Recordings

ORIGIN Re-released

ORIGIN Deluxe Edition

ORIGIN is re-released in a deluxe, digital edition and is available at Naxos, and digitally on most platforms.

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ORIGIN on Vinyl

Vinyl Release

A limited edition, 180-gram vinyl (100 LPs) version of ORIGIN (released 2016) is now available on this site's shop.

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Recordings

Gwendolyn plays Kreisler

Fritz Kreisler, the Austrian violinist known not only for his virtuosity, but also for his composition skills, penned his work, La Gitana, as an homage to Spanish folk music. Nevertheless, the composer's heritage can be felt in the piece. In moments, La Gitana breathes like a Viennese waltz.

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Gwendolyn plays Sarasate

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.

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Recordings

Gwendolyn plays Ravel

In the hands of Gwendolyn, Maurice Ravel's Pièce en forme de Habanera breathes new life. She leads the ensemble with grace, and they wistfully converge to create a dynamic experience.

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Gwendolyn plays de Falla

Manuel de Falla is considered one of the most important Spanish composers of the early 20th century. His spirited works are imbued with and reflect the passion and austerity synonymous with Spanish and Andalusian culture. It is no surprise that Gwendolyn chose his work, Danse Espagnole, to lead the cavalcade of heritage that is the collection of songs on ORIGIN.

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New Album

ORIGIN

Aptly named ORIGIN, this album is a collection of the melodies and rhythms that Gwendolyn Masin is made of. The compositions and improvisations on ORIGIN are those that inspire and have shaped this virtuoso’s identity as a musician and artist.

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Gwendolyn plays Dinicu

Grigoraş Dinicu's Hora Staccato is a work that is feared and respected in equal parts by violinists. The movement and virtue of this traditional Romanian dance excites. It's complex, though sonically and undeniably delightful. Even more compelling than the complexity of sound that the work presents is the verve and dynamic soulfulness with which Gwendolyn approaches the piece.

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Gwendolyn plays Ysaÿe

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.

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