Music gives soul to the the universe, wings to the mind,
flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and everything.
Plato

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From Introduction to “Virtuosity” by Anna Karkowska:
“Virtuosity has been always a thing of wonder. A perfect recipe for a musical feast, both for the connoisseur and the accidental musical “tourist”, it combines the mastery of technique, phrase and form with the irresistible dressing of sheer daring. It is the risk, the proverbial pinch of salt, which makes it such an incredible and completely unique experience.”

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Title:
  Virtuosity
Label:
  Starlight Classics
Format:
  2 Audio CDs
Time:
  CD 1: 50’17, CD 2: 39’06

Performers:
Anna Karkowska, Violin
London Symphony Orchestra
Benjamin Wallfisch, Conductor

Recorded at Abbey Road Studios, London, UK

Composers (in order of appearances in this album):
Niccolo Paganini,
Pablo de Sarasate
Robin Hoffmann
Henryk Wieniawski

Music Samples:
Disc 1: Paganini and Sarasate
1. Paganini Violin Concerto in D, Op. 6, Allegro maestoso
2. Paganini Violin Concerto in D, Op. 6, Adagio
3. Paganini Violin Concerto in D, Op. 6, Rondo: Allegro spirituoso
4. Sarasate Carmen Fantasy Op. 25, Introduction: Allegro moderato
5. Sarasate Carmen Fantasy Op. 25, Moderato (Habanera)
6. Sarasate Carmen Fantasy Op. 25, Lento assai
7. Sarasate Carmen Fantasy Op. 25, Allegro moderato
8. Sarasate Carmen Fantasy Op. 25, Moderato (Finale)

Disc 2: Hoffmann and Wieniawski
1. Hoffmann Violin Concerto*, Allegro maestoso
2. Hoffmann Violin Concerto*, Adagio cantabile e sostenuto
3. Hoffmann Violin Concerto*, Presto con fuoco
4. Wieniawski Faust Fantasy Op.20, Allegro moderato
5. Wieniawski Faust Fantasy Op.20, Andante ma non troppo
6. Wieniawski Faust Fantasy Op.20, Allegro agitato non troppo
7. Wieniawski Faust Fantasy Op.20, Moderato
8. Wieniawski Faust Fantasy Op.20, Finale: Tempo di Valse, molto moderato


*WORLD PREMIERE


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“Chopin and Wieniawski: The Soul of Poland”
“The "Chopin and Wieniawski: The Soul of Poland" album is a unique blend of virtuoso masterpieces of Henryk Wieniawski and breathtaking miniatures of Fryderyk Chopin in beautiful arrangements by Bronislaw Huberman, Pablo Sarasate and Anna Karkowska. ”

Title:
  Chopin and Wieniawski: The Soul of Poland
Label:
  Starlight Classics
Format:
  1 Audio CD
Time:
  

Performers:
Anna Karkowska, Violin
Kasha Karkowska, Piano

Music Samples:
1. Fryderyk Chopin arr. Pablo de Sarasate Nocturne Op. 27, No. 2
2. Henryk Wieniawski Scherzo-Tarantelle Op.16
3. Fryderyk Chopin arr. Anna Karkowska Nocturne Op. 9, No. 1
4. Henryk Wieniawski Capriccio-Valse Op. 7
5. Fryderyk Chopin arr. Anna Karkowska Prelude Op. 28, No. 4
6. Henryk Wieniawski Polonaise brillante Op. 21
7. Fryderyk Chopin arr. Pablo de Sarasate Nocturne Op. 9, No. 2
8. Henryk Wieniawski Legende Op.17
9. Fryderyk Chopin arr. Anna Karkowska Valse Op. 34, No. 2
10. Henryk Wieniawski Romanza from Violin Concerto in d, Op. 22
11. Fryderyk Chopin arr. Bronislaw Huberman Valse Op.64, No. 2
12. Henryk Wieniawski Kujawiak
13. Henryk Wieniawski Souvenir de Moscou Op. 6

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“Romantic Soul 2”

Title:
  Romantic Soul 2
Label:
  Starlight Classics
Format:
  1 Audio CD
Time:
  

Performers:
Anna Karkowska, Violin
Kasha Karkowska, Piano

Music Samples:
1. Ernest Chausson (1855-99) Poeme Op. 25
2. Pablo de Sarasate (1844-1908) Zigeunerweisen Op.20
3. Jules Massenet (1842-1912) Meditation from Thais
4. Henryk Wieniawski (1835-80) Allegro moderato from Violin Concerto in d, Op.22
5. Camille Saint-Saens (1835-1921) Swan
6. Joseph Achron (1886-1943) Hebrew Melody
7. Camille Saint-Saens (1835-1921) Introduction et Rondo Capriccioso
8. Franz Schubert (1797-1828) arr. Anna Karkowska Serenade
9. Vittorio Monti (1868-1922) Csardas
10. Henri Vieuxtemps (1820-1881) Souvenir d’Amerique Op.17