Frederieke Saeijs – Ysaye: Six Sonatas For Solo Violin, Op. 27 (2015)
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With inspiration drawn from the great violin masters, Ysaÿe’s Op. 27 has in turn inspired many violinists to transcend technical boundaries and claim their own position among the greats. In a career-defining recording Saeijs delivers a wholly immersive performance full of colour and flair.
Overflowing with poetry and imagination Ysaÿe’s sonatas balance thrilling pyrotechnics with lyrical expression, emotional challenges with ferocious technique. Utilizing a broad palette of tones and dynamics Saeijs’ powerful emotional narrative captures the distinct characterisation of each dedicatee: Joseph Szigeti, Jacques Thibaud, Georges Enesco, Fritz Kreisler, Mathieu Crickboom and Manuel Quiroga.
Saeijs performs on her beloved Guarneri violin, which is named after Queen Elisabeth of Belgium ‘Ex Reine Elisabeth’, who herself played the violin and was taught by Ysaÿe.
‘Saeijs’s is a memorable interpretation. She smoothly negotiates the works’ fiendish challenges without once compromising her lustrous tone.’ Gramophone
‘On the evidence of this recording, Frederieke Saeijs deserves much greater recognition and I hope we hear a lot more of her in the future.’ MusicWeb International
‘As expected, they are very demanding, but all are tossed off easily by the fine violinist. Excellent audio.’Classical CD Review
1 Sonata for Solo Violin No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 27: I. Grave. Lento assai
2 Sonata for Solo Violin No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 27: II. Fugato. Molto moderato
3 Sonata for Solo Violin No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 27: III. Allegretto poco scherzoso. Amabile
4 Sonata for Solo Violin No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 27: IV. Finale con brio. Allegro fermo
5 Sonata for Solo Violin No. 2 in A Minor, Op. 27: I. Obsession. Prelude. Poco vivace
6 Sonata for Solo Violin No. 2 in A Minor, Op. 27: II. Malinconia. Poco lento
7 Sonata for Solo Violin No. 2 in A Minor, Op. 27: III. Danse des ombres. Sarabande. Lento
8 Sonata for Solo Violin No. 2 in A Minor, Op. 27: IV. Les Furies. Allegro furioso
9 Sonata No. 3 for Solo Violin in D Minor, Op. 27 “Ballade”
10 Sonata for Solo Violin No. 4 in E Minor, Op. 27: I. Allemanda. Lento maestoso
11 Sonata for Solo Violin No. 4 in E Minor, Op. 27: II. Sarabande. Quasi lento
12 Sonata for Solo Violin No. 4 in E Minor, Op. 27: II. Finale. Presto ma non troppo
13 Sonata for Solo Violin No. 5 in G Major, Op. 27: I. L’Aurore. Lento assai
14 Sonata for Solo Violin No. 5 in G Major, Op. 27: II. Danse rustique
15 Sonata No. 6 for Solo Violin in E Major, Op. 27