Maxim Vengerov Plays Bach, Shchedrin, Ysa’e ()

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composed by Eugčne Ysa’e, Johann Sebastian Bach, Rodion Shchedrin

For some people, a whole disc of solo violin music is more solo violin music than they ever want to hear. For those people, this disc by the Russian virtuoso Maxim Vengerov comes highly recommended: 66 minutes of virtuoso violin playing and all of it fascinating music. The four solo sonatas by Eugčne Ysa’e that open the disc are astoundingly difficult for the player, but astonishingly compelling for the listener. Sonata No. 2 "Obsession" has snatches of Bach set alongside snippets of the medieval Dies Irae chant, creating a ...

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  1. Sonata for violin solo No. 2 in A minor ("Obsession"), Op. 27/2
  2. Sonata for violin solo No. 3 in D minor ("Ballade"), Op. 27/3
  3. Sonata for violin solo No. 4 in E minor (dedicated to F. Kreisler), Op. 27/4
  4. Sonata for violin solo No. 6 in E major, Op. 27/6
  5. Sonata for violin solo ("Echo"), Op. 69
  6. Toccata and Fugue, for organ in D minor, BWV 565 (BC J37)
  7. Balalaika, Op. 100
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Maxim Vengerov Plays Bach, Shchedrin, Ysa’e
2002, EMI

UPC: 724355738424

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