Ernest Bloch, Aaron Copland, Robert Dauber, Eric Zeisl ZINA SCHIFF, violin CAMERON GRANT

“[MUSICWEB CD OF THE MONTH] [This] is a disc that whilst it is melancholic at times, also celebrates Jewish dance rhythms, with the result being one of real enjoyment... [Zeisl's Brandeis Sonata] is a powerful and thought-provoking work, in which the Jewish character comes to the fore brilliantly. Both Zeisl works receive their premiere recordings here, and it’s about time. [Copland's Sonata] has received some fine recordings in the past, not least those by Isaac Stern and Gil Shaham [but] this new recording more than stands its ground with its illustrious counterparts... This is a well conceived and executed disc.
SCHIFF BIO MSR CLASSICS
The performances by Zina Schiff and Cameron Grant are first rate and they are captured in quite a natural and well balanced acoustic... this is a disc well worth exploring, not least for the Zeisl Sonata, which truly deserves to be better known, and for which we should be thankful to MSR Classics as well as Schiff and Grant for bringing it to our attention.”

 

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