Ysaÿe: Six Sonatas for solo violin Op. 27

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Ysaÿe: Six Sonatas for solo violin Op. 27



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19th May 2017




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Ysaÿe: Six Sonatas for solo violin Op. 27

Giovanni Guzzo (violin)



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Eugene Ysaÿe was one of the greatest violinists of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He studied under Henri Vieuxtemps and is considered one of the great exemplars of the famous Franco-Belgian school of violin playing whose more recent members include Arthur Grumiaux and Augustin Dumay

Eugène Ysaÿe: Sonata No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 27 "Joseph Szigeti"

I. Grave. Lento assai

II. Fugato. Molto moderato

III. Allegretto poco scherzoso. Amabile

IV. Finale con brio. Allegro fermo

Eugène Ysaÿe: Sonata No. 2 in A Minor, Op. 27 "Jacques Thibaud"

I. Obsession. Poco vivace (Prelude)

II. Malinconia. Poco lento

III. Danse des ombres. Lento (Sarabande)

IV. Les Furies. Allegro furioso

Eugène Ysaÿe: Sonata No. 3 in D Minor, Op. 27 "Georges Enesco"

Ballade. Lento molto sostenuto - Allegro in tempo giusto e con bravura

Eugène Ysaÿe: Sonata No. 4 in E Minor, Op. 27 "Fritz Kreisler"

I. Allemande. Lento maestoso

II. Sarabande. Quasi lento

III. Finale. Presto ma non troppo

Eugène Ysaÿe: Sonata No. 5 in G Major, op. 27 "Mathieu Crickboom"

I. L’Aurore. Lento assai

Danse rustique. Allegro giocoso molto moderato

Eugène Ysaÿe: Sonata No. 6 in E Major, Op; 27 "Manuel Quiroga"

Allegro giusto non troppo vivo

The Guardian

18th May 2017


“Guzzo is able to encompass all these changes of style and emphasis while drawing all six works into a coherent whole that’s distinctively his. Even though we’re alone with one player, one instrument and a whole bookful of technical challenges for over an hour, there’s nothing dry about this disc.”

Record Review

3rd June 2017

“the inhuman technical challenges are dispatched not with ease exactly but with impressive élan by Venezuelan born Giovanni Guzzo … it’s always impressive when a violinist manages not only to surmount the horrendous difficulties but to find the space for the music as well, and it’s good music: wild, passionate and imaginative. Impressive playing”

The Strad

July 2017

“Guzzo’s sound is rich and full, complementing a forensic attention to detail. Technically he is superb, his tone focused and his intonation secure, however extreme the demands … There are some fine recordings of these sonatas around; this one is certainly worthy to join them”

BBC Music Magazine

September 2017


“All [is] delivered by Guzo with a sonic winsomeness that beguiles the ear. The brilliance of his playing is involving rather than hectoring, and he sounds untroubled throughout the cycle by its formidable virtuoso demands”

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