The Philadelphia Orchestra and its inspirational music director Yannick Nézet-Séguin – with whom she has performed live many times – as well as by young Georgian pianist Giorgi Gigashvili. Together they embark on a journey that spans Szymanowski, Chausson, Franck and Debussy.
Recorded in April 2022 at Teldex Studio, Berlin, Germany (Franck) and
in January 2022 at the Academy of Music on the Kimmel Cultural Campus, Philadelphia, USA (other works).