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Popular works by: Sarasate, Vivaldi, Paganini, Brahms, Baer, Tchaikovsky, Johann and Josef Strauss, Piazzolla


The talented musicians Mario HOSSEN, violin, and Joel Mathias JENNY, conductor of LES ORPHEISTES Festival Orchestra have chosen for the release popular and well-loved pieces. The only exception is the work composed specially for this programme: Winter Music by the Swiss composer Walter Baer. Its world premiere was in Bulgaria.
The young violin player Mario HOSSEN is well-known to Bulgarian and international music audience. He finished the Plovdiv School of Music and continued his studies in the Vienna Academy of Music. After receiving an award from the Austrian Ministry of Culture, he began his brilliant career in Europe, North America and Asia. He has received numerous awards at international competitions and festivals in Europe. In 2004 Gega New released his CD – “Paganiniana”, which features his recordings of virtuoso violin works by Paganini, and pieces written in the style of Paganini.
The Swiss conductor Joel Mathias JENNY graduated from the Music Conservatory of Zurich and the Music Conservatory of Basel. He furthered his studies under Professor Hans Lowlein, former Chief Conductor of the Berlin Staatsoper. Mr. Jenny’s repertoire includes music ranging from classical to contemporary. He has recorded with the English Chamber Orchestra, the Camerata St. Petersburg, etc.
LES ORPHEISTES Festival Orchestra also contributes to the success of this release. It comprises musicians from Sofia Soloists, Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra, and Plovdiv Philharmonic Orchestra.

Recording of a concert in Bulgaria Concert Hall, December 2004


  • Track Listing

    Pablo de Sarasate

    [1] Zigeunerweisen op. 20 for Violin and Strings Orchestra - arr. by Joel Mathias Jenny 7'44''

    Antonio Vivaldi

    "Winter" op. 8/4. RV 297, Violin Concerto in f minor from the "Four Seasons"

    [2] Allegro non molto 3'25''

    [3] Largo e cantabile 2'06''

    [4] Allegro 3'28''

    Niccolò Paganini

    [5] I Palpiti op. 13 for Violin and Strings Orchestra 11'27''

    Johannes Brahms

    [6] Hungarian Dance No. 5 for Violin and Strings Orchestra - arr. by Joel Mathias Jenny 3'52''

    Walter Baer 
    Winter Music for Strings Orchestra

    [7] On the Way 3'00''

    [8] Winter's Tale 5'50''

    [9] Koleda (Bulgarian: Chrismas) 5'06''

    Piotr Ilyitch Tchaikovsky 
    Serenade in C Major op. 48 for Strings Orchestra

    [10] Pezzo in forma di sonatina 9'10''

    [11] Valse 3'59''

    [12] Elegia 7'54''

    [13] Finale (Tema russo)8'16''

    Johann and Josef Strauss

    [14] Pizzicato-Polka - based on the original version arr. by Joel Mathias Jenny 2'50''

    Astor Piazzolla

    [15] Oblivion for Strings Orchestra - arr. by Joel Mathias Jenny 3'19''

    Total: 86'34''

  • Participating

    Mario Hossen, violin
    Les Orpheistes Festival Orchestra
    Joel Mathias Jenny, conductor

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