Forever captures a recital program to inaugurate a scholarship fund at the college in his name. It features Sonatas by LeClair and Franck; solo Bach; virtuoso showpieces including Preghiera (Rachmaninoff-Kreisler), Zigeunerweisen (Sarasate), March (Prokofieff-Heifetz), Hopak (Moussorgsky-Rachmaninoff); Romantic works such as Valse Sentimentale (Tschaikovsky-Press) and Nocturne in C# minor (Chopin-Milstein); and a Brahms Hungarian Dance. Rosand, a violinist in the romantic tradition for more than half a century and a prolific recording artist, was accompanied at the piano by Robert Koenig. Violinists will the violinist’s eye that producer/director Lauren Speeth brings to the project, as she worked closely with cinematographer Dan Coplan to highlight the mastery of the maestro at work.
Aaron Rosand: Live at Mills College DVD
- "These days, when classical music is in such a marketing-driven state, like everything else, people are invariably looking for the next hot young talent, preferably with some visual flash. It's so much about fizz and buzz. Which is one reason why it's worth being reminded periodically of good old-fashioned artistry, un-frilled and unapologetic - the kind superbly represented by violinist Aaron Rosand. This guy isn't a throwback to a golden age of music-making - he is a golden age of music-making. And, since he's 76, you can take that in more than one way."
Tim Smith, Music Critc for The Baltimore Sun