Sueye Park introduced herself to the general public in 2017 with no less a calling-card than Paganini's 24 Caprices for solo violin. On the present disc, the South-Korean violinist (born in 2000) has a pianist at her side, namely Love Derwinger, himself known from a number of recordings. The repertoire is also a more varied offering this time, with violin favourites such as Elgar's tender Salut d'amour and Tchaikovsky's Mélodie, as well as more virtuosic fare, for instance in the fireworks of Wieniawski's Scherzo-Tarantelle. Sueye also includes two solo works on the disc: Ernst's much-loved Last Rose and in a nod to her previous disc Paganiniana, Nathan Milstein's fantasy on themes by Paganini. Performed with equal measures of poetic sensitivity and effortless virtuosity, this is a recital to dip into as well as to listen to from start to finish from the fiery passion of Pablo de Sarasate's Introduction et Tarantelle to Contemplation, Heifetz transcription of Brahms's song Wie Melodien zieht es mir.
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1. Pablo de Sarasate · Introduction et Tarantelle 2. Edward Elgar · Salut d’amour 3. Fritz Kreisler · La Gitana 4. Fritz Kreisler · Tambourin chinois 5. Antonín Dvo˘rák · Songs My Mother Taught Me 6. Nathan Milstein · Paganiniana (Variations) for violin solo 7. Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky · Mélodie (from Souvenir d’un lieu chèr) 8. Henryk Wieniawski · Scherzo-Tarantelle 9. Sergei Rachmaninov · Vocalise 10. Manuel de Falla · Danse espagnole (from La vida breve) 11. Edwin Grasse · Wellenspiel 12. Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst · Die letzte Rose for violin solo 13. Johannes Brahms · Contemplation (Wie Melodien zieht es mir)