Vladimir Bodunov’s Masterly Violins Duets arrangements make it possible to achieve a full and rich “orchestral sound” with two violins. Solo and accompaniment roles constantly alternate.
These five classical pieces enable advanced or professional musicians to give impressive recitals and auditions or to leave a lasting impression at celebrations and parties.
• Both instruments more or less equal standing
• Perfect for concerts, auditions, recitals, parties, and celebrations.
• 1 movement from Concerto for Two Violins in A minor (A.Vivaldi)
• Have mercy, my God, Aria (No. 39) (J.S.Bach)
• Santa Lucia (A.Longo)
• Overture from The Bat (J.Strauss II)
• William Tell Overture Finale (G.Rossini)
Vladimir Bodunov (b. 1981) was born Mogilev, Belarus and lives in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. He is a composer and arranger who plays violin, piano, and musical saw.
Antonio Vivaldi: (b Venice, 4 March 1678; d Vienna, 27/8 July 1741). Italian composer. The most original and influential Italian composer of his generation, he laid the foundations for the mature Baroque concerto. His contributions to musical style, violin technique and the practice of orchestration were substantial, and he was a pioneer of orchestral programme music.
Gioacchino Rossini: (b Pesaro, 29 Feb 1792; d Passy, 13 Nov 1868). Italian composer. No composer in the first half of the 19th century enjoyed the measure of prestige, wealth, popular acclaim or artistic influence that belonged to Rossini. His contemporaries recognized him as the greatest Italian composer of his time. His achievements cast into oblivion the operatic world of Cimarosa and Paisiello, creating new standards against which other composers were to be judged. That both Bellini and Donizetti carved out personal styles is undeniable; but they worked under Rossini’s shadow, and their artistic personalities emerged in confrontation with his operas. Not until the advent of Verdi was Rossini replaced at the centre of Italian operatic life.
Johann Sebastian Bach: (b Eisenach, 21 March 1685, d Leipzig; 28 July 1750). Composer and organist. The most important member of the family, his genius combined outstanding performing musicianship with supreme creative powers in which forceful and original inventiveness, technical mastery and intellectual control are perfectly balanced. While it was in the former capacity, as a keyboard virtuoso, that in his lifetime he acquired an almost legendary fame, it is the latter virtues and accomplishments, as a composer, that by the end of the 18th century earned him a unique historical position. His musical language was distinctive and extraordinarily varied, drawing together and surmounting the techniques, the styles and the general achievements of his own and earlier generations and leading on to new perspectives which later ages have received and understood in a great variety of ways.
The first authentic posthumous account of his life, with a summary catalogue of his works, was put together by his son Carl Philipp Emanuel and his pupil J.F. Agricola soon after his death and certainly before March 1751 (published as Nekrolog, 1754). J.N. Forkel planned a detailed Bach biography in the early 1770s and carefully collected first-hand information on Bach, chiefly from his two eldest sons; the book appeared in 1802, by when the Bach Revival had begun and various projected collected editions of Bach’s works were underway; it continues to serve, together with the 1754 obituary and the other 18th-century documents, as the foundation of Bach biography.
Johann Strauss (b Vienna, 14 March 1804; d Vienna,25 Sept 1849). Composer, conductor and violinist.