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Gil Shaham’s “Sarasate – Virtuoso Violin Works” available today

Violinists Adele Anthony and Gil Shaham unveil their shared passion for the music of Spanish composer and violinist Pablo de Sarasate (1844-1908) with a new recording, available today, on Shaham’s own Canary Classics label. Adele, who makes her debut on the label with this recording, and Gil recorded Sarasate: Virtuoso Violin Works after a number of “centenary celebration” performances dedicated to Sarasate’s music, including a November concert at New York’s Lincoln Center, broadcast live on public television, and in “¡Sarasateada!”, a series of Sarasate concerts in Valladolid, Spain. The new recording showcases the enormous appeal of Sarasate’s dance- and song-inspired works, as well as the music’s sometimes hair-raising technical challenges.

Gil and Adele launch their new Sarasate album tonight with a 7:00pm event at New York’s new downtown music hotspot, [Le] Poisson Rouge, where they will be joined by special guest artists The Knights. Ticket information is available at

A new companion video, Gil Shaham in “Run Gil Run”, will also be shown publicly for the first time at this evening’s event and can be viewed at the following YouTube link:

The Zapateado is a Spanish dance, which inspired a short work by Sarasate that is the eighth track on the new album (a full track list follows below), as well as being the music bed for the video. Watch closely for special guest appearances by renowned (and less well-known) luminaries from the classical music world.

Sarasate – Virtuoso Violin Works
¡Sarasateada! Valladolid 2008
Gil Shaham, violin; Adele Anthony, violin; Akira Eguchi, piano
Orquesta Sinfónica de Castilla y León*/Alejandro Posada, conductor
Canary Classics: CC07

1-5. “Carmen” Fantasy, Op. 25* (Gil Shaham)
6. Song of the Nightingale, Op. 29 (Adele Anthony)

7. Habanera, Op. 26, No. 2 (Gil Shaham)

8. Zapateado, Op. 23, No. 2 (Gil Shaham)

9. Zortzico “Adiós Montañas Mías”, Op. 39* orch. Leo Blech (Gil Shaham)

10. Zigeunerweisen (Gypsy Airs), Op. 20* (Gil Shaham)

11. Airs écossais (Scottish Airs), Op. 34 (Adele Anthony)

12. Romanza Andaluza, Op. 22, No. 1 (Gil Shaham)

13. Capricho Vasco (Basque Caprice), Op. 24 (Gil Shaham) 

14. Gavota de “Mignon”, Op. 16 (Gil Shaham)

15. Introduction and Tarantella, Op. 43 (Adele Anthony)

16. Navarra for two violins, Op. 33* (Gil Shaham, Adele Anthony)

Event information:
Venue: Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker Street, NYC 10012
Date & time: Tuesday, September 29 at 7.00pm (doors open 6pm)
Artists: Gil Shaham, violin; Adele Anthony, violin; The Knights, orchestra
Program: Works by Pablo de Sarasate, including Carmen Fantasy, Faust Fantasy, Navarra, Song of the Nightingale and Introduction and Tarantella
Tickets: General admission: $20.00; available online at

For more information please call 212-505-FISH or visit

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