Bach Busoni Beethoven

 
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BACH / BUSONI / BEETHOVEN
Bach Busoni Beethoven
Yuuko Shiokawa (violin), Andras Schiff (piano)

[ ECM / CD ]

Release Date: Friday 1 December 2017

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Yuuko Shiokawa and András Schiff are heard here in an insightful - and delightful - programme of sonatas for violin and piano which begins with Bach's Sonata No.3 in E major, ends with Beethoven's Sonata No.10 in G major, and has at its centre Busoni's Sonata No. 2 in E minor. No other 20th century composer was as deeply steeped in the music of Bach as Ferruccio Busoni, and his second sonata, published in 1901, is indebted to both Bach and Beethoven. Its form makes references to Beethoven's late sonatas, and the final movement incorporates as its variation theme Bach's chorale "Wie wohl ist mir". As on their earlier and widely-admired duo recording for ECM (featuring Schubert Fantasies), Shiokawa and Schiff play the music with absolute authority and deep understanding. Their Bach-Busoni-Beethoven programme was recorded in Lugano's Auditorio Stelio Molo RSI in December 2016, and produced by Manfred Eicher.

"The Bach is beautifully realised, Schiff relishing a serene duetting rapport with Shiokawa in the second Adagio…In the Busoni, Shiokawa's innate cantabile comes into its own in the shadowy variations…and she's particularly at home in the central Trio of Beethoven's Scherzo." BBC Music

"The Bach is beautifully realised, Schiff relishing a serene duetting rapport with Shiokawa in the second Adagio…In the Busoni, Shiokawa's innate cantabile comes into its own in the shadowy variations…and she's particularly at home in the central Trio of Beethoven's Scherzo." Gramophone

Tracks:

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH - SONATA NO. 3 E MAJOR BWV 1016
1 Adagio 04:03
2 Allegro 03:09
3 Adagio, ma non tanto 04:46
4 Allegro 04:04

FERRUCCIO BUSONI - SONATA NO. 2 E MINOR OP. 36A
5 Langsam 08:30
6 Presto 03:18
7 Andante, piuttosto grave 02:59
8 Andante con moto 17:13

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN - SONATA NO. 10 G MAJOR OP. 96
9 Allegro moderato 11:14
10 Adagio espressivo 05:54
11 Scherzo. Allegro - Trio 02:02
12 Poco Allegretto 08:56

Beethoven: Sonata No.10 In E Minor, Op.96 - 3. Scherzo. Allegro - Trio