CECIL BURLEIGH
Music for Violin and Piano

ZINA SCHIFF, violin
Mary Barranger, piano






This marvelous CD of Burleigh rarities is Zina Schiff's debut recording for Naxos. Classical Music Review has said the following about the music and her performances, "There is genuine historical and aesthetic interest to Burleigh's compositions, but the real attraction of this disk is the playing of Zina Schiff. Her exquisite intonation and spontaneity delight the ear. She also meets these pieces on their own terms, which is to say that she imbues them with a restrained rubato, a near absence of vibrato, and just a hint of sentiment. Burleigh could find no greater advocate."

Zina Schiff, a Heifetz protégé, has performed throughout the world. Her début recordings were The Lark Ascending and Bach/Vivaldi as soloist with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra. Her 4Tay CDs Here's One and King David's Lyre were selected as Critics Choice Best of 1997 by the American Record Guide, and she recorded the score for the MGM movie The Fixer, composed for solo violin by Academy-Award winner Maurice Jarre. Named one of the "Top Ten College Winners" by Glamour Magazine and an Outstanding Young Artist by Musical America, she was featured on the PBS Nova program What is Music?

Program:

Imprompta
Nature's Voices
Five Indian Sketches
Plantation Sketches
Characteristic Pieces
Six Fancies
Four Concert Pieces
Boyhood Recollections
Spanish Dance
Cradle Song

Read a review here.

Zina Schiff's webpage is http://www.jamesarts.com/ZINABIO.htm.

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