Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Hubay: Violin Concertos Nos. 1 and 2, Etc

“…Hanslip's radiant artistry and phrasal sensitivity is highly seductive. …witness her first entry in the Second Concerto which is shaped with exquisite finesse. Devoted support from Andrew Mogrelia and the Bournemouth SO and well-balanced engineering rounds out a splendid release.” --BBC Music Magazine, November 2009 *****

“Chloë Hanslip's generous sweetness of tone is well displayed here, with good support from the orchestra. She is also more than a match for all the virtuoso fireworks that Hubay throws at his soloist in the vigorous fiddling of the finales and in two of the once very popular Scènes de la Csárda.” --Gramophone Magazine, November 2009

Eugen Huber, born in Budapest in 1858, changed his name to Jenő Hubay when he was 21 in a conscious adoption of Hungarian nationalism. He did indeed do much for Hungarian music, as a violin virtuoso, as a teacher of violinists including Szigeti, and as director of the Budapest Academy from 1919, though by then the late-Romantic, Brahmsian attitudes he had inherited from his own teacher Joachim brought him into sharp conflict with Kodály and especially Bartók. He had also spent a fruitful period working with Vieuxtemps in Brussels.

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