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Kelly Hall-Tompkins'
violin recital -
heard by the late
HOWARD SMITH

'... a sparkling account ...'

In my own voice - Kelly Hall-Tompkins, violin. © 2008 MSR Classics

Ms Hall-Tompkins begins her enterprising recital with a sparkling account of Kreisler's unaccompanied Recitativo and Scherzo Caprice, Op 6.

Kreisler dedicated this piece to Belgian violin virtuoso Eugène Ysaÿe (1858-1931) who had earlier inscribed his own fourth solo sonata (see below) with the widely revered Austrian artist's name.

The girl from South Carolina follows with a charming six-minute love song: Liebeslied, adapted (by violinist Jaroslav Kocian: 1883-1950) from Josef Suk's 6 Pieces for Piano, Op 7. The mellow tonal ardour so characteristic of luthier Guarneri del Gesu — her violin, the 'ex-Henryk Kaston', 1732 — is amply illustrated via this track...

Copyright © 4 September 2017 Estate of the late Howard Smith,
Masterton, New Zealand

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IN MY OWN VOICE - KELLY HALL-TOMPKINS

MSR CLASSICS

VIOLIN MUSIC

FRITZ KREISLER

JOSEF SUK

EUGENE YSAYE

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH

CAMILLE SAINT-SAENS

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