NEW MUSIC TUESDAY | Violinist Philippe Graffin – Ysaye Solo Violin Sonata No. 7 [RECENT DISCOVERY]

Violinist Philippe Graffin performing the debut recording of the recently discovered 7th Solo Violin Sonata of Eugene Ysaye

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French violinist Philippe Graffin performing the debut recording of the recently discovered 7th Solo Violin Sonata of 20th Century Belgian violin virtuoso and composer, Eugene Ysaye.

 “Eugene Ysaye is a figure of the violin who has fascinated me since I was a child … his solo violin sonatas are, for me, a doorway into a very poetic and imaginative way of using the instrument … and to my amazement, there is now actually a 7th Solo Violin Sonata …” Philippe has this week told the Violin Channel.

 “This work was written in 1923, and is a manuscript from which was part of a sketch book that was recently given to the Royal Conservatory of Brussels … I was amazed that such an incredibly beautiful work has remained hidden for so long …” he has said.

 “I think this is an important sonata that will hopefully soon be a part of our core repertoire … and I hope listeners will be drawn to the subtle Spanish pride in the writing of the first movement and the sadness of the second movement … it’s incredibly imaginative and poetic writing for the violin.”

 

PHILIPPE GRAFFIN | YSAYE | SOLO VIOLIN SONATA NO. 7 | 2019 | DEBUT RECORDING

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