I was introduced to the glorious music of Pablo de Sarasate two years ago when a friend gave me a copy of Arron Rosand's wonderful album. I began acquiring as much Sarasate as I could by varied artists and from different time periods. Then I discovered Tianwa Yang's first release of Sarasate's work. This release is the second of three that are available now with a total of seven to be ultimately offered on the Naxos label. The first set and this are Ms Yang and Markus Hadulla on piano and the third is with the orchestra that Sarasate established himself which is still in existence. The last of the material to produce the seven releases was recorded in the last two months in Pamplona Spain.
This is my favorite of the three but I've just started to burn the orchestra album into my memory. It is unbelievable what a glorious range of sounds that this young lady can produce with a bow and a pound and a half of wood and wire. Sarasate was the master of showpieces for the violin and Ms Yang's interpretations are some of the best that I've heard. She has such complete control of the instrument. The 'Fantasy from the Concert for Martha' is probably one of my favorite compositionms of all time from any music genre.
If you like classical violin and especially Sarasate, your library is sorely lacking till you add this work.