Hideko Udagawa has performed extensively throughout the world and captivates international audiences with her artistry and enthusiasm. As a protégée of Nathan Milstein, she has inherited the great Russian romantic tradition of violin playing, and brings it to the fore in this collection of works by Rimsky-Korsakov, Tchaikovsky, Glazounov, Gade and Ysase.
Alongside the Philharmonia Orchestra this disc includes two world premiere recordings of works by Eugène Ysaÿe – Mazurka No.2 Op.10 and Saltarelle Carnavalesque, Op.Posth.
Praise for Hideko’s last disc with Signum – Rachmaninov for Violin & Piano, with pianist Konstantin Lifschitz (SIGCD164)
“The world premiere recording … of the 1889 Romance … is very beautifully played by both artists and alone is worth the price of the disc.”
International Record Review, February 2010