December 19, 2016

The Strad Reviews Fantasies, Rhapsodies, and Daydreams by Arabella Steinbacher

“She is… making the most of the fund of melodies, playing in high-Romantic style with a rich vibrato and abundant expression.”

Arabella Steinbacher’s latest release with Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte Carlo, under the baton of Lawrence Foster, “Fantasies, Rhapsodies, & Daydreams” received another fantastic review from The Strad! From the high jinks and outrageous showmanship of Franz Waxman’s Carmen Fantasie and Pablo de Sarasate’s Zigeunerweisen, to the fearsome technical demands of Ravel’s Tzigane and the exquisite refinement of Saint-Saëns’ Havanaise and Introduction et Rondo capriccioso, this album harks back to an earlier era of violin playing.

Read the complete review here!

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