Rubicon Classics has announced the release of Korean-born British violinist Joo Yeon Sir‘s new album: ‘Chaconnes, Divertimento & Rhapsodies‘.
Recorded with Russian pianist Irina Andrievsky, the disc features J.S. Bach and Tomaso Antoni Vitali’s ‘Chaconne‘, Igor Stravinsky’s ‘Divertimento’, Bela Bartok’s 1st ‘Rhapsody‘, Pancho Vladigerov’s (1899-1978) ‘Bulgarian Rhapsody‘ – and Heifetz’s arrangement of Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco’s ‘Concert-Rhapsodie Figaro on Rossini’s Largo al factotum‘.
”When my pianist Irina and I first encountered Stravinsky’s Divertimento, based on his ballet Fairy’s Kiss, we were amazed by the vivid imageries …” Joo Yeon has told The Violin Channel.
“We built this program around it, with two Chaconnes preceding it and three fantastic virtuosic Rhapsodies to wrap up what essentially is a recital program …” she has said.
”I hope the listeners will enjoy listening to the array of violin repertoire … and it’s our hope that our playing might make them smile and laugh a little by the end of the CD!”