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Chamber Music - Released April 22, 2014 | Zig-Zag Territoires

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Chamber Music - Released September 29, 2017 | Evidence

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Chamber Music - Released May 26, 2017 | Alpha

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Classical - Released February 17, 2011 | Aeon

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Classical - Released April 22, 2010 | Aeon

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The elevation of the violin to celebrity status in the music of 19th century France and Belgium owes its thanks to the unique inspiration generated between composers and performing virtuosos. This aeon disc shows one such connection with the Introduction & Rondo capriccioso and Third Violin Concerto of Saint-Saëns who wrote for the great Spanish violinist Pablo de Sarasate as well as the "Poème" of Ernest Chausson. Chausson dedicated his work to the legendary artist Eugène Ysaÿe, whose Poème élégiaque is also on the program. Characterized by equal parts fiery virtuosity and sensual lyricism, all of the works on this program tend to be crowd favorites and an ideal way for a violinist to showcase both his/her technical and musical skills. Violinist Tedi Papavrami does just that. Accompanied by the Orchestre Philharmonique de Liège Wallonie Bruxelles under François-Xavier Roth, Papavrami strikes an ideal balance between seduction and precision, never sappy, never rigid. His tone is warm and enveloping from the open G string to the heights of the E string. Vibrato is intense but not overdone, as is rubato. Papavrami technical skills are also more than ample to dazzle his audiences. The orchestra, whose parts in all of these works is almost entirely accompanimental, provides a sensitive, well-balanced backdrop for Papavrami.

Concertos - Released April 1, 2013 | Zig-Zag Territoires

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Classical - Released March 17, 2017 | Printemps des Arts de Monte-Carlo

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Violin Solos - Released March 31, 2008 | Aeon


Symphonic Music - Released June 10, 1997 | Naxos


Classical - Released October 5, 2009 | Aeon

While many violinists have made recordings of the venerable 24 Caprices of Paganini, far fewer have recorded the set more than once. Albanian-born violinist Tedi Papavrami is truly unique, then, with his 2009 Aeon release that includes two complete recordings of the caprices on a two-disc set. The 1997 studio recording, which was previously released on the Pan Classics label, is accompanied by a live performance given in Tokyo in 2001. At first, it may seem a bit redundant or even narcissistic to produce such a release, but on closer examination it really offers a unique opportunity to hear the differences inherent between studio and live performances. Both versions represent the most musical playing of the caprices in memory, focusing more on making an earnest musical statement than merely demonstrating pyrotechnical abilities. It is not surprising that the studio version is the most polished and free of errors; Papavrami discusses the use of multiple takes and splices in studio recordings. The live Tokyo version, by contrast, finds Papavrami having noticeable difficulties with intonation when playing extended octave sessions. Overall, though, the live version features a great deal more spontaneity and freedom. In either case, Papavrami's uniquely musical interpretation of the caprices makes for a welcome addition to any collection.

Classical - Released October 25, 2007 | Aeon


Symphonic Music - Released June 16, 2015 | Alpha

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Classical - Released October 10, 2006 | Aeon


Violin Concertos - Released December 17, 1996 | Naxos


Classical - Released June 11, 2004 | Polymnie