Ysaÿe: 6 Solo Sonatas op.27 (Diary 2017-12-29)

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.


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Yuja Wang & Leonidas Kavakos — Zurich, 2017-12-12

Concert review, Yuja Wang & Leonidas Kavakos @ Tonhalle Maag, Zurich, 2017-12-12 — Schubert: Fantasy in C major, D.934; Janáček: Violin Sonata; Debussy: Violin Sonata in G minor, L.140; Bartók: Violin Sonata No.1 in C♯ minor, op.21, Sz.75 / BB 84


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Baráti, Bringuier — Tonhalle Zurich, 2017-06-15

Concert Review: Kristóf Baráti (stepping in for Leonidas Kavakos), Lionel Bringuier / Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich @ Tonhalle Zurich, 2017-06-15 — Peter Eötvös (*1944): zeroPoints (1999); Igor Stravinsky: “Pétrouchka” Suite (version 1947); Dmitri Shostakovich: Violin Concerto No.1 in A minor, op.77 (op.99)


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Brahms: Violin Sonata No.2 (Diary 2015-10-17)

Johannes Brahms, Violin Sonata No.2 in A major, op.100, in 3 interpretations: Henryk Szeryng & Arthur Rubinstein (1960) / Leonidas Kavakos & Yuja Wang (2013) / Isabelle Faust & Alexander Melnikov (2015)


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Mendelssohn: Piano Trio No.2, op.66

Comparing recordings with the following artists: Trio Wanderer (2006) / Voces Intimae (2012); includes a brief view on a YouTube recording with Yuja Wang, Leonidas Kavakos, and Gautier Capuçon


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