DISCOGRAPHY

 

Chamber Music of Bohuslav Martinu

 

VIOLIN SONATA No. 3, H. 303

I. Poco allegro
II. Adagio
III. Scherzo
IV. Lento – Moderato – Allegro

VIOLA SONATA, H. 355

I. Poco andante
II. Allegro non troppo

DUO No.1, H. 313, “3 MADRIGALS”

I. Poco allegro
II. Poco andante
III. Allegro


Miroslav Hristov (violin), Yuri Gandelsman (viola) and Vladimir Valjarevic (piano)

 

Available at: Blue Griffin

 


 

Italy's "Generation of 1880" and their Disciples

 

L. Dallapiccola......................Tartiniana Seconda

O. Respighi...........................Sonata in B minor

G. Ghedini.............................Bizzaria

N. Rota..................................Improvissio in D minor

I. Pizzetti................................Tre Canti

G. Malipiero...........................Il canto della Lontananza,
                                                 Il canto nell' Infinto

 

Miroslav Hristov, violin  Ÿ•  Vladimir Valjarević, piano

 

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Reviews

"...Respighi's later B minor Sonata also turns up in a fine recital by the Kaleidos Duo (violinist Miroslav Hristov and pianist Vladimir Valjarevic) that usefully collects a number of pieces together under the title 'Italy's "Generation of 1880" and Their Disciples', a reference to the group of Italian composers whose determinedly tonal outlook bucked contemporary trends (Romeo Records 7304). This gifted duo's urgently spontaneous reading, deeply felt and affectionately phrased, is the emotional nerve centre of a programme that also includes Dallapiccola's neo-Baroque Tartiniana seconda (an arresting 1956 rethink of Tartini's A minor Sonata), Ghedini's dreamily archaic Bizzaria and Rota's Improvviso, a lively take on Prokofiev (the booklet note is correct in asserting it is nominally based in C as opposed to the listings' D minor).  Rounding things off in style are Pizzetti's strikingly inventive Tre canti and two haunting cantos byMalipiero.

 

— Julian Haylock, The Strad, 2012

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Music from the Balkans for Violin and Piano

 

G. Enescu………….Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 3, Op. 25

C. Zadeja……….….Sonata for Violin and Piano

A. Vrebalov…….…Eastern Chapel Meditations for Violin, Piano,
                                & Pre-Recorded Sounds

N. Skalkottas….…Petite Suite No. 2 for Violin and Piano

P. Vladigerov.……Song from Bulgarian Suite

 

Miroslav Hristov, violin  Ÿ•  Vladimir Valjarević, piano

 

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Reviews

"...Violinist Miroslav Hristov needn't take a back seat to any of the above. Bulgarian by birth, he's the real deal; all of the music on this disc is in his blood. He's on the violin faculty of the University of Tennessee's School of Music, but the CD was recorded in 2010 in Sofia's Bulgaria Chamber Hall, which provides a bright, vibrant acoustic setting for Hristov's finely honed, richly hued tone and Vladimir Valjarevic's resonant piano. Bosnian-American Valjarevic is on the piano faculty at Mannes College. Together, the Hristov/Valjarevic duo seeks to promote the rich cultural heritage of their native Balkan region, and I have to say that with this album they go long way toward achieving their mission. This is an immensely enjoyable and rewarding release, and one that comes with the highest recommendation."

 

— Jerry Dubins, Fanfare, 2012

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