Recorded on 09/07/2011, uploaded on 03/08/2012
Musician's or Publisher's Notes
Henryk Wieniawski mostly composed works for the violin, which he premiered and performed throughout his life. Nowadays, his compositions are a big part of the virtuoso violin repertoire. He invented several important bowing techniques, including the "devil's staccato" - very long and fast passages with many short, separated notes on one bow. This technique was later used by many other composers. Polonaise Brillante No.2 in A major, Op.21 is a rarely performed work due to many challenging staccatos that Wieniawski himself could play particularly well. Piotr Filochowski
Courtesy of International Music Foundation.
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