VC DESERT ISLAND DOWNLOADS | Violinist Sarah Chang – ‘5 Recordings I Can’t Live Without’

The Violin Channel recently caught up with superstar violinist Sarah Chang – for a fun game of VC Desert Island Downloads

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The Violin Channel recently caught up with superstar violinist Sarah Chang – for a fun game of VC Desert Island Downloads.

We sat her down to pick her brain on which 5 CD recordings she would take with her to a deserted island – and how the tracks have helped shape her as a musician.

 

  1. Heifetz : The Complete Album Collection

‘The Holy Grail of recordings … awe inspiring …  the sheer amount of repertoire he managed to put down on tape is mind boggling … this was gifted to me several Christmases ago from a dear friend … the collection to end all collections.’

Heifetz: The Complete Album Collection |103 CDS|

Jascha Heifetz, Violin

Release Date: March 22, 2011

Label: Sony Masterworks/ RCA Red Seal

‘Absolute genius … such beauty and tragedy … a true enigma.’

Michael Rabin: The Complete Collection

Michael Rabin, Violin

Release Date: July 25, 2005

Label: Doremi

‘Hands down, my favorite violinist of all time … his Brahms and Shostakovich Concerto recordings, in my opinion, are unparalleled.’

David Oistrakh: The Complete Collection

David Oistrakh, Violin

Release Date: October 3, 2005

Label: Doremi

‘Queen B can do no wrong in my eyes!’

Dangerously in love

Beyonce

Release Date: February 3, 2015

Label: SBME SPECIAL MKTS

‘My trusty go-to throwback album.’

Slippery when wet

Bon Jovi

Release Date: November 4, 2016

Label: Island

‘My favorite piece ever written … above all other violin rep, chamber music rep, symphonic rep, etc … Enjoy!’

Swan Lake

Tchaikovsky

Charles Dutoit

Montreal Symphony Orchestra

Release Date: November 7, 2011

Label: Decca Classics

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