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Melodies

Yi Chen, Lars Hannibal

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1
Act II: Meditation (arr. by L. Hannibal)
Lars Hannibal; Jules Massenet; Yi Chen; Lars Hannibal
5:20
2
Liebesleid (arr. by L. Hannibal)
Fritz Kreisler; Lars Hannibal; Yi Chen; Lars Hannibal
3:49
Serse (Xerxes), HWV 40  
3
Act I: Ombra mai fu, "Largo" (arr. by L. Hannibal)
Lars Hannibal; George Frideric Handel; Yi Chen; Lars Hannibal
5:42
4
Ellens Gesang III (Ave Maria!), Op. 52, No. 6, D. 839, "Hymne an die Jungfrau" (arr. by L. Hannibal)
Lars Hannibal; Franz Schubert; Yi Chen; Lars Hannibal
4:51
5
Ave verum corpus, K. 618 (arr. by L. Hannibal for violin and guitar)
Lars Hannibal; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Yi Chen; Lars Hannibal
2:38
6
Sicilienne (arr. by L. Hannibal)
Lars Hannibal; Maria Theresia von Paradis; Yi Chen; Lars Hannibal
2:19
Symphonie espagnole, Op. 21  
7
IV. Andante (arr. by L. Hannibal for violin and guitar)
Lars Hannibal; Édouard Lalo; Yi Chen; Lars Hannibal
6:40
Carmen  
8
Act III: Entracte (arr. by L. Hannibal)
Lars Hannibal; Georges Bizet; Yi Chen; Lars Hannibal
2:04
Flute Sonata in B Minor, Op. 1, No. 9, HWV 367b  
9
Larghetto (arr. by L. Hannibal)
Lars Hannibal; George Frideric Handel; Yi Chen; Lars Hannibal
4:02
19 Norwegian Folksongs, Op. 66  
10
No. 1. Cow-Call (arr. by L. Hannibal for violin and guitar)
Lars Hannibal; Edvard Grieg; Yi Chen; Lars Hannibal
2:02
Orphée et Eurydice  
11
Act II: Dance of the Blessed Spirits (arr. by L. Hannibal)
Lars Hannibal; Christoph Willibald Gluck; Yi Chen; Lars Hannibal
6:42
19 Norwegian Folksongs, Op. 66  
12
No. 7. Lullaby (arr. by L. Hannibal for violin and guitar)
Lars Hannibal; Edvard Grieg; Yi Chen; Lars Hannibal
1:59
13
Cantabile in D Major, Op. 17, MS 109 (arr. for violin and guitar)
Anonymous; Nicolò Paganini; Yi Chen; Lars Hannibal
3:58
14
Schon Rosmarin (arr. by L. Hannibal)
Fritz Kreisler; Lars Hannibal; Yi Chen; Lars Hannibal
2:41
3 Gymnopédies (arr. by L. Hannibal)  
15
No. 1. Lent et douloureux
Lars Hannibal; Erik Satie; Yi Chen; Lars Hannibal
3:16
16
No. 2. Lent et triste
Lars Hannibal; Erik Satie; Yi Chen; Lars Hannibal
3:23
17
No. 3. Lent et grave
Lars Hannibal; Erik Satie; Yi Chen; Lars Hannibal
2:20
Total Playing Time    63:46
"... continuously pours out melodies, each of which has become familiar to aficionados of the violin’s salon repertoire ... in the popular Largo from Xerxes, Hannibal’s bewitching accompaniment provides a foil to Chen’s understated, subtle performance ... clean and expressive musicianship ..."
- Fanfare

"... strong points include Hannibal’s harp-evoking sonorities in his accompaniment to the Thaïs Meditation which are delectable. Yi Chen engages in some little expressive intensifications of the line without imperilling it through too dragged out a tempo ... Chen reserves her greatest weight of tone for the Schubert ... the ethos is emollient, even bordering on the laid-back ... one for gentle, lyrical listening."
- MusicWeb International

"Critic's Choice ... I have to say I was captivated ... the playing is just so loving and luscious! ... this music is easy to love ... Yi and Hannibal give it the royal treatment. Everything is perfect, nothing overdone or tasteless. The arrangements, all by Hannibal, are uniformly effective ... there’s nothing particularly challenging here, just glorious melodies beautifully performed. And that’s more than enough for me."
- American Record Guide

The music selected by violinist Yi Chen and guitarist Lars Hannibal for this recital could be the soundtrack for a daydream or the twilight accompaniment to a romantic dinner. Pieces by Mozart, Handel, Schubert, Massenet, Kreisler and others put the emphasis on melody: beautiful, finely arched musical lines that reach beyond the pressures of everyday life and lead to a quiet realm of song. The duo is warmly and realistically recorded on this album, the debut release from the charismatic young award-winning violinist.
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