Silhouettes: Clarke, Werkman, Debussy, Milhaud, Enescu
with Dana Zemtsov
Violist Dana Zemtsov and pianist Anna Fedorova play major works for viola and piano by Rebecca Clarke, Darius Milhaud, Arne Werkman and Georges Enescu are three transcriptions for viola and piano by Claude Debussy. This provides a sort of musical 'silhouette' through which the other compositions are to be experienced. Although this album is not an album of 'French' music, it does emphasize French musical culture of the early to mid-20th century.
"This newcomer is as strong as any of their main rivals, with Zemtsov’s warmly expressive playing matched by Fedorova’s nuanced accompaniment. Zemtsov is much more than a viable alternative, exploring its vein of melancholy with real feeling. Demonstration-quality sound by Channel Classics."
- Guy Rickards, Gramophone
"Dana Zemtsov has a knack for interesting programming. She is especially captivating in the veiled quality to her tone with which she launches Clair de lune and the sensitive longing of Beau soir. Anna Fedorova is a nimble duo partner."
- The Strad