HEINRICH WILHELM ERNST (1814-1865): Othello (Rossini) Fantasy for Violin and Piano, Elegy sur la mort d'un objet chéri for Violin and Piano, 6 Polyphonic Studies for Solo Violin, Erlkönig - Grand Caprice for Solo Violin sur "Le Roi des Aulnes" de F. Schubert, Op. 26.
Catalogue Number: 03J052
Reference: CDA 67619
Description: The most famous violinist in Europe after Paganini and, in some ways, his successor, Ernst managed to combine the reckless virtuosity of the Genoan and of Liszt with an instinct for musical substance. Astonishing pyrotechnics are all there but there is also music, most impressively in his final work - the six polyphonic studies, whose invoice of technical requirements and musical delights takes up almost two pages of notes. Ilya Gringolts (violin), Ashley Wass (piano).