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La Valse
  • Label: CD Baby
  • UPC: 829982100931
  • Item #: SRD210093
  • Release Date: 8/5/2008
  • This product is a special order
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Price: $30.80

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La Valse on CD

This CD is absolutely unique. It is the second CD by Oleg Pokhanovski performing on both violin and piano of the extremely challenging transcriptions of his own (please check here his first CD 'The Mirror Image'). By making this CD, Pokhanovski hopes to revive the lost traditions of the performing art of the past represented by such geniuses as Heifetz, Rachmaninoff, Horowitz, Milstein and others who had a great integrity and honesty in interpreting wonderful masterpieces of great composers, making people deeply appreciate music of various styles and genres. If you genuinely love music, the sound of violin, the genre of waltz, as well as pyrotechnical virtuosity on both instruments, you will enjoy this CD to a great extent. Many of these pieces are almost unplayable due to an extreme difficulty of violin and piano parts. At the same time all of them have an enormous musical value, an indescribable beauty. Making transcriptions for violin and piano, practicing and recording both parts, making music in such a unique way - this process of making a CD was breathtakingly amazing for the recording artist who found the best way for his self-expression. This CD is also a tribute to the greatest violinist Jascha Heifetz who was an amazing violin arranger. The artist of this CD believes that it is his duty to continue the very creative art of making new violin transcriptions following his great predecessors, Heifetz, Kreisler, Horowitz, Rachmaninoff and other masters of making transcriptions for their instrument. He strongly believes that these new violin works transcribed gained a new meaning with various enhanced colors and timbres, giving them great power and expression. As a Canadian music critic put it, 'Pokhanovski's high-energy performances are characterized by an unmistakeably genuine passion for the music. Urgent, serious and heartfelt - all words that aptly describe Oleg Pokhanovski's playing'