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Lee, Haerim Elzabeth / My Time Is Now
Album:My Time Is Now Collection:Classical
Artist:Lee, Haerim Elzabeth Added:11/2019
Label:Innova Recordings 

Album Review
Tom McCarter
Reviewed 2019-11-29 
Reviewed: 2019-11-29
Genre: Classical (X)
FCCs: none
Review: Rich sonatas are delivered by violinist Lee as she teams with pianist Alex Brown on a collection of Gershwin interpretations and a few extras. The Gershwin pieces are arranged by Jascha Heifetz for the most part and reflect the “Golden Age” of the era well, in a stately post-ragtime, pre-swing mode.
Lee’s tone is at turns rich and palpable, elegant, urgent, dark, and dramatic.
If You Like: Itzhak Perlman, Regina Carter, Jenny Scheinman, Hannah Addario-Berry
Track Review (favorites denoted by *):
**1/ It Ain’t Necessarily So (5:42) – violin starts> midtempo duet> violin solo> piano solo> midtempo duet swings up briefly then slows to midtempo> crescendo end
*2/ #TBT (5:06) – violin starts> slow tempo duet morphs into off-kilter midtempo, then slows to slow tempo> slow fade
*3/ Three Preludes No. 1 (1:45) – piano starts> slow tempo duet swings uptempo> quick stop
4/ Three Preludes No. 2 (3:56) – piano starts> slow tempo duet> slowly builds to midtempo> slows to fade
*5/ Three Preludes No. 3 (1:22) – piano starts> fast tempo jam> quick stop
**6/ Fantasy For Solo Violin (6:42) – violin starts hard> slow solo swings back & forth in tempo> quick stop
7/ Viva For Solo Violin (2:52) – violin starts hard> slow solo swings back & forth in tempo> pause> uptempo solo> quick stop
8/ Graceful Ghost (6:36) – piano starts> midtempo duet> piano solo> violin solo> midtempo duet> quick stop
**9/ Summertime (3:28) – piano solo starts> slow tempo duet builds to midtempo> crescendo end
**10/ A Woman Is A Sometime Thing (1:43) – piano hits a note> pause> uptempo duet> crescendo end
*11/ Bess, You Is My Woman (5:19) – piano starts> midtempo duet> builds in volume> pause> midtempo duet> builds in volume> pause> midtempo duet slows to fade
*12/ My Man’s Gone Now (4:16) – piano starts hard> midtempo duet> quick stop
*13/ Tempo Di Blues (3:18) – piano/violin start> midtempo duet> shifts uptempo> builds to crescendo> brief fast tempo duet> quick stop
14/ Short Story (2:56) – violin starts> midtempo duet swings to crescendo> slow duet> uptempo ragtime duet> quick stop
***15/ American In Paris (6:16) – piano/violin starts>fast tempo duet> pause> fast duet> pause> midtempo duet> pause> slow tempo duet> pause> midtempo duet> swings to uptempo> pause> midtempo duet swings to uptempo> crescendo end
16/ Embraceable You (5:14) – violin solo starts slow> slow tempo duet> slow fade
17/ Sleepless Night (2:39) – piano/violin starts> midtempo duet> slow fade
*18/ Violin Piece (5:18) – piano starts> slow duet> violin solo> piano solo> slow duet> quick stop


Track Listing
1.It Ain't Necessarily So 10.A Woman Is A Sometime Thing
2.#tbt 11.Bess, You Is My Woman
3.Three Preludes No.1 12.My Man Is Gone
4.Three Preludes No.2 13.Tempo Di Blues
5.Three Preludes No.3 14.Short Story
6.Fantasy For Solo Violin 15.American In Paris
7.Viva For Solo Violin 16.Embraceable You
8.Graceful Ghost 17.Sleepless Night
9.Summertime 18.Violin Piece