HUBAY: VI­O­LIN CON­CER­TOS NOS 1 & 2; SCÈNES DE LA CSÁRDA NOS 3 & 4

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - Musicreviews - MICHAEL DERVAN

The re­nais­sance of in­ter­est in the Hun­gar­ian com­poser and vi­o­lin­ist Jenö Hubay (1858-1937) con­tin­ues apace with this new disc from English vi­o­lin­ist Chloë Hanslip. Hubay was a near con­tem­po­rary of Mahler, Strauss and De­bussy, but his mu­sic was cast in the ro­man­tic mould of an ear­lier gen­er­a­tion. One of his most fa­mous short pieces,

He­jri Kati, in de­li­cious Hun­gar­ian dance style, is in­cluded here. It rather out­classes the first two of his four vi­o­lin con­cer­tos, which jour­ney skil­fully but rather too anony­mously through fa­mil­iar late 19th-cen­tury vi­o­lin­is­tic hur­dles. Chloë Hanslip plays with taste and char­ac­ter, but the orches­tral han­dling of con­duc­tor An­drew Mo­gre­lia is rather rou­tine. www.nax­osdirect.ie

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