‘Put Up Your Dukes!’

One of Amazon’s top classical reviewers, Ralph Lockwood, declares a winner:

[Violinist Elmira] Darvarova conquers all the challenges like a true “Champ.” Muhammed Ali’s famous boast to “float like a butterfly [so many suave and elegant moments!] and sting like a bee” (when punch and intensity are required) would be an apposite analogy.
This is a sheer KNOCKOUT performance!!
Come on all you Concertmasters out there: start twisting your conductors’ collective arms and batons to program this voluptuous and engaging concerto. There is an audience hungry for this music.


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Vernon Duke

Violin Concerto (1940-41)1
Sonata in D for violin and piano (1948-49)2
Etude for violin and bassoon3
Hommage to Offenbach2
Capriccio Méxicano2

Elmira Darvarova, violin

Scott Dunn, 1conductor and 2piano
1ORF Radio-Symphonieorchester Wien
3Kim Laskowski, bassoon

Produced by Elmira Darvarova, Scott Dunn, and Erich Hofmann
Executive producres: Kay Duke Ingalls and Gene Gaudette
Co-executive producer: Nancy Burgin

Urlicht AudioVisual UAV-CD-5990

About Gene Gaudette

Gene Gaudette is owner of Urlicht AudioVisual. He has over thirty-five years of experience within the music industry as a video, recording, web, and interactive media producer, A&R director, product marketing strategist, artistic adviser, retail and record label manager, music journalist, composer, conductor and arranger, and is a member of the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences.

Urlicht AudioVisual’s CD/Audio Blu-Ray label was launched in January 2012. Based in New York City, the label focuses on performers with a unique artistic vision and repertoire encompassing both familiar and rarely-heard works. Many of the releases feature one or more world premiere recordings. Artists featured on the label include conductor José Serebrier, violinists Elmira Darvarova and Miranda Cuckson, cellist János Starker, pianists Pascal & Ami Rogé, Octavio Brunetti, and Elisha Abas, and double-bassist Gary Karr.

Urlicht’s 2015 release “desde estusios a tangos,” showcasing Octavio Brunetti’s arrangements for violin and piano of music by Astor Piazzolla arranged for violinist Elmira Darvarova, was nominated for a Latin Grammy®.

Urlicht AudioVisual also provides complete marketing, logistics and production solutions for content owners, including video and audio production, sophisticated audio recording restoration, web site design, database development, media and metadata preparation and post-production.

Gaudette is an early Internet adapter, having joined CompuServe in 1988, fired up his first browser in 1992, and teamed up with Jeff Koopersmith in 1997 to migrate American Politics Journal, then a regular CompuServe feature, to the World Wide Web (it is now the Web’s oldest continuously operating publication of online political opinion and headline aggregation). He developed content and databases for andante.com from 2001 to 2003, and has developed dozens of label, artist, e-commerce, and blog Web sites.

Gaudette has lectured on music business and recording history at the University of Connecticut and the Smithsonian Institution, and has been a panelist and presenter for events hosted by the Gustav Mahler Society of New York and MIDEM. He has reviewed New York concerts for classicalsource.com.

[updated July 5, 2016]