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Violinist Gwendolyn Masin is an intrepid explorer of neglected violin works throughout history. In this episode, she shares with listeners three short pieces that she believes really should enjoy more time in the spotlight of staple repertoire; by Vítězslava Kaprálová, Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco and Lazare Saminsky.

Interested in exploring these works? Here are links to the scores and Gwendolyn’s recommended recordings:

Pieces in order of mention:

  1. Vítězslava Kaprálová, Burlesque
  1. Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco,Ritmi:,_Op.15_(Castelnuovo-Tedesco,_Mario)  and


  1. Lazare Saminsky, Hebrew Rhapsody:


Irène Wieniawska (Poldowski)

Gwendolyn Masin, violin / Vera Kooper, piano


Orchid Classics ORC100210

Photo courtesy Neda Navaee

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