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Eugène Ysaÿe: 6 Sonatas for Solo Violin, Op. 27


Catalogue No: SOMMCD 012
Release Date: 1998-04-01
Number of Discs: 1
EAN/UPC: 748871301221
Liner Notes

Six Sonatas for Solo Violin, Op. 27. Takayoshi Wanami. Eugène Ysaÿe was the leader of the tonalist movement in violin playing in Western Europe at the turn of the twentieth century. Each of the works on this CD is profoundly different from the other, and they contain the gamut of virtuoso violin techniques. Wanami gets under the skin of Ysaÿe’s six subjects like no one heard before. Wanami is a sensation – this disc has received top recommendation from American Record Guide.

Takyoshi Wanami
Louis Halsey – Conductor
Margaret Cable – Mezzo-soprano
Rosamunde String Quartet
Matthew Morley – Organ
Rosemary Barnes – Piano

On This Recording

  1. Violin Sonata: I. Grave
  2. Violin Sonata: II. Fugato
  3. Violin Sonata: III. Allegretto poco scherzoso
  4. Violin Sonata: IV. Finale con brio
  5. Violin Sonata: I. Prelude, "Obsession"
  6. Violin Sonata: II. Malinconia
  7. Violin Sonata: III. Sarabande, "Danse des ombres"
  8. Violin Sonata: IV. Les furies
  9. Violin Sonata: Violin Sonata in D Minor, Op. 27, No. 3, "Ballade"
  10. Violin Sonata: I. Allemanda
  11. Violin Sonata: II. Sarabande, "Danse des ombres"
  12. Violin Sonata: III. Finale
  13. Violin Sonata: L'aurore
  14. Violin Sonata: Danse rustique
  15. Violin Sonata: Violin Sonata in E Major, Op. 27, No. 6