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Baroque Inspirations

NI6299
£14.99

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Hideko Udagawa has performed extensively throughout the world and captivates international audiences with her artistry and enthusiasm. Critics have acclaimed her performances, commending her passionate commitment, dazzling agility and refinement of taste. As a protégée of Nathan Milstein, she has inherited the great Russian romantic tradition of violin playing. Her performances have spanned thirty countries across Europe, North America and Asia-Pacific, and more than one hundred cities and towns in the United Kingdom alone. In addition to live performances, Ms Udagawa has made a number of recordings which draw on her wide-ranging repertoire of over 40 concerti. She is particularly enthusiastic about discovering great unrecorded works.

Baroque Inspirations

Reviews

“… there's loads to enjoy on Hideko Udagawa's recital disc. It begins with an unusually stark, powerful reading of Tartini's Devil's Trill sonata performed without the usual accompaniment. There's nowhere to hide, but Udagawa's playing is both fearless and alluring…   Far more substantial is a violin concerto by Karl Stamitz. Udagawa's light, bright sound suits it perfectly, and she's given nimble backing by Nicholas Kraemer's Scottish Chamber Orchestra. An enjoyable collection, and well recorded.” The Arts Desk

 "The latest vehicle for the virtuosic talents of London based violinist Udagawa finds her collaborating with Nicholas Kraemer in a sparkling celebration of all things Baroque. World premiere recordings of works by Tartini, Vivaldi and Stamitz are given an airing in the process, and she also breathes new life into the great Fritz Kreisler's "Violin Concerto in C major," which the composer had erroneously attributed to Antonio Vivaldi himself when it was first published in 1927." Kevin Bryan

"All the performances are first-rate, with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and Nicholas Kraemer ideal accompanists.  The recording is very good and the notes in the booklet are highly informative.  Clearly they were written in consultation with Udagawa – not always the case, with notes sometimes at odds with what we hear – and all the better for it." Brian Wilson, musicweb-international.com

“This is a fascinating collection of works that receive terrific performances… brilliantly played by Hideko Udagawa, Nicholas Kraemer and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra.” theclassicalreviewer.blogspot.co.uk

"Udagawa’s performance of Devil’s Trill makes fascinating listening." Oz Arts, Feb 2015

"All the performances are first-rate, with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and Nicholas Kraemer ideal accompanists.  The recording is very good and the notes in the booklet are highly informative...On the basis of this new release I hope that means that we can expect other recordings from her in future. MusicWeb-International, February 2015

'... Udagawa reveals its melodic character to the full.' dailyclassicalmusic.com April 2015

"A former pupil of Nathan Milstein, Hideko Udagawa shares with her legendary teacher a propensity for revealing the violin's natural soundworld by subtle coaxing rather than applied pressure. This gives her tone a ringing, espressivo directness reminiscent of the 'golden age' of Menuhin, Stern and Oistrakh... Arguably finest of all is Kreisler's Vivaldi pastiche, which fits stylistically hand-in-glove with Udagawa's 'old-world' charm and poetic eloquence."  BBC Music Magazine