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GEN 11203 15.4.2011
Edition: Un!erhört
18.90 €

Grigorij Krein (1879-1957)  
Violin Sonata in G major, Op. 11
Grigorij Krein  
Poème, Op. 25
Grigorij Krein  
Two Pieces on Yakutian Themes
Samuil Feinberg (1890-1962)  
Violin Sonata, Op. 46
   

Grigorij Krein. Samuil Feinberg


Violin Sonatas

Where are these ethereal sounds coming from? These eruptions of temperament and gushing vivid color? Only a very few of those who listen to Ilona Then-Bergh and Michael Schäfer playing on their new GENUIN CD in the un(!)erhört series will know who the composers Samuil Feinberg and Grigorij Krein were. But you can surrender yourself to their music, even if you do not know that the two fabulous Munich musicians are presenting here two Russian grandmasters of the first half of the last century. From Krein's wildly effervescent, pre-revolutionary violin sonata to his impressionistic Poème and the strident Epilog by Feinberg – every movement, indeed every moment, an exciting discovery!

Fanfare
"Then-Bergh produces from her instrument a strong but dusky and nuanced tone well suited to express the rhapsodic meanderings of Krein’s first movement, with its surges to climactic passages; Schäfer possesses the strength for the music’s thunder in the second movement."
Review in the magazine "Fanfare", November/December 2011