FRENCH FANTASY
November 2012 on Bridge Records

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"crisp and musically alert...she brings a lustrous ardor to each selection...Bachmann and Neiman resound with supple poise and requisite explosive power."
- Audiophile Audition

"Exceptionally beautiful tone...exquisite...an intensity that could melt asbestos...absolutely soars...an outstanding disc that will captivate you."
-Fanfare Magazine

Claude Debussy (arr. J. Heifetz):

  1. Beau Soir  (3:06)

Cesar Franck: Sonata in A major

  1. Allegretto ben moderato  (6:22)
  2. Allegro  (8:08)
  3. Recitativo- Fantasia  (7:23)
  4. Allegretto poco mosso  (6:14)

Claude Debussy: Sonata in G minor

  1. Allegro vivo (5:17)
  2.  Fantasque et leger  (4:26)
  3. Finale: Tres Anime

Camille Saint-Saens:
Sonata No 1 in D minor, Op. 75

  1. Allegro agitato (6:57)
  2. Adagio (5:38)
  3. Allegretto moderato (3:51)
  4. Allegro molto  (6:03)
   

GLASS HEART
December 2010 on Orange Mountain Music

2010 Classical Recording Foundation (CRF)
Samuel Sanders Collaborative Artists Award Winner

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"This world premiere recording highlights a Romantic urgency I hadn't heard in Glass's music before. The fundamental Romanticism of Glass's piece is underscored by the programming which places his recent duo alongside nineteenth-century staples.
The warmth and assurance of their playing is such that I would happily listen to them play almost anything, canonical or contemporary."
-www.sequenza21.com
December 2010

"Glass Sonata....hauntingly romantic. In Schubert's Sonata in A major, Bachmann displays a peacock-like variety of timbre with subtle rhythmic nuances ...commanding and suggestively lyrical. In Ravel's Sonata Op. Posth., Bachmann explores virtually every tonal resource of her instrument and creates a haunting atmosphere."
-Fanfare Magazine
April 2011

 

Philip Glass: Sonata No 1 for Violin and Piano (2008) World Premiere Recording

  1. Movement I   (7:25)
  2. Movement II  (8:18)
  3. Movement III (6:36)

Johann Sebastian Bach/ Charles Gounod:

  1. Ave Maria, Meditation on Prelude No. 1 in C major (3:10)

Franz Schubert: Sonata in A major for Violin and Piano, D. 574

  1. Allegro moderato (9:40)
  2. Scherzo: Presto  (4:24)
  3. Andantino  (4:42)
  4. Allegro vivace (5:11)

Maurice Ravel:

  1. Sonate Opus Posthume for Violin and Piano (15:15)
   

Beethoven and Mendelssohn Violin Concertos
Sony Classics July 2010
The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic
Libor Pesek, conductor

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Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
Violin Concerto in D major, op.61

  1. Allegro ma non troppo (25:03)
  2. Larghetto (9:33)
  3. Rondo (Allegro) (10:08)

Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
Violin Concerto in E minor

  1. Allegro molto appassionato (13:23)
  2. Andante (8.36)
  3. Allegretto non troppo – Allegro molto vivace (5:50)
   

CAFE MUSIC
May 2009 on Bridge Records


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"Trio Solisti- the most exciting piano trio in America"
-The New Yorker Magazine
4/27/09


Trio Solisti, Cafe Style
"The trio excels at presenting light classical fare in a manner that seems anything but lightweight...sumptuous
soaring lines, sultry countermelodies,
and articulated
dance rhythms with
muscular clarity...dizzying,
dovetailing entrances and
bumptious swing..."

- Musical America, May 1, 2009 

Astor Piazzolla: Four Seasons of Buenos Aires (23:20) (arr. Bragato/Bachmann)

  1. Otono Porteño (Fall) (5:09)
  2. Invierno Porteño (Winter) (5:50)
  3. Primavera Porteña (Spring) (4:52)
  4. Verano Porteño (Summer) (7:15)
  5. Astor Piazzolla: Le Grand Tango 9:07 (arr. Kutnowski)
Paul Schoenfield: Cafe Music (16:42)
  1. Allegro (6:08)
  2. Andante Rubato (5:33)
  3. Presto (4:51)

Joaquin Turina: Trio No. 2 in B minor, Op. 76
(
12:16)

  1. Lento - Allegro molto moderato (5:23)
  2. Molto Vivace (2:27)
  3. Lento - Andante mosso - Allegretto (4:17)

  4. George Gershwin: It Ain't Necessarily So
    (
    2:49)
    (arr. Bachmann)


   

THE RED VIOLIN

BBC Music Magazine's
"North American CD of the Month" May 2007


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"This programme demands interpretive and dynamic flexibility of exceptional sensitivity and Maria Bachmann proves more than equal to the task with a range of tonal shadings and exquisite bow- work that ensures these coruscating scores tingle with life and energy...thrilling abandon that never compromises absolute technical command."
-BBC Music Magazine
***** Performance
***** Sound

"Bachmann and Klibonoff play with electrifying energy and crisp articulation. The duo achieves a tour-de-force in the Ravel Sonata Blues Movement....even the listener works up a sweat. In Corigliano's Red Violin Chaconne, Bachmann favors its enraptured darker side....she brings the piece to an overpowering conclusion."

-Fanfare Magazine
(July/August 2007)

Endeavour Classics/Allegro  

Paul Moravec:

  1. Ariel Fantasy (2001) (3:58)
  2. Double Action (2006)- world premiere recording (3:21)
  3. Evermore (2004) – world premiere recording (2:39)

Aaron Copland:

  1. Ukelele Serenade (4:27)
  2. Nocturne (7:16)

John Corigliano:

  1. The Red Violin: Chaconne for violin and piano (16:25)

Maurice Ravel: Sonata for Violin and Piano in G

  1. Allegretto (8:23)
  2. Blues (5:30)
  3. Perpetuum Mobile (3:47)

George Gershwin:

  1. It Ain’t Necessarily So (2:52) (arr. Bachmann)
  2. There’s a Boat Dat’s Leavin’ Soon for New York (1:55) (arr. Bachmann)
  3. My One and Only/ Rialto Ripples Rag (2:44)
    (arr. Klibonoff)

JON KLIBONOFF, piano

" Innovative programming and exuberant playing.....Bachmann is a confident performer and thoughtful artist...equally profound and sultry."
-Gramaphone Magazine (Oct 2007)

   

PICTURES AT AN EXHIBITION
Endeavour Classics/Allegro
World Premiere Recording

Modest Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition (arr. Trio Solisti)


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"About Last Night"
Nov. 28, 2007
CD Review : Trio Solisti "Pictures at an Exhibition"
"...an ingenious arrangement of Mussorgsky's masterpiece by the members of the trio...and a flawless performance of Ravel's luscious A Minor Piano Trio by the group that to my mind has now succeeded the Beaux Arts Trio as the outstanding chamber music ensemble of its kind."
-Terry Teachout
Critic, The Wall Street Journal

  1. Promenade 1:25
  2. Gnomus 2:25
  3. Promenade 0:49
  4. The Old Castle 4:35
  5. Promenade 0:25
  6. Tuileries (Dispute between Children at Play) 0:55
  7. Bydlo (Cattle) 3:08
  8. Promenade 0:48
  9. Ballet of the Unhatched Chicks 1:14
  10. Samuel Goldenberg and Schmuyle 2:02
  11. The Market at Limoges 1:13
  12. Catacombs 2:29
  13. Cum mortuis in lingua mortua 2:24
  14. The Hut on Fowl’s Legs (Baba Yaga) 3:08
  15. The Great Gate of Kiev 4:13

Maurice Ravel: Piano Trio in A minor

  1. Modere 10:31
  2. Pantoum: Assez Vif 4:03
  3. Passacaille: Tres large 7:50
  4. Finale: Anime 4:37

TOTAL TIME 58:45


   

KLAP UR HANDZ
Endeavour Classics/Allegro


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"Violinist Maria Bachman was clearly a first among equals. Her tone is warm, pure and focused; her precise phrasing was consistently in step with the music's shifting demands."
- The Strad Magazine, Feb. 2007

 

Peter Schickele:

  1. Scherzo from Quartet No. 2 “In Memorium” (6:23)

Paul Moravec:

  1. Atmosphera a Villa Aurelia (10:57) *
  2. Vince & Jan (6:13) *

George Gershwin: (arr. Stanley Silverman)

  1. He Loves & she Loves (2:11)
  2. Fascinatin’ Rhythm (0:56)
  3. Do It Again (2:14)
  4. Clap Your Hands (2:09)
  5. Sweet & Low Down (2:09)

Daniel Bernard Roumain:
Quartet No. 5 “Rosa Parks *

  1. Klap Ur Handz (6:52)
  2. “I made up my mind not to move”(9:12)
  3. Isorhythmiclationistic (4:35)
  4. Klap Ur Handz REMIX (6:49)
    * World Premiere Recording
   

FRATRES
RCA Red Seal/BMG/Sony
Paul Moravec Sonata for Violin and Piano
World Premiere Recording


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“ …a performing style that revisits a sweet-scented immediacy more typical of previous generations..."
- Gramaphone ( U.K.)

“Bachmann plays with complete emotional involvement and a natural, intense expressiveness; the enchanting purity of her tone makes the music float and soar....”
- Classical Pulse

John Corigliano (b.1938)
Sonata for Violin and Piano

  1. Allegro (2:33)
  2. Andantino (7:09)
  3. Lento (4:48)
  4. Allegro (7:32)

Arvo Pārt (b. 1935)

  1. Fratres (11:14)

Paul Moravec (b.1957)
Sonata for Violin and Piano
(World Premiere Recording)

  1. Lively (9:08)
  2. Singing, tender, rubato (7:25)
  3. Impish, sprightly (5:27)

Albert Glinsky (b. 1952)

9. Toccata-Scherzo (4:55)
(World-Premiere Recording)

Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992)

  1. Praise to the Immortality of Jesus (7:20)
    (From the Quartet for the End of Time)

with Jon Klibonoff, piano

   

KISS on WOOD
BMG/Catalyst


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“Bachmann’s sound is strong and sagely varied, her technique admirably facile and immaculate, and all of her playing is marked by intelligent musicianship.”
- Strad Magazine

"CD of the Month"
"You'll be hooked after the opening track..."
-CD Review

 

James MacMillan (b.1959)

1. Kiss on Wood (1994) (8:26)
for violin and piano
(world premiere recording)

William Bolcom (b.1938)

2-5. Second Sonata for violin and piano (1978) (17:24)

Aaron Copland (1900-1990)

6. Nocturne (1928) (6:55)

Alfred Schnittke (b.1934)

7-10. Sonata No.1 (1964) (18:27)
for violin and piano

Paul Dresher (b.1951)

11. Double Ikat -(14:58)
Part 2 (1988-1990)

for violin, piano and percussion

with Jon Klibonoff, piano
   

Beethoven & Mendelssohn Violin Concertos
Maria Bachmann, violin
The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Libor Pesek, conductor
BMG/Conifer

“ Haunting be may a much used word when describing violin virtuosos but it’s an accurate description of the sound of Maria Bachmann.”
-
Classic CD

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
Violin Concerto in D major, op.61

  1. Allegro ma non troppo (25:03)
  2. Larghetto (9:33)
  3. Rondo (Allegro) (10:08)

Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
Violin Concerto in E minor

  1. Allegro molto appassionato (13:23)
  2. Andante (8.36)
  3. Allegretto non troppo – Allegro molto vivace (5:50)

Trio Solisti: Brahms Trios
Marquis Classics


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"Trio Solisti plays this glorious music with rare commitment and insight." "...the free-flowing adrenaline of the finale has one on the edge of one's seat as it might at a first rate concert performance. This is to set this highly talented group against the very best the catalogue has to offer. More please! "
-STRAD magazine Aug 2005

Piano Trio No. 1 in B Major. Op. 8

  1. Allegro con brio (15:14)
  2. Scherzo: Allegro molto (5:59)
  3. Adagio (8:32)
  4. Allegro (5:58)
Piano Trio No. 3 in C Minor. Op. 101
  1. Allegro energico (6:23)
  2. Presto non assai (3:16)
  3. Andante grazioso (4:31)
  4. Allegro Molto (5:08)

Tempest Fantasy: Trio Solisti
Music of Paul Moravec (b.1957)
Arabesque/reissued on NAXOS


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“These performances are really almost beyond belief, the sort composers dream of. Trio Solisiti plays with split-second accuracy; yet one always feels they are searching for further risks to take in the service of the music.”

-FANFARE magazine May 2005

TEMPEST FANTASY
1. Ariel (4:17)
2. Prospero (5:34)
3. Caliban (7:05)
4. Sweet Airs (4:59)
5. Fantasia (7:35)

6. Scherzo (3:41)
7. B.A.S.S. Variations (11:22)
8. Mood Swings (15:22)
(World Premiere Recordings of all works)


“….a first-rate premiere recording….an exciting revelation…the nimble performances, by Trio Solisti and clarinetist David Krakauer, bring out Moravec’s combination of tenderness and sprightly wit.”
-San Francisco Chronicle

 


Ian Krouse Rhapsody for Violin & Orchestra
Koch International


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Ian Krouse (b.1956)

  1. Rhapsody for Violin and Orchestra (1991) (21:03)
    Maria Bachmann, violin
    New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
    James Sedares, conductor
    World Premiere Recording
  1. Cuando se abre en la manana (4:00)
  2. Thamar y Amnon (10:13)
  3. Tientos (22:41)

Lou Harrison Suite for Violin & String Orchestra
Koch International


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Lou Harrison (1917-2003)

1-4. Suite for Violin and String Orchestra (20:18)
Maria Bachmann, violin
New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
James Sedares, conductor

5. Western Dance for Piano (2:18)
6-8. Three Waltzes (3:12)
9-11. Suite for Cello and Piano (8:15)
12. Gigue & Musette (2:00)
13. Polka (2:16)
14. Jarabe (2:08)
15-19. Suite for Cello and Harp (10:10)


Lou Harrison Concerto in Slendro
Argo Classics


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Lou Harrison (1917-2003)

1. Elegy, to the memory of Calvin Simmons (4:41)
2-7. Solstice (excerpts) (17:34)
8-10. Concerto in Slendro (10:06)
Maria Bachmann, violin
California Symphony
Barry Jekowsky, conductor

11-14. Symphony No. 4 (42:09)

15. Double Music (4:21)


Paul Moravec: Circular Dreams
CRI


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Paul Moravec (b. 1957)

  1. Circular Dreams (18:19)
    Maria Bachmann with Carnegie Chamber Players, World Premiere recording
  1. The Open Secret (14:16)
  2. Music Remembers (9:05)
  3. Kingdom Within (17:46)

Rochberg Sonata & Beethoven "Kreutzer" Sonata
Connoisseur Society


Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
Sonata No. 9 in A major for Violin and Piano, Op. 47

  1. Adagio sostenuto- Presto (11:52)
  2. Andante con Variazioni (16:41)
  3. Finale: Presto (8:53)

George Rochberg (1918-2005)
Sonata for Violin and Piano (1988)
World Premiere Recording

Commissioned for Maria Bachmann by Concert Artists Guild

  1. Sarabande: Molto adagio con tenerezza (7:07)
  2. Scherzo capriccioso (4:28)
  3. Ardentemente (8:14)
  4. Finale (6:46)

with Jon Klibonoff, piano


DVD: Trio Solisti Explores Beethoven

In this program, the Trio Solisti practice, interpret, and perform two of Beethoven’s masterwork piano trios, the "Archduke" Trio and the "Ghost" Trio.

Violinist Maria Bachmann, pianist Jon Klibonoff, cellist Alexis Pia Gerlach, discuss the challenges of transforming Beethoven's scores into a vibrant performance. Footage of their work sessions in the studio is mixed with highlights of their concert before a live audience. (25 minutes, color)

This DVD is available from Videos for the Arts and Humanities by calling 800-257-5126 or 609-275-1400. Ask for Item: BVL30740.