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Ysaye: 6 Sonatas for Violin / Weintraub


Release Date: 09/01/2017 
Label:  Acqua Records   Catalog #: AQ507  
Composer:  Eugčne Ysa˙e
Performer:  Javier Weintraub
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Eugene Ysaye was a Belgian violinist, composer and conductor who was regarded as “The King of the Violin.” His Six Sonatas for solo violin, presented here by master violinist Javier Weintraub, were composed in 1923. A work close to the composer’s heart, each sonata was dedicated to one of Ysaye’s contemporary violinists: No 1 to Joseph Szigeti, No. 2 to Jacques Thibaud, No. 3 to George Enescu, No. 4 to Fritz Kreisler, No. 5 to Mathieu Crickboom, and No. 6 to Manuel Quiroga. He was inspired to write the cycle after hearing Joseph Szigeti perform Bach’s sonata for solo violin in G minor. Ysaye set out to compose solo violin works that represented the evolution of techniques and expression of his time. He wrote: “I have played everything from Read more Bach to Debussy, for real art should be international,” and “at the present day the tools of violin mastery, of expression, technique, mechanism, are for more necessary than in days gone by. In fact they are indispensable, if the spirit is to express itself without restraint.” Read less

Works on This Recording

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Sonatas (6) for Violin solo, Op. 27 by Eugčne Ysa˙e
Performer:  Javier Weintraub (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1924; Belgium 

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