RUDOLF FRIML (1879-1972): Valse Silhouette, Op. 18, Lullaby, Op. 58, Dumka, Op. 63, The Devil's Joke, Romance, Op. 17, Canzonetta, Op. 51, Russian Romance, La danse des demoiselles, Op. 48 (transcr. Fritz Kreisler), Love Song, Bygone Days, Op. 65, Spanish Serenade, From Bohemian Woods, Mazurka, Op. 72/2, Chanson (transcr. A. Walter Kramer), Moon Dawn (transcr. Arthur Hartmann), Berceuse.
Catalogue Number: 12I055
Label: Koch International Classics
Description: The majority of these works were composed by Friml - well in advance of his days as a fabulously successful operetta composer - for the 1901-02 American tour on which he accompanied the violinist Jan Kubelík. Thus, we have encore pieces close to salon style, the virtuoso pieces taking a back seat to gentle melancholy and chaste, flowing melody. Stephanie Chase (violin), Sara Davis Buechner (piano).