Ballade was commissioned by and written for the cellist Andre Emelianoff, as an homage to Brahms. It suggests the dark colors, compact rhetoric, intricate counterpoint and formal rigor characteristic of that great master.
Title: Ballade for Cello and Piano, By Bresnick, Martin, Published by Carl Fischer, Item number: B3403
The legendary violinist Ida Haendel performs works by Beethoven, Bach, and Chausson, joined by pianist Ilya Itin. Program features Beethoven's Violin Sonatas Nos. 8 in G Major and 9 in A Major (Kreutzer), Bach's monumental Chaconne for solo violin, and Chausson's Poème, Op. 25. Bonus: an interview with Ida Haendel. Color, Digital Stereo, 85 min.
Title: Ida Haendel and Ilya Itin in Recital, Published by Video Artists International, Item number: DVD4395
Vieuxtemps was regarded as one of the greatest traveling violin
virtuosos of the 19th century. He composed many works for violin,
especially catchy salon music repertoire like this Rondino, a virtuoso
piece with a soulful middle section - a perfect encore!