A short review with a brief comparison of several recordings of the six Sonatas for Solo Violin, op.27 by Eugène Ysaÿe (1858 – 1931), featuring recordings by Oscar Shumsky (1982), Frank Peter Zimmerman (1994), Thomas Zehetmair (2002), and Kristóf Baráti (2013), and a brief outlook to further recordings.
Sergei Prokofiev: Works for Violin & Piano — played by Alina Ibragimova & Steven Osborne (plus a reference to the historic recording with David Oistrakh & Lev Oborin)
Mozart: Adagio & Fugue in C minor, K.546 — Hagen Quartett / Chiaroscuro Quartet;
Mozart: 6 Variations for Piano & Violin on “Au bord d’une fontaine” in G minor, K.360/374b — David Oistrakh, Paul Badura-Skoda / Petra Müllejans, Kristian Bezuidenhout
Mozart: String Quartet K.428 — comparing recordings with the following artists: Alban Berg Quartett (1990), Chiaroscuro Quartet (2012), Hagen Quartett (2001), Hagen Quartett (2010), Quartetto Italiano (1966)
Beethoven: String Quartets — summary for comparisons of recordings, involving the following ensembles: Alban Berg Quartet, Amadeus Quartet, Artemis Quartet, Brooklyn Rider, Busch Quartett, Chiaroscuso Quartet, Emerson String Quartet, Endellion String Quartet, Guarneri String Quartet, Hagen Quartett, Kuijken Quartet, LaSalle Quartet, Leipziger Streichquartett, Melos Quartett Stuttgart, Quartetto Italiano, Quatuor Mosaïques, Takács Quartet