| The violin player Semmy Stahlhammer is first Concertmaster at the Royal Opera of Stockholm, and on this double CD he presents a collection of the most famous melodies in the opera repertoire, arranged for violin and piano. He collaborates with the young ukranian pianist Yvetta Irkha, who recieved very good reviews at her concerts in Sweden, a new fresh and energetic musician, well suited to level with the bloodfilled interpretations of the beautiful opera pieces Semmy gives us. |
Other CDs with Semmy Stahlhammer on nosag records you find on nosag CD 025, 033, 034, 2047, 2048 and on nosag CD 4049. You can also hear Semmy playing music together with and by Göran Agdur on nosag CD 051.
Semmy Stahlhammer, violin;
MUSIKNYTT P2: "Every note is undressed and naked. You can not slide over or joke with any sound. The sensitive but steady tone of Semmy Stahlhammer and his masterly technical ability make this listening one very great moment. The pianist Ivetta Irkah is very careful with every touch and every pedal. Amazing to hear two musicians that really work in the same musical direction without trying to drown the other!"
Ystads Allehanda: "This CD is recorded without echoe and other manipulation in order to get the very right intimite mood: These are love duets, extreamely sensitive, music under the blanket... The interpretation of Stahlhammer is amazing; very musical, never slackening sincerity, fine sense of clang and masterly technique!"
Fanfare Magazine: "Stahlhammer emerges as more of a violinist´s violinist. These excerpts are real violin literature; and he plays them with convincing lyricism and, as in the Gershwin numbers, a sly coyness. Not every violinist - even among the best known - can capture the electricity of Heifetz´s arrangements as well as Stahlhammer has. Can be enthusiastically recommended!"
Gränslöst: " As an admirer of old violinists like Ysaye and Zimbalist, not to speak about Kreisler and Heifetz, it feel good to be able to listen to a contemporary Swedish musician who with technique and feeling not far from that of these giants can make big art from the small and simple and hardly overstated."
|CD I:||CD II:|
|from Xerxes||from Samson|
|from Jocelyn||from Roxanne|
|from L´Arlesienne||from Walther|
|from Faust||from Furst Igor|
|from Carmen||from Cavalleria Rusticana|
|from Die Tote Stadt||from Tannhåuser|
|from Porgy and Bess||from Sadko|
|from Orpheus||from Love of the three oranges|
|from La Traviata|
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