poster for 2017 The Glorious Violin Disc 7
× The generation of virtuosi that emerged in the early twentieth century, headed by the preternaturally gifted Fritz Kreisler, charted new frontiers in the violin’s expressive potential. As the art of the violin was reimagined, so inevitably was the music written for it, as composers created music expressly for the soulful practitioners of the new style. Disc 7 features music by Respighi, Ysaÿe, and even Kreisler himself—works that illustrate the “Age of Expression’s” transformative effect on how composers would forever approach the instrument.