DVORAK: Sonatina in G major, Op. 100 / ORR: A Carmen Fantasy / DANZI: Don Giovanni Variations
Released: Jul 2007
Encore, encore! Here are a number of famous showpieces from cellist Maria Kliegel's extensive solo repertoire. The Orr arrangements of Carmen are a tuneful delight, and the Castelnuovo-Tedesco Figaro Variations are deceptively tricky amid their charms. The real gem here is the Dvorak violin Sonatina in G major, where Kliegel's overwhelming romantic musical expressions mingle with the composer's nostalgic longing for Bohemia.