The Plowden Revealed
The Plowden Revealed is a two disk collaborative project between Jordan Hess and award winning violinist Cristian Fatu. Scheduled for release in the Spring of 2019, the project will feature a solo album recorded using the 1735 'Plowden' violin by Giuseppe Guarneri 'Del Gesu'. The second disk will contain a digital monograph of the instrument containing high resolution photos, measurements and outlines.
"This past year I took a chance by making a CD recording using a famous violin which I only had for the four hours of the recording session.
It is virtually a small concert of solo violin built around the magnificent Bach Chaccone with some added works presenting various musical flavors. In my view the notion of solo violin music is one of works full of freedom which are playful, volatile and sometimes unpredictable as it was for me learning to play this wonderful Guarneri del Gesu 1735 ‘Plowden’ violin as we were rolling. The goal was to create a recording that will resonate in a deep and meaningful way.
Together with my good friend and violin maker extraordinaire Jordan Hess who took extremely detailed and high resolution photographs, measurements and outlines of this famous instrument we’re working on a project which will result in a digital monograph and accompanying musical CD." -Cristian Fatu
G. Enescu - Impressions d’enfance, "Ménétrier"
F. Kreisler - Recitativo and Scherzo Caprice
J.S. Bach - Partita in d minor, Ciaccona
E. Ysaÿe - Sonata No. 3 in d minor “Ballade”
A. Piazzola - Tango Etude No.3
I. Voicu - The morning after the wedding