Adam Kostecki (violin/conductor), Piotr Iwicki (percussion), Gunther Hauer (piano), Polish Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra
Jacques Loussier achieved immense worldwide popular success combining the music of J.S. Bach and jazz improvisation with his Play Bach Trio. Loussier's focus has since turned more towards composing, his predilection for fusing jazz and classical elements expressed at its most economical in these two Violin Concertos. Eloquent expressiveness and colourful use of percussion characterise the First Concerto, while the Indian influence in the Second Concerto emerges through violin improvisation and rhythmic counterpoint from the tabla. Like Loussier, Paderewski was a piano virtuoso who turned to composition in later life, the Violin Sonata being one of his finest earlier works.
Loussier Violin Concerto Nos 1, 2; Paderewski Violin Sonata in A Minor Op 13
Running Time; 1 hr 5 min