Schubert: Works for Violin and Piano [Virya Duo, CD]
1-3 Sonatina in D, Op, Posth. 137 No. 1, D. 384
4-7 Sonata in A, Op. Posth. 162, D. 574
8 Fantasy in C, Op. Posth. 159, D. 934
Alissa Cheung, violin
Ruby Jin, piano
This album, devoted to Schubert's exquisite violin and piano works, is the culmination of a fruitful collaboration between violinist Alissa Cheung and pianist Ruby Jin that originated in Germany when theh duo performed Schubert's Fantasy for the first time in 2012.
Since then, the duo embraces a broad spectrum of literature, from standard repertoire of Beethoven and Brahms to music by contemporary composers in recital series and festivals across Canada.
For both artists, releasing this album marks a special milestone. As described in one of Schubert's Lieder, it's a place where music never fails to ignite or reignite one's heart for warm love:
"Hast du mein Herz zu warmer Lieb entzunden, Hast mich in eine bessere Welt entrückt!" (An die Musik)