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Les années folles

Gutman Records CD151

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The highly acclaimed Rowland – Kudritskaya duo present a programme of works rooted in Paris during that most colourful, imaginative, daring period known as ‘Les années folles’

  • Debussy Sonata for Violin and Piano
  • Debussy/Heifetz Beau Soir
  • Piazzola Milonga en Re
  • Ravel Pièce en forme de Habanera
  • Ravel Sonata for Violin and Piano
  • Gershwin/Heifetz  It Ain’t Necessarily So
  • Gershwin/Heifetz  Bess, You is My Woman Now
  • Antheil Sonata for Violin and Piano No.2

Extraordinary praise for Rowland Kudritskaya Duo CD, Les années folles, on Dutch Radio 4

The Rowland Kudritskaya Duo‘s CD Les années folles was recently reviewed on the Dutch radio station NPO Radio 4, which is the equivalent of the UK’s BBC Radio 3.

The following comments were made live on air on the prestigious Dutch Radio 4 programme Discotabel, on which an expert panel ‘blindly’ reviews new recordings:

High praise from key Dutch national daily, NRC Handelsblad

NRC Handelsblad, Mischa Spel

Daniel Rowland and his piano playing partner Natacha Kudritskaya stand together as a guarantee of quality

Opus klassiek, Siebe Riedstra

Violinist Daniel Rowland was born in London but moved as a child to the village Weerselo in Twente, where he lived for fifteen years. His father is the British composer and conductor David Rowland (1939-2007), who taught at the Twente Conservatory. Daniel studied in the Netherlands with Davina van Wely and in Brussels with Igor Oistrakh. He learned much from the legendary virtuoso and pedagogue Ivry Gitlis. Rowland has been the  first violinist of the Brodsky Quartet since 2007, and in 2005 began his own festival in Weerselo, the Stift Festival, where there is an emphasis on less familiar and contemporary chamber music.

An outstanding recording with sublime playing

Platomania
“[The Rowland – Kudritskaya duo] brings with Les Années folles a magnificent programme for violin and piano”
“an outstanding recording with sublime playing”
“excellent portrayal of the diversity of those turbulent years”

Strong feeling and total immersion; every note had meaning and direction

Smålandsposten, Kjell Nilsson

Imagine the combination of virtuosity and profound musicality. Last spring , we heard the duo Rowland / Kudritskaya in Växjö and these two  certainly have these abilities.

Further recordings
Enescu Works for Violin and Piano on Champs Hill Records - Rowland Kudritskaya Duo
George Enescu Works for Violin and Piano

Champs Hill Records CHRCD120

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