La Folia / Sebastian Bohren

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As long as you accept the premise of the arrangement style presented here, i.e. Romantic and virtuosic, you will love all seven works.Sebastian Bohren’s new...

As long as you accept the premise of the arrangement style presented here, i.e. Romantic and virtuosic, you will love all seven works.

Sebastian Bohren’s new album La folia is an affectionate homage –to Ida Haendel, one of his heroes; to fiddlers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries; and to the violin itself. The Swiss violinist says, “It is also like a hall of mirrors, as some tracks invoke the spirits of two or three violinists.” From an early age, Sebastian was immersed in a lineage of violinists who favored Romantic transcriptions of Baroque repertoire, studying with a pupil of the great Ukrainian-born violinist Nathan Milstein. Later in life, he fell under the influence of violinist Ida Haendelon YouTube, watching her perform Corelli’s La folia variations. “She played this amazing virtuoso cadenza, and I was captivated. ”So arose the concept of a program reflecting the ethos of La folia, the ear-catching theme which has fascinated composers for centuries, from the Baroque era’s Tomaso Antonio Vitali and Giuseppe Tartini to latter-day Ottorino Respighi and Fritz Kreisler. Sebastian captures the sound world with sincerity, playing on two different violins, the 1710 “King George” Stradivarius, and a Guadagnini made in 1761.

REVIEWS:

A collection of arrangements in the spirit of Corelli’s La Folia sonata, but given a Romantic virtuoso twist for violin and strings. Sebastian Bohren curated the well thought-out selection and is a dazzling soloist. A quite unexpected delight.

-- MusicWeb International

Bohren is a skilled violinist, and his 1761 Guadagnini violin is a lovely instrument. He strikes a comfortable balance between HIP and Romantic styles, applying a tasteful vibrato that never seems excessive or inappropriate. He plays with affection, engages well in dialogue with the two string ensembles that participate, and demonstrates a strong technique. His playing in Tartini’s famous “Devil’s Trill” Sonata is brilliant.

-- Fanfare

In Bohren’s hands Respighi’s 1921 edition of Tartini’s Sonata in A is truly engaging, with gratifying attention to small-scale phrasing and sonorous scordatura timbres.

-- BBC Music Magazine



Product Description:


  • Release Date: June 17, 2022


  • UPC: 822252251326


  • Catalog Number: AV2513


  • Label: AVIE Records


  • Number of Discs: 1


  • Period: 20th Century


  • Composer: Fritz Kreisler


  • Conductor: Jens Lohmann


  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Ensemble Orchestral Stringendo


  • Performer: Sebastian Bohren



Works:


  1. Praeludium and Allegro in the style of Pugnani

    Composer: Fritz Kreisler

    Ensemble: Stringendo Zürich

    Performer: Sebastian Bohren (Violin)

    Conductor: Jens Lohmann


  2. Chaconne in G Minor

    Composer: Tomaso Antonio Vitali

    Ensemble: Stringendo Zürich

    Performer: Sebastian Bohren (Violin)

    Conductor: Jens Lohmann


  3. Sicilienne

    Composer: Maria Theresia von Paradis

    Ensemble: Stringendo Zürich

    Performer: Sebastian Bohren (Violin)

    Conductor: Jens Lohmann


  4. Violin Sonata in D Minor, Op. 5, No. 12, "La folia"

    Composer: Arcangelo Corelli

    Ensemble: CHAARTS Chamber Artists

    Performer: Sebastian Bohren (Violin)


  5. Violin Sonata in A Major, Op. 2, No. 2, RV 31: "Pastorale"

    Composer: Giuseppe Tartini

    Ensemble: CHAARTS Chamber Artists

    Performer: Sebastian Bohren (Violin)


  6. Violin Sonata in G Minor, "The Devil's Trill"

    Composer: Giuseppe Tartini

    Ensemble: CHAARTS Chamber Artists

    Performer: Sebastian Bohren (Violin)


  7. Variations on a Theme of Corelli in the style of Tartini

    Composer: Fritz Kreisler

    Ensemble: CHAARTS Chamber Artists

    Performer: Sebastian Bohren (Violin)