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Concertos in D Major

by Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg

Old meets new in this exciting live recording of classical music's Tchaikovsky and Assad Concertos.
Genre: Classical: Contemporary
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto 1st mov. Allegro Moderato
18:59 $0.99
2. 2nd mov. Andante
6:47 $0.99
3. 3rd mov. Allegro Vivacissimo
9:40 $0.99
4. Assad Violin Concerto 1st mov. Molto Espressivo
9:20 $0.99
5. 2nd mov. Andante Espressivo
6:44 $0.99
6. 3rd mov. Con Fuoco
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Album Notes
Salerno-Sonnenberg finally records the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto....and this one is LIVE with Marin Alsop and the Colorado Symphony Orchestra. This is a treat for any fan who has waited a long time for this one.

She combines classical music's warhorse concerto with a brand new concerto written for her by young brazilian sensation Clarice Assad. This concerto is a natural fit for Salerno-Sonnenberg combining pulsating rhythms, virtuoso finger work, and liltingly beautiful melodies.

Hearing Salerno-Sonnenberg play the Tchaikovsky is an experience not to be missed....and cudo's to her for combining the great work with a new concerto in the repertoire.

She has said of this album...."it combines old with new...and so it music should".


Sensational and unmistakable, Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg stands out in the field of classical music. Individual, passionate and powerful sound, a risk-taking persona and energetic presence are her trademarks. A musician, author, and teacher, Nadja is recognized as one of the world's preeminent violinists.

Since 1981, when she burst onto the music scene as the youngest recipient ever of the Walter W. Naumburg International Violin Competition, Nadja has remained in the media spotlight.

A guest on NBC's The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson numerous times, Nadja has been featured on CBS' 60 Minutes, Nightwatch, and Sunday Morning, NBC's National News, and has been A&E's Artist of the Week with Elliot Forrest. She has also been featured on PBS' Live From Lincoln Center, Backstage/Lincoln Center, Journey, The Charlie Rose Show, City Arts, and Bravo's The Art of Influence, not to mention the PBS/BBC series The Mind, PBS' Sessions at West 54th, a PBS special presentation, "Dallas Symphony Orchestra: Music of Bernstein, Barber & Beethoven," and PBS' Children's Television Workshop's award winning program Sesame Street. In May 1999, CBS' 60 Minutes II aired a follow-up to their 1986 feature, highlighting the last 13 years of her career.

A highly acclaimed recording artist, Nadja's numerous classical recordings are released on the Angel/EMI Classic and Nonesuch labels. A sought-after artist who has performed with many of the world's greatest conductors and orchestras and at major international festivals, she has played at the White House in a command performance for the Arts & Humanities Awards. She has also collaborated with such artists as Mandy Patinkin, Joe Jackson, Judy Blazer, Janice Siegel, the Assad brothers, Mark O'Connor and Roger Kellaway.

Born in Rome, Nadja emigrated to the Unites States at the age of eight to study at The Curtis Institute of Music and later studied with Dorothy DeLay at The Julliard School.

In 1989, she wrote "Nadja: On My Way," an autobiography written for children, in which she shares her experiences as a young musician building a career.

She is the recipient of the prestigious Avery Fisher Prize (1999) awarded to the instrumentalists who have demonstrated "outstanding achievement and excellence in music."

She has been honored with an Avery Fisher Career Grant (1983), and in 1988 was Ovations Debut Recording Artist of the Year.

She is in Who's Who of American Women and is also the recipient of an honorary Masters of Musical Arts from the New Mexico State University (May 1999), the first honorary degree the University has ever awarded.



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Donald Stevens

Tremendous performance. Almost like hearing it in person.

Micki Archuleta

Tchaikovsky and Assad
Once again, Salerno-Sonnenberg brings chills.

Thorn C. Roberts

N. S-S. expresses a dynamic personality through music
With regard to both works, N. S-S. expresses strong emotions through her playing. She is very technically skilled, and this is the essential means to the end. The
Assad work has a resemblance to composers such as Debussy
and Ravel, which allows a lot of scope for this; Tchaikov-
sky and N.S-S. personaliies seem to relate somehow.

Naoya Hirabayashi, Japan

One of the greatest CD!!
I'v been listening so many CDs for various magazines ever day, but have a rare chance to meet really great CD. But the Nadja's latest CDs are most exciting one for me. And I'm very impressed the recording sound which captures good atmosphere of the concert hall. How great she is!

The D Major illicits emotions from profoundly joyful to profoundly sad.
The mic or mics should have been about two feet closer to her and two feet farther from the orchestra.

Michael Sakamoto

Salerno-Sonnenberg's passion never dissapoints...It's in her blood.
Woo hoo! It's about time she recorded the Tchaikovsky. She manages to show off everything great about her in this recording - her passion, her idiosyncratic, visceral experience of the music, and her technical chops, which are absolutely necessary to pull off what she does in my humble opinion and something she doesn't get enough credit for sometimes. BRAVA!!!

Scott Leather

She's the best!!
This is a GREAT recording! Exciting and passionate as hell! And the Assad work is wonderful!! Very comprehensible and just as exciting! These are live performances caught in the heat of the moment! VERY RECOMMENDED! NADIA'S THE BEST!!


Loved it!
The power and emotion of Nadja's talent comes through in this recording. You go, girl!

J. Frieseke

Wonderful reliving of Nadja's Live performance of this work!
My wife & I experienced Ms.Salerno-Sonnenberg in live performance of the Tchaikovsky Concerto with the Santa Rosa Symphony. Playing this CD allows us to relive that wonderful experience.
We really enjoyed it when the CD Baby pilot dipped the wings of his plane as he flew over our house on his return to Portland. We stood outside and waved to him.

L Fugit

Powerful and beauitfully artistic
I was at the concert at which this CD was recorded and have anxiously awaited its release. It does not disappoint! I got goose bumps then and goose bumps listening to the recording. The power and intimacy of a live performance are captured on this CD.
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