This past summer at the Summit Music Festival in Purchase, N.Y., Young Artists Showcase host Bob Sherman heard a young violinist named Alexander Gilman and his even younger students, the sisters Camille and Julie Berthollet. Later, they all came to the Young Artists Showcase studio, along with pianist Marina Seltenreich.
Each prize-winning Berthollet sister gets the spotlight, first 14-year-old Camille Berthollet, performing the famous opening movement of Mendelssohn’s violin concerto; then 16-year-old Julie plays the middle movement from the Sibelius concerto; then the pair together perform Sarasate’s fiery Navarra.
To close this week’s show, in a preview of next week, hear live recordings of the pioneering young saxophonist Ashu. Not satisfied with the repertoire available to the concert saxophonist, Ashu made these arrangements of Ennio Morricone’s film music to "The Untouchables," "Gabriel’s Oboe" and "Cinema Paradiso."
Massenet: Méditation from Thaïs
— Alexander Gilman, violin; Marina Seltenreich, piano.
Mendelssohn: First movement from the Violin Concerto (piano reduction)
— Camille Berthollet, violin; Marina Seltenreich, piano.
Sibelius: Second movement from the Violin Concerto (piano reduction)
— Julie Berthollet, violin; Marina Seltenreich, piano.
Sarasate: Navarra ('Spanish Dance'), for two violins, Op.33
Camille and Julie Berthollet, violin; Marina Seltenreich, piano.
Recorded live in the YAS studio.
Ennio Morricone: Themes from "The Untouchables," "Gabriel’s Oboe" and "Cinema Paradiso"
— Ashu, soprano saxophone; Kyuang-Hao Huang, piano.