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.
Listening Diary, covering a recording with violin sonatas by Prokofiev, Shostakovich, & Schnittke, played by the late Lydia Mordkovich (1944 – 2014)
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)