Henryk Szeryng – live in USA
Ernest Chausson - Reynaldo Hahn - Niccolò Paganini

Henryk Szeryng – live in USA

Henryk Szeryng

Label: Rhine Classics
Format: CD
Barcode: 4713106280226
Catalog number: RH 022
Releasedate: 03-12-21
- World Premiere recording of Reynaldo Hahn violin concerto
Henryk Szeryng (Warsaw, 22 September 1918 – Kassel, 3 March 1988)
[…] my own beguilement with Szeryng came with his performance in 1987 Atlanta with Louis Lane, of the North American premiere of the 1927 Concerto by Reynaldo Hahn, the French master of the Belle Epoch. “Ah, yes”, asserts Szeryng, “Reynaldo Hahn, the most Parisian of all Parisians, even though he was born in Caracas of German parents. There is even a street in Caracas named for him. I remember meeting him; and even though he was trained as a pianist, he had a natural sense of the violin. Some favor his Violin Sonata. The Concerto is published, but for some reason nobody plays it. The first movement for me is the best and most compact and makes a natural display piece. The second movement is based on a song from Tunis — absolutely genuine— and the finale sings in a typical operetta style. It starts like an extension of the second movement and has tremendous wit and charm. And, to be sure, it is a challenge.” (Gary Lemco)