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Ray Chen previews 'The Golden Age' with 91.3WGTE - Toledo

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Interview with WGTE's Brad Cresswell

Ray Chen's new album - The Golden Age is a thrilling collection of chamber and orchestral works. Released in June, it is Chen's first recording on Decca Classics since signing to the label last year. The Violinist handpicked the selection of works for the  album, all of which celebrate the "golden age" of the violin – not only in terms of repertoire, but also in terms of performance style and ingenuity. The centrepiece is Max Bruch's Violin Concerto, performed with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and conductor Robert Trevino and recorded in August last year.

RC joins WGTE: Toledo, Classical host - Brad Cresswell to preview the disc, which includes classic arrangements of standards by Gershwin, Kreisler, and Debussy alongside energetic new arrangements of well-known works, created for Ray's virtuoso string quartet Made in Berlin.    LISTEN TO THE SEGMENT