Pablo de Sarasate's, Gypsy Airs, quotes the popular Hungarian song, "Csak egy szép lány van a világon," (There’s Only One Lovely Maid in the World). This song was one of Gwendolyn's grandmother's favorites and part of the reason she chose to record the work for ORIGIN.
Grigoraş Dinicu’s "Hora Staccato" is a work that is feared and respected in equal parts by violinists. It's complex but undeniably delightful. Even more compelling than the complexity of sound is the verve and dynamic soulfulness with which Gwendolyn approaches the piece
The drama of violinist and composer Eugène Ysaÿe’s work is mirrored in Gwendolyn Masin’s intense and considered performance. She not only interprets the Ballade but is in dialogue with its very essence – the telling of a story, the crafting of a narrative, breathing new life into the legacy of a great master.