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Journey through a Century - solo violin works

Composer Fritz Kreisler
Krzysztof Penderecki
Sergey Prokofiev
Max Reger
Alfred Schnittke
Richard Strauss
Mieczysław Weinberg
Eugène Ysaÿe
Isang Yun
Performer Sueye Park
Period Modern
Catalogue Number BIS-2492 SACD
EAN 7318599924922
Format SACD Hybrid

This hybrid disc plays on both CD and SACD players
SACD Surround - SACD Stereo - CD Stereo

Release date Jun 2021
Total time 78'54

For her third disc, the young Korean violinist Sueye Park has explored the repertoire for solo violin, and chosen works spanning exactly 100 hundred years – from Max Reger’s Prelude and Fugue from 1909 to Penderecki’s Capriccio, composed in 2008. Framing the 20th century, the programme starts as a relay race of famous violinist-composers; &&&Reger dedicating his piece to Kreisler, who dedicated his Recitativo and Scherzo-Caprice to Ysaÿe, who wrote his Sonata No. 6 for the Spanish virtuoso Manuel Quiroga. In this series of names, that of Richard Strauss may come as a surprise, but his little-known Daphne-Etüde from 1945 is also dedicated to a violinist – his young grandson.

The journey now turns eastwards with two solo sonatas, by Prokofiev and Weinberg, that were both composed in Moscow, albeit 20 years apart. These are followed by Isang Yun’s ‘Royal Theme’. The Korean-born composer uses the theme from Bach’s Musical Offering, but takes it on ‘a walk through the Asian tradition’ in the course of seven variations. In A Paganini, Alfred Schnittke revisits another colleague from the past – and one closely associated with the violin. Finally bringing us into the 21st century is Penderecki, whose early training as a violinist stood him in good stead when he composed his virtuosic Capriccio.
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  Max Reger
  Prelude and Fugue in D minor, Op. 117 No. 6 8'05
01 Präludium 4'57
02 Fuge 3'08
  Fritz Kreisler
  Recitativo and Scherzo-Caprice, Op. 6 5'14
03 Recitativo 3'06
04 Scherzo-Caprice 2'08
  Eugène Ysaye (Ysaÿe)
05 Sonata in E major for solo violin, Op. 27 No.6 8'09
  Richard Strauss
06 Daphne-Etüde for solo violin, AV 141 1'24
  Sergei Prokofiev
  Sonata in D major for solo violin, Op. 115 12'30
07 I. Moderato 5'18
08 II. Theme with variations 3'12
09 III. Con brio - Allegro precipitato - Tempo I - Allegro precipitato 4'00
  Mieczysław Weinberg
  Sonata No. 2 for solo violin, Op. 92 16'11
10 I. Monody. Allegro moderato 1'47
11 II. Rests. Andantino grazioso 1'36
12 III. Intervals. Presto agitato 1'31
13 IV. Replies. Andante non tanto 2'44
14 V. Accompaniment. Allegretto leggiero 2'27
15 VI. Invocation. Lento affetuoso 2'50
16 VII. Syncopes. Vivace marcato 3'16
  Isang Yun
17 Königliches Thema 8'03
  Alfred Schnittke
18 A Paganini 13'47
  Krzysztof Penderecki
19 Capriccio 3'23
  Album total 78'54
ComposerKreisler, Fritz
Penderecki, Krzysztof
Prokofiev, Sergei
Reger, Max
Schnittke, Alfred
Strauss, Richard
Weinberg, Mieczysław
Ysaye (Ysaÿe), Eugène
Yun, Isang
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