Hartmann: Miniatures for Violin and Piano
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Arthur Hartmann: Miniatures and Transcriptions for Violin and Piano

Catalogue Number: TOCC0089
EAN: 5060113440891
Release Date: 1 June 2009
Duration: 71:56

La Tzigane, La Coquette and other miniatures for violin and piano
Transcriptions of Debussy and MacDowell

Solomia Soroka, violin
Arthur Greene, piano

Arthur Hartmann (1881–1956) was a Philadelphia-born violinist and composer – though he claimed he came from Hungary – whose Kreisler-like salon miniatures for violin and piano were once the toast of violinists everywhere. He was also a close friend of Debussy, a number of whose piano pieces he transcribed, performing them in Paris with the composer. This first recording of Hartmann’s charming pieces restores a forgotten but immediately attractive corner of the violin repertoire.

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Track No. Track Title / Details Duration Sample Add to Cart
1-16 Miniatures for Violin and Piano (1905-27)

Arthur Hartmann, composer
Solomia Soroka, violin
Arthur Greene, piano

(first recording)
1 L’Amour: Valse bluette 2:43 play
2 A Negro Croon 3:45 play
3 Autumn in Hungary: Romance 3:49 play
4 Nyiregyházi Emlék: Csardas 5:15 play
5 Szomorúság (Tristesse): Rhapsodische Skizze 8:20 play
6 Caprice 1:54 play
7 Valse 3:10 play
8 Danse Grotesque 0:57 play
9 Kossuth Lajos 3:04 play
10 Bogdan… 2:57 play
11 Esprit de Ravioli Polah… (Souvenir d’une Soirée inoubliable) 2:32 play
12 Prayer 6:47 play
13 La Tzigane 5:02 play
14 La Coquette: Valse Intermezzo 3:20 play
15 Tauga: A Bulgarian Sketch 2:57 play
16 A Cradle Song 3:39 play
17-19 Transcriptions of Claude Debussy (c. 1908-10)

Claude Debussy, composer
Arthur Hartmann, transcriber
Solomia Soroka, violin
Arthur Greene, piano
17 Beau Soir 2:32 play
18 La fille aux cheveux de lin 2:36 play
19 Il pleure dans mon cœur 3:12 play
20 Transcription of Edward MacDowell (pub. 1907)

Edward MacDowell, composer
Arthur Hartmann, transcriber
Solomia Soroka, violin
Arthur Greene, piano

(first recording)
20 To a Wild Rose 3:25 play


Arthur Hartmann

Arthur Hartmann, composer, transcriber

Claude Debussy

Claude Debussy, composer
[credit: Gaspard-Félix Tournachon, photo ca. 1908]

Edward MacDowell

Edward MacDowell, composer
[credit: G. C. Cox, photo 1898]

Solomia Soroka

Solomia Soroka, violin

Arthur Greene

Arthur Greene, piano


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