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Lisa Batiashvili

Secret Love Letters (CD)

This album - a collaboration between two of the biggest names in classical music - celebrates the fine art of concealment, of holding private passions just beneath the surface until they erupt. Secret Love Letters sees the violinist explore some of the most romantic music ever written. In this, her first recording with a US orchestra, she is joined by The Philadelphia Orchestra and its inspirational music director Yannick Nézet-Séguin - with whom she has performed live many times - as well as by young Georgian pianist Giorgi Gigashvili. Together they embark on a journey that spans everything from forbidden love to romance seen from the perspective of old age, featuring Szymanowski's '"First Violin Concerto," Chausson's "Poème" and works by Franck and Debussy.

CÉSAR FRANCK (1822–1890)
Sonata for Violin and Piano in A major FWV 8

Allegretto ben moderato
Recitativo-Fantasia. Ben moderato – Molto lento – a tempo moderato
Allegretto poco mosso

Lisa Batiashvili violin
Giorgi Gigashvili piano

Concerto for Violin and Orchestra No. 1 op. 35

Vivace assai – Cadenza – Allegro assai

Lisa Batiashvili violin
The Philadelphia Orchestra
Yannick Nézet-Séguin conductor

Poème op. 25 for violin and orchestra

Lento e misterioso – Molto animato – Animato – Poco lento –
Poco meno lento – Allegro – Tempo I – Tranquillo

Lisa Batiashvili violin
The Philadelphia Orchestra
Yannick Nézet-Séguin conductor

CLAUDE DEBUSSY (1862–1918)
Beau soir
arr. for violin and piano by Jascha Heifetz

Lisa Batiashvili violin
Yannick Nézet-Séguin piano