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The Estonian violinist Mihkel Kerem (born in Tallinn in 1981) is familiar as a performer in Britain as well as at home; he is also a prolific composer, with over one hundred works to his credit, three symphonies among them.
Hardly surprisingly, he has written for his own instrument, including a concerto and these four sonatas – the First an astonishing achievement for a thirteen-year-old and the Second hardly less surprising from a fifteen-year-old composer.
Kerem’s style is powerful and direct, reminiscent of Prokofiev in its steely strength and motoric energy.
This is one of a series of projected recordings of Estonian music on Toccata Classics, following on earlier discs of works by Ester Mägi and Veljo Tormis.
Mihkel Kerem: Violin Sonata No. 1
Mihkel Kerem: Violin Sonata No. 2
Mihkel Kerem: Sonata for Solo Violin
I. Introduction and March
Mihkel Kerem: Violin Sonata No. 3
“Murdvee and Lassmann are excellent throughout, sophisticatedly communicative of phrase and tone and compelling champions for Kerem's music. Murdvee makes the greater impression, however, due mainly to his account of Kerem's Solo Sonata”