"MESMERIZING!" - Fanfare Magazine
LEGENDARY COMPOSERS DAVID AMRAM and JOSÉ SEREBRIER are WRITIING PIECES for ELMIRA
A journey through the legacy of great Hungarian composers, recorded with pianist Thomas Weaver.
Also upcoming: the releases of 4 new albums, including
- a double -CD album recorded with hornist HOWARD WALL and pianist THOMAS WEAVER, presenting many world-premiere recordings of original and arranged music by a multitude of composers.
This album was released in 2023 by Urlicht AudioVisual. The album notes describe Elmira Darvarova's escape behind the Iron Curtain, with the help of legendary cellist Janos Starker
This 2023 album completes the 3-volume project for the Naxos label of Franco Alfano's chamber music, all world-premiere recordings. In the first 2 volumes Elmira Darvarova presented the world-premiere recording of Franco Alfano's Concerto for Violin, Cello and Piano, and the world-premiere recording of the original 1923 version of Alfano's monumental Sonata for Violin and Piano, as well as the world-premiere recording of Alfano's Piano Quintet, and of his Nenia & Scherzino for Violin and Piano (originally a vocal composition). The newest, final installment of this project has been garnering rave reviews, and has been called in the press "one of Naxos' finest and most profound releases of late". The performances have been praised as "wondrously fervent, with tiger-like ferocity"
The album, hailed in the press as "breathtaking", presents 3 world-premiere recordings, including the recently-discovered FINAL VERSIONS of Ysaÿe's 2 String Trios. Elmira Darvarova's rendition of Ysaÿe's "Ballade" was praised by legendary critic Henry Fogel who even included her timing (6:50) in his review