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Discography

  • String Quartets: Borodin, Weinberg, Shostakovich

    Dragon Quartet

    Borodon: String Quartet No.2 in D major
    Shostakovich: String Quartet No.8 in C minor, Op.110
    Weinberg: String Quartet No.5 in B flat major, Op.27

    RELEASED on 12 APRIL 2019
    CHANNEL CLASSICS 40919

    “a programme of Russian quartets that confirms their right to be considered alongside the best of their Western counterparts… an impressive calling card.”
    Gramophone Magazine

    “The Dragons play Borodin’s Second with affection and a natural flow”
    BBC Music Magazine

  • Elgar & Finzi Violin Concertos

    Ning Feng
    Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
    Carlos Miguel Prieto, conductor

    Elgar: Violin Concerto in B minor, Op.61
    Finzi: Violin Concerto

    RELEASED on 16 NOVEMBER 2018
    CHANNEL CLASSICS 40218

    “Ning Feng makes light work of Elgar’s challenging intricacies, ensuring the music shimmers and takes flight… Feng also avoids the interpretative pitfall of over-ruminating, yet when the music turns magically inward … he finds a way of capturing its half-whispered intimacy without becoming bogged down in a mire of portamento-laden espressivo.”
    The Strad, February 2019

    “Feng is a poet too. His first entry in Elgar’s Concertoquickly turns introspective, and the famous Windflower’ theme quivers with sentient fragility. A dignified tenderness pervades Feng’s account of the Andante, his sweetly resinous tone suggesting the mingled pain and pleasure of unspoken, distant memories… Not a bar of it is uninvolving.”
    BBC Music Magazine

  • Bach Sonatas & Partitas for Solo Violin

    Ning Feng

    Sonata No.1 in G minor BWV 1001
    Partita No.1 in B minor BWV 1002
    Sonata No.2 in A minor BWV 1003
    Partita No.2 in D minor BWV 1004
    Sonata No.3 in C major BWV 1005
    Partita No.3 in E major BWV 1006

    RELEASED on 19 JANUARY 2018
    CHANNEL CLASSICS 39018C

    “Ning Feng’s solo Bach is quite unlike anyone else’s… it’s the illusion of a freewheeling conversation projected from within that held me captive… – that, and the expressive scope of his playing, emotionally potent yet with the most discreet use of vibrato… there are other players on the current circuit whose Bach-playing on disc I greatly admire… but Feng’s manner catches my breath in the way theirs doesn’t, quite.”
    Gramophone, March 2018

  • Dvořák & Schubert String Quartets

    Dragon Quartet

    Schubert: String Quartet in D minor, D.810, 'Death and the Maiden'
    Dvořák: String Quartet No.12 in F major, Op.96, 'American'

    RELEASED on 26 MAY 2017
    CHANNEL CLASSICS 39417

    “[With the Dragon Quartet] we have the assembling of a “supergroup,” comprised of players of international reputation … there is tremendous excitement and spirit to their playing … it is a tremendous debut and very well recorded.”
    Audiophile Audition

  • Apasionado

    Ning Feng, violin
    Orquesta Sinfonica del Principado de Asturias
    Rossen Milanov, conductor

    Sarasate: Zigeunerweisen, Op. 20
    Lalo: Symphonie Espagnole Op. 21
    Sarasate: Romanza Andaluza, Op. 22
    Ravel: Tzigane
    Bizet-Waxman: Carmen Fantasy

    RELEASED on 18 MARCH 2016
    CHANNEL CLASSICS 37916

    “Here he brings his dazzling fingerwork and romantic lyricism to passionate music from Spain and its neighbour France. Daring virtuosity and perfectly pitched sweetness throughout.”
    Classic FM, March 2016

    “On his new disc he mixes passion with taste. His virtuosity never barges into the foreground, but is a means to an end which does a world of good to the compositions by Sarasate, Lalo, Ravel and Biuzet/Waxman.”
    RP Online, April 2016

    “On his new CD “Apasionado”, the 34-year-old Chinese violinist Ning Feng impressively demonstrates that Asian reserve and Spanish passion in no way preclude the other.

    Ning Feng does impress with technical ability. But above all, it is his full and warm tone that enriches the CD’s collected virtuosic Spanish showpieces from composers such as Sarasate and Lalo with powerful passion and romantic lyricism. ”
    MDR Klassik, June 2016 (more…)