Yuri Revich - STEPS TROUGH THE CENTURIES
- 01 Benjamin Rota – Zum Beispiel
- 02 Wen Liu – Love Song
- 03 Christopher Caliendo – Violin Sonata No. 1 – Movement III
- 04 Kreisler – Tambourin Chinois op. 3
- 05 Barber – Sure on This Shining Night
- 06 Prokoviev – Dance of the Girls with Lilies (arr. S. Dushkin for violin and piano)
- 07 Debussy – Clair de Lune (arr. A. Roelens for violin and piano)
- 08 R. Strauss – Morgen, Op. 27, No. 4
- 09 Schubert – Gretchen am Spinrad, Op. 2, D. 118
- 10 Schubert – Auf dem Wasser, D. 774
- 11 Schubert – Die Forelle, D. 550
- 12 Paganini – La Campanella (arr. P. Kochanski for violin and piano)
- 13 Sarasate – Concert Fantasy on Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte, Op. 54 – Andante – Lento – Andantino – Allegro vivo
- 14 Pergolesi – Sonata No. 12 In E Major – I. Allegro – II. Adagio – III. Presto
- 15 Biber – Sonata No. 5 in E minor, C. 142
YURY REVICH – STEPS TROUGH THE CENTURIES
with Alejandro Picó-Leonís, piano and guest featuring Olga Filippova, harpsichord and Bibiana Nwoblio, soprano
Biber, Pergolesi, Sarasate, Paganini, Schubert, Strauss, Debussy, Prokofiev, Barber, Kreisler, Caliendo, Liu, Rota
Booklet in English, French and German.
Program notes by Joanna Wyld.
“The young violinist, who was awarded Young Artist of the Year at the 2015 International Classical Music Awards, finds the right tone for each piece of this varied program…”
Pizzicato – Remy Franck / 27 October 2015
“Yury Revich’s exciting journey through time.”
“It’s definitely no difficult task to travel through various periods of musical history with the violin. There is plenty of material for it, even if performing it is a bit more demanding. Furthermore, musical epochs are synonymous with different musical styles. Only those, who have the ability to realize these styles with all their characteristics, are able to let the journey become an enrichment for the listener. It’s not just one Yury Revich we are listening to, but many different “Revich’s”, the baroque, classical, romantic and the contemporary Revich. The young violinist, who was awarded Young Artist of the Year at the 2015 International Classical Music Awards, finds the right tone for each piece of this varied program, whether it’s Biber, Mozart, Strauss, Debussy, or one of the contemporary works from Christopher Caliendo, Wen Liu and Benjamin Rota, who all dedicated their new creations to Yury Revich.”
“The range is impressive… Think of this as a pliant, cultured virtuoso’s survey of encore pieces and you’ll be close to the mark.”
Michael Dervan / 21 August 2015
“Russian violinist Yury Revich, who turns 24 in a week, wants to chart the history and potential of the violin from our own time back to the Baroque.
The pieces are mostly short and a full third are song arrangements (Barber, Strauss, Schubert), to reinforce his views about the vocal abilities of his instrument.
The range is impressive, from Biber to three highly contrasted works written for him by Benjamin Rota, Wen Liu and Christopher Caliendo.
And Strauss’s Morgen is in the version for soprano (Bibiana Nwobilo) with violin and piano. Also in the mix are Kreisler, Prokofiev, Debussy, Paganini, Sarasate and Pergolesi.
Think of this as a pliant, cultured virtuoso’s survey of encore pieces and you’ll be close to the mark.”
“The young Russian violinist Yury Revich, born 23 years ago in Moscow, is a prodigy… the sensational violinist Yury Revich.”
FM Culture – Joao Marcos Coelho / 17 August 15
“The young Russian violinist Yury Revich, born 23 years ago in Moscow, is a prodigy. At 17, he debuted at Carnegie Hall in New York, and is the young musician of the year 2015, chosen by the International Classical Music Awards. Revich just released the album Steps Through the Centuries on Odradek and, you, the FM Culture listener can listen as many times as you want during this week.
This journey through centuries of music for violin begins with the first three world-premiere pieces dedicated to Revich, by Benjamin Route, Wen Liu and Christopher Caliendo. The first two are for solo violin. So start listening to the third, this time a sonata by Caliendo. And go to the final track, a delightful sonata for violin and harpsichord composer Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber, 17th century.
Between the fourth and fifteenth tracks, there are many masterpieces of the past, and popular pieces in the original version or in very good arrangements. For example, the Chinese Tambourine by Fritz Kreisler, Clair de Lune by Debussy, a fantasy on The Magic Flute arranged by the Spanish virtuoso Pablo de Sarasate, Barber, one campanella, and a concert movement of Paganini's violin. Plus three gems: lieder by Schubert, including the famous Die Forelle. Only after listening to them all, go back and listen to the first two. Your ears will now be acclimatised to the sensational violinist Yury Revich.
The violinist is accompanied by pianist Alejandro Picó-Leonis. The harpsichordist Olga Filippova accompanies the sonata by Franz Biber. And the soprano Bibiana Nwobilo sings in the famous lied by Richard Strauss entitled "Morgen".
Yury Revich launched in 2013 the Russian Soul disc only with Russian repertoire; and in May this year went 8 Seasons, in which he plays Vivaldi's Four Seasons and the Four Seasons of Buenos Aires by Piazzolla (both by the German label Ars). And this month, the Odradek, this Steps through the centuries.”