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A Tribute to Ysaye

Release Date: 01/24/2020 
Label:  Fuga Libera   Catalog #: 758  
Composer:  Eugène YsaÿeCamille Saint-SaënsErnest ChaussonGuillaume Lekeu,   ... 
Performer:  Yossif IvanovNikita Boriso-GlebskyTedi PapavramiMaria Milstein,   ... 
Conductor:  Jean-Jacques KantorowFrançois-Xavier RothChristian ArmingStéphane Denève
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Liège Royal PhilharmonicLiège Philharmonic OrchestraBrussels Philharmonic Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 5 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Eugène Ysaÿe, a violin virtuoso admired by all his contemporaries, was an inheritor of what has justly been considered as the Belgian school of violin, whose ascendancy can be traced back to the beginning of the 19th century. His work as a composer, however, is much less well known today and it is this facet of his extraordinarily active life that we will explore here. He composed many different types of works; here we present his works for solo violin and orchestra, including two movements of violin concertos which are now available on record for the first time, and his chamber music. A great champion of the music of his time, Ysaÿe gave the first performances of a great number of works, many of which were dedicated to him Read more as well as having been commissioned by him; the most well-known of these pieces are also included here. This fascinating boxed set from the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel is a fine example of the work of this important musical institution: it features the Chapel’s masters and the young soloists who trained there alongside two Belgian orchestras of international renown. Read less

Works on This Recording

Concerto for Violin in E Minor: I. Allegro appassionato non troppo vivo by Eugène Ysaÿe
Performer:  Yossif Ivanov (Violin)
Conductor:  Jean-Jacques Kantorow
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Liège Royal Philharmonic
Concerto for Violin in D Minor: I. Allegro moderato by Eugène Ysaÿe
Performer:  Nikita Boriso-Glebsky (Violin)
Conductor:  Jean-Jacques Kantorow
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Liège Royal Philharmonic
Poème élégiaque, Op. 12 by Eugène Ysaÿe
Performer:  Tedi Papavrami (Violin)
Conductor:  François-Xavier Roth
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Liège Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1895; Belgium 
Etudes (6) for Piano, Op. 52: no 6, En forme de Valse by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  Maria Milstein (Violin)
Conductor:  Christian Arming
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Liège Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877; France 
Notes: arr. E. Ysaye for violin and orchestra 
Amitié, Op. 26 by Eugène Ysaÿe
Performer:  Yossif Ivanov (Violin), Lorenzo Gatto (Violin)
Conductor:  Stéphane Denève
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Brussels Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Belgium 
Poème for Violin and Orchestra in E flat major, Op. 25 by Ernest Chausson
Performer:  Renaud Capuçon (Violin)
Conductor:  Stéphane Denève
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Brussels Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; France 
Harmonies du soir, Op. 31 by Eugène Ysaÿe
Conductor:  Stéphane Denève
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Brussels Philharmonic Orchestra,  Hermès Quartet
Period: Post-Romantic 
Written: Belgium 
Méditation, for cello & orchestra, Op. 16 by Eugène Ysaÿe
Performer:  Gary Hoffman (Cello)
Conductor:  Stéphane Denève
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Brussels Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Post-Romantic 
Sonata for Violin and Piano in G major by Guillaume Lekeu
Performer:  Kerson Leong (Violin), Jean-Claude Vanden Eynden (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1891; Belgium 
Sonata for Violin and Piano in A major, M 8 by César Franck
Performer:  Lorenzo Gatto (Violin), Julien Libeer (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886; France 
Trio for Violin, Viola and Cello "Le Chimay" by Eugène Ysaÿe
Performer:  Helene Desaint (Viola), Elina Buksha (Violin), Astrig Siranossian (Cello)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Belgium 
Quartet for Strings in G minor, Op. 10 by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Miguel da Silva (Viola), Augustin Dumay (Violin), Jane Hyeonjin Cho (Violin),
Henri Demarquette (Cello)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1893; France 
Concert for Piano, Violin and String Quartet in D major, Op. 21 by Ernest Chausson
Performer:  Pavel Kolesnikov (Piano), Elina Buksha (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hermès Quartet
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1889-1891; France 
Légende norvégienne by Eugène Ysaÿe
Performer:  Kerson Leong (Violin), Jonathan Fournel (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Belgium 
Quartet for Piano and Strings [fragment] by Guillaume Lekeu
Performer:  Danilo Squitieri (Cello), Júlia Pusker (Violin), Miguel da Silva (Viola),
Jean-Claude Vanden Eynden (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Belgium 
Sonata for 2 Violins in A minor by Eugène Ysaÿe
Performer:  Vladyslava Luchenko (Violin), Jane Hyeonjin Cho (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1915; Belgium 
Trio for 2 Violins and Viola by Eugène Ysaÿe
Performer:  Jane Hyeonjin Cho (Violin), Vladyslava Luchenko (Violin), Miguel da Silva (Viola)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914-1916 
Rève d'enfant by Eugène Ysaÿe
Performer:  Augustin Dumay (Violin), Jonathan Fournel (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1902; Belgium 

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