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Composer: Wieniawski, Henryk (1835-1880)

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Year of birth1835
Year of death1880
NationalityPoland
PeriodRomantic
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AmsterdamDevilish Dreams

Devilish Dreams
Tartini, Rolla, Locatelli, Paganini, Ysaÿe, Wieniawski
Lisa Jacobs; The String Soloists

OxfordViolin Showdown!

Leclair, Scarlatti, Wieniawski, Handel
Jack Liebeck; Alexander Sitkovetsky; Alexandra Raikhlina
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Shostakovich's Leningrad triumphs in Philadelphia

Yannick Nézet-Séguin © Marco Borggreve
After Joshua Bell's fine Wieniawski, the Philadelphia Orchestra's account of the Leningrad Symphony took this concert to a higher plane. 
****1
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Heartwarming recital from Itzhak Perlman

Itzhak Perlman © Lisa-Marie Mazzucco
A recital from one of the world's most celebrated violinists took the audience on a tour of periods in classical music. 
****1
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Half of Kelemen Quartet entertains in substitute Sydney concert

Kelemen Quartet © Tamás Dobos
When is a quartet not a quartet? Answer: when the cellist breaks her wrist while surfing. Barnabas Kelemen and Katarina Kokas give a duo recital in place of Kelemen String Quartet at the City Recital Hall, Sydney.

Maxim Vengerov and Itamar Golan at the Barbican

Maxim Vengerov
There was something for everyone in Maxim Vengerov and Itamar Golan’s recital programme at the Barbican last night. The music of nine different nations was represented in a multicultural extravaganza of shifting horizons, moods and styles.
*****
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The towering sound of Tessa Lark at Carnegie Hall

Tessa Lark
Tessa Lark’s recital of violin music on Wednesday evening, in the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, was a brilliant showcase of a promising young virtuoso, carefully planned and beautifully executed.
****1
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