ARTHUR HARTMANN (1881-1956): L'Amour: Valse bluette, A Negro Croon, Autumn in Hungary: Romance, Hyiregyházi Emlék: Csardas, Tristesse: Rhapsodische Skizze, Caprice, Valse, Danse Grotesque, Kossuth Lajos, Bogdan..., Esprit de Ravioli Polah... (Souvenir d'une Soirée inoubliable), Prayer, La Tzigane, La Coquette: Valse Intermezzo, Tauga: A Bulgarian Sketch, A Cradle Song, DEBUSSY/HARTMANN: Beau Soir, La fille aux cheveux de lin, Il pleure dans mon cœur, MACDOWELL/HARTMANN: To a Wild Rose.
Catalogue Number: 08L066
Label: Toccata Classics
Reference: TOCC 0089
Description: Although he claimed he came from Hungary, Hartmann was born in Philadelphia and was a child violin prodigy who managed to have a very long career which included extensive stays in Europe where he became friends with Debussy and had his Bach playing praised by Joachim. He was as avid a teacher as he was a composer and transcriber and this offering of Kreisler-like salon miniatures and Debussy reworkings provides excellent examples of both of the last two. Solomia Soroka (violin), Arthur Greene (piano).