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Ysaye: The Complete Sonatas For Solo Violin, Op. 27; Sonata For Two Violins

Ysaye
Release Date: 05/27/2014 
Label:  Zig Zag   Catalog #: 342   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Eugène Ysaÿe
Performer:  Tedi PapavramiSvetlin Roussev
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 33 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This recording is the logical - and awaited - complement to the 'Fugue for Solo Violin' set released in the spring of 2013, on the occasion of the publication of Tedi Papavrami's autobiography by Robert Laffont. It features the Sonatas for solo violin by Eugène Ysaÿe, an extraordinary violinist who, in his time, played a role comparable to that of Niccolò Paganini, just a century earlier. Ysaÿe dedicated each of these six sonatas to one of the very great violinists of his time (Szigeti, Thibaud, Enesco, Kreisler...). They constitute heights of virtuosity that few musicians can envisage confronting and are, at the same time, musical works of the first rank. Tedi Papavrami has chosen to supplement this cycle with a Read more work that Ysaÿe composed in 1915 and dedicated to his student, Queen Elisabeth of Belgium. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Sonatas (6) for Violin solo, Op. 27: no 1 in G minor "Fugato" by Eugène Ysaÿe
Performer:  Tedi Papavrami (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1924; Belgium 
Date of Recording: 10/2012 
Venue:  Arc en Scènes (Salle de musique), La Cha 
Length: 15 Minutes 21 Secs. 
2.
Sonata (6) for Violin solo, Op. 27: no 2 in A minor - 1st movement, Obsession by Eugène Ysaÿe
Performer:  Tedi Papavrami (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1924; Belgium 
Date of Recording: 10/2012 
Venue:  Arc en Scènes (Salle de musique), La Cha 
Length: 12 Minutes 24 Secs. 
3.
Sonatas (6) for Violin solo, Op. 27: no 3 in D minor "Ballade" by Eugène Ysaÿe
Performer:  Tedi Papavrami (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1924; Belgium 
Date of Recording: 10/2012 
Venue:  Arc en Scènes (Salle de musique), La Cha 
Length: 6 Minutes 26 Secs. 
4.
Sonatas (6) for Violin solo, Op. 27: no 4 in E minor by Eugène Ysaÿe
Performer:  Tedi Papavrami (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1924; Belgium 
Date of Recording: 10/2012 
Venue:  Arc en Scènes (Salle de musique), La Cha 
Length: 11 Minutes 11 Secs. 
5.
Sonatas (6) for Violin solo, Op. 27: no 5 in G major by Eugène Ysaÿe
Performer:  Tedi Papavrami (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1924; Belgium 
Date of Recording: 10/2012 
Venue:  Arc en Scènes (Salle de musique), La Cha 
Length: 11 Minutes 16 Secs. 
6.
Sonatas (6) for Violin solo, Op. 27: no 6 in E major by Eugène Ysaÿe
Performer:  Tedi Papavrami (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1924; Belgium 
Date of Recording: 10/2012 
Venue:  Arc en Scènes (Salle de musique), La Cha 
Length: 6 Minutes 34 Secs. 
7.
Sonata for 2 Violins, Op. posth by Eugène Ysaÿe
Performer:  Tedi Papavrami (Violin), Svetlin Roussev (Violin)
Period: Post-Romantic 
Written: 1915; Belgium 
Date of Recording: 10/2012 
Venue:  Arc en Scènes (Salle de musique), La Cha 
Length: 29 Minutes 29 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Violin Sonata in G Minor, Op. 27, No. 1: I. Grave: Lento assai
Violin Sonata in G Minor, Op. 27, No. 1: II. Fugato: Molto moderato
Violin Sonata in G Minor, Op. 27, No. 1: III. Allegretto poco scherzoso: Amabile
Violin Sonata in G Minor, Op. 27, No. 1: IV. Finale con brio: Allegro fermo
Violin Sonata in A Minor, Op. 27, No. 2: I. Prelude, "Obsession": Poco vivace
Violin Sonata in A Minor, Op. 27, No. 2: II. Malinconia: Poco Lento
Violin Sonata in A Minor, Op. 27, No. 2: III. Sarabande (lento): "Danse des ombres" (Dance of the shades)
Violin Sonata in A Minor, Op. 27, No. 2: IV. Les Furies: Allegro furioso
Violin Sonata in D Minor, Op. 27, No. 3, "Ballade"
Violin Sonata in E Minor, Op. 27, No. 4: I. Allemanda: Lento maestoso
Violin Sonata in E Minor, Op. 27, No. 4: II. Sarabande: Quasi lento
Violin Sonata in E Minor, Op. 27, No. 4: III. Finale: Presto ma non troppo
Violin Sonata in G Major, Op. 27, No. 5: I. L'Aurore: Lento assai (Mesure tres libre)
Violin Sonata in G Major, Op. 27, No. 5: II. Danse rustique: Allegro giocoso molto moderato
Violin Sonata in E Major, Op. 27, No. 6
Sonata for 2 Violins in A Minor: I. Poco lento - Maestoso
Sonata for 2 Violins in A Minor: II. Allegretto poco lento
Sonata for 2 Violins in A Minor: III. Allegro vivo e con fuoco

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