Liza Ferschtman – Franck, Debussy, Tchaikovsky (2005) MCH SACD ISO

Liza Ferschtman – Franck, Debussy, Tchaikovsky (2005)
SACD Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 / 5.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 01:08:40 minutes | 3,92 GB
Genre: Classical | Publisher (label): Brilliant Classics

Liza Ferschtman
Dutch violinist Liza Ferschtman is known for her passionate performances, interesting programs and communicative qualities on stage. She is equally at home on the concert stage with concertos, chamber music, recitals and solo works. In 2006 she received the highest accolade awarded to a musician in the Netherlands, the Dutch Music Prize.
Born into a family of Russian musicians, Liza Ferschtman was constantly surrounded by music. One of her earliest major influences was the violinist Philipp Hirschhorn, a close family friend. She received her formal training from Herman Krebbers at the Amsterdam Conservatory, Ida Kavafian at the Curtis Institute in Philadelphia and David Takeno in London.
In recent years Liza Ferschtman has performed with all significant Dutch Orchestras, including the Royal Concertgebouw and the Rotterdam Philhamonic. She has been soloist of the Orchestre National de Belgique, European Union Youth Orchestra, Yomiuri Nippon Orchestra, Malaysian Philharmonic, Schleswig-Holstein Festival Orchestra, Bremen Philharmonic, Radio Symphony Orchestra of Prague, Malmö Symphony, and Bergen Philharmonic. Conductors she has worked with include Stephan Blunier, Frans Bruggen, Christoph von Dohnanyi, Claus Peter Flor, Neeme Järvi, Yakov Kreizberg, Zdenek Macal, Jun Maerkl, Gianandrea Noseda, Marc Soustrot, Leonard Slatkin, Thomas Sondergard, Karl-Heinz Steffens, Mario Venzago and Jaap van Zweden.

Site review by akiralx March 7, 2006
Performance: 4,5 Sonics: 4,5
Excellently recorded recital from Brilliant Classics. The piano and violin are ideally balanced in a warm acoustic of exactly the right size. The piano also sounds perfect, rich and full.
The Tchaikovsky works come off well, though it is the two French sonatas that are perhaps the main feature, and they do not disappoint. The Debussy particularly is played extremely well, light and fresh with ideal unity between Ferschtman and her partner Bas Verheijden .

The Franck is also fine, though maybe some of the tempo choices are a little deliberate, making the work sound bigger than it actually is. This moderate pacing works well in the reflective passages in the Recitativo-Fantasia which are played with a pleasing sense of mystery and nostalgia, though very occasionally in the Allegro ben moderato opening movement the players could move forward just a little more.
Still as chamber music playing this is very enjoyable, especially in such ideal sound.

Review by bach99ravel June 8, 2005
Performance: 4,5 Sonics: 4,5
Young Dutch violinist of Russian parents Liza Ferschtman has recently recorded this cd with Brilliant Classics. It was received with the highest acclaim, in Holland as well as in foreign countries. Reviewers agreed that this performer together with her accompanist Bas Verheijden on piano have reached a level near perfection. But, more importantly, these performances are fascinating in their musicality. Also the unusual combination of repertoire shows originality.


Cesar Franck (1822-1890)
Violin Sonata in A Major
1. Allegretto Moderato – 7:14
2. Allegro – 8:19
3. Recitativo Fantasia-Moderato – 8:07
4. Allegretto Poco Mosso – 6:26

Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
Violin Sonata in G Minor
5. Allegro Vivo – 4:44
6. Intermede, Fantasque Et Leger – 4:13
7. Finale, Très Animé – 4:10

Piotr Ilyitch Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
8. Humoresque Op 10 No. 1 – 2:45
Souvenir D’Un Lieu Cher, Op. 42
9. Meditation: Andante Molto Cantabile – 10:12
10. Scherzo: Presto Giocoso – 3:18
11. Melodie: Moderato Con Moto – 3:27
12. Valse-Scherzo Op. 34 – 5:45

Liza Ferschtman – violin
Bas Verheijden – piano

Label: Brilliant Classics 92539
Release Date: May 31, 2005
Recording location: Doopsgezinde Remonstrantse Kerk, Deventer, The Netherlands
Original Recording Format: PCM
Recording Type & Bit Rate: DSD64


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