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Release Date: Friday 9 August 2019
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No instrument can match the violin in its ability to emulate the beauty and subtlety of the human voice. Its design is an acoustic marvel, with tonal qualities that seem limitless, turning violin makers over the centuries, such as Stradivarius and Guarneri, into household names. For the great composer-violinists represented in this programme, including Paganini, Sarasate, and Ysaye, the violin provided the ultimate means of artistic expression. It is capable of reproducing a full range of emotions, from soaring lyricism to guttural passion with nuance and sophistication. This collection brings together some of the best-loved pieces in the violin repertoire.
Sarasate: Zigeunerweisen, Op. 20
Beethoven: Violin Sonata No. 9 in A major, Op. 47 'Kreutzer': III
Brahms: Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 77: III
Massenet: Thaïs - Meditation
Paganini: Caprices for solo violin, Op. 1 Nos. 1-24: No. 24
Vivaldi: The Four Seasons: Spring, RV269: I
Ysaÿe: Sonata for solo violin in D minor, Op. 27 No. 3 'Ballade'
Sibelius: Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 47: III
Bach, J S: Partita for solo violin No. 3 in E major, BWV1006: III
Saint-Saëns: Introduction & Rondo capriccioso, Op. 28
Bazzini: La Ronde des lutins, Op. 25