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Ysa’e: Sonatas for Solo Violin ()

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The six Sonatas for solo violin of Eugčne Ysa’e are essential works in his catalog, inspired by the sonatas and partitas of J.S. Bach, and composed as a tribute to the violinists Joseph Szigeti, Jacques Thibaud, George Enescu, Fritz Kreisler, Mathieu Crickboom, and Manuel Quiroga. These pieces suggest a Janus-like combination of retrospection and the avant-garde, hearkening to the past through allusive figurations and direct quotations (e.g., references in the Sonata No. 2 to Bach's Partita No. 3 and the Dies Irae), but ...

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  1. Sonata for violin solo No. 1 in G minor, Op. 27/1
  2. Sonata for violin solo No. 2 in A minor ("Obsession"), Op. 27/2
  3. Sonata for violin solo No. 3 in D minor ("Ballade"), Op. 27/3
  4. Sonata for violin solo No. 4 in E minor (dedicated to F. Kreisler), Op. 27/4
  5. Sonata for violin solo No. 5 in G major ("Pastorale"), Op. 27/5
  6. Sonata for violin solo No. 6 in E major, Op. 27/6
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Ysa’e: Sonatas for Solo Violin
2015, Hyperion

UPC: 034571179933

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