Robert Kahn Chamber Music

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Volume 1

Julia Bushkova, violin     Arsentiy Kharitonov, piano

 

Robert Kahn, born in Mannheim in 1865, produced a large body of gloriously attractive chamber music, expertly crafted and basically Brahmsian in style.  His three violin sonatas, written over a twenty-year period at the end of the nineteenth and beginning of the twentieth centuries, reveal a lyrical composer in the Romantic mainstream but capable of considerable formal inventiveness.  He died in Biddenden, in Kent, in 1951, an exile from Nazi oppression.

Currently a violin professor at the University of North Texas, Julia Bushkova has been a featured performer on numerous commercial and public radio stations including CBS Public Radio (Canada) and NPR’s Performance Today (USA).  Her most recent solo and concerto performances have taken place in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Minsk, New York, North Carolina, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Michigan, Canada, South Africa, Italy and Venezuela.  A dedicated chamber musician, Ms. Bushkova has participated in festivals across North America as well as in Italy and South Africa.

A prize-winner of national and international competitions, including the 1991 Sergei Rachmaninov Competition (Russia), 2003 Slavic Music Competition (Ukraine), Beethoven Piano Sonata Competition (Memphis, TN), and Franz Liszt International Piano Competition (Los Angeles, CA), Arsentiy Kharitonov has been heard in solo recitals and concerto performances in Finland, Germany, Hungary, The Netherlands, Poland, Russia, Sweden, Ukraine and the United Sttes.  He recently recorded the second CD of a multi-disc series of music by Leo Ornstein, released internationally on Toccata Classics.

 

Recorded 21-23 May 2014 in the Winspear Performance Hall of the Murchison Performing Arts Center at the University of North Texas (Denton)

Engineer: Blair Liikala

Producer: Bradley Beckman

 

Booklet notes: Steffen Fahl

Translation: Alan Howe

Design and layout: Paul Brooks, paulmbrooks@virginmedia.com

 

Executive producer: Martin Anderson