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YSAŸE, E.: 6 Sonatas for Solo Violin, Op. 27 (Tianwa Yang)

The Classical Shop
release date: July 2014

Recorded in 24 Bit / 96Khz
album available as a Studio Master
Originally recorded in 2014


Tianwa Yang



Siemensvilla, Berlin-Lankwitz, Berlin, Germany


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Total Time - 73:20
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YSAŸE, E.: 6 Sonatas for Solo Violin, Op. 27 (Tianwa Yang)

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Violin Sonata in G Minor, Op. 27, No. 1

1 I. Grave: Lento assai 06:00
2 II. Fugato: Molto moderato 05:22
3 III. Allegretto poco scherzoso: Amabile 04:46
4 IV. Finale con brio: Allegro fermo 03:06

Violin Sonata in A Minor, Op. 27, No. 2

5 I. Prelude, "Obsession": Poco vivace 02:41
6 II. Malinconia: Poco Lento 03:17
7 III. Sarabande (lento): "Danse des ombres" (Dance of the shades) 04:49
8 IV. Les Furies: Allegro furioso 03:24

Violin Sonata in D Minor, Op. 27, No. 3, "Ballade"


Violin Sonata in E Minor, Op. 27, No. 4

10 I. Allemanda: Lento maestoso 06:22
11 II. Sarabande: Quasi lento 03:45
12 III. Finale: Presto ma non troppo 03:19

Violin Sonata in G Major, Op. 27, No. 5

13 I. L'Aurore: Lento assai 05:00
14 II. Danse rustique: Allegro giocoso molto moderato 05:40

Violin Sonata in E Major, Op. 27, No. 6

 Tianwa Yang Soloist

Eugène Ysaÿe was a towering figure in the history of the violin. He also composed a number of important works, most inspirationally the cycle of Six Sonatas for Solo Violin, which rank among the greatest and most demanding of the twentieth century. Each is dedicated to a fellow violinist and friend, whose style of performance and musical preoccupations they reflect. Echoes of Bach are present, as are dance motifs, and virtuoso figuration, reflecting the eminence of the dedicatees.

                           **** Excellent Disc                       **** Excellent Sound

Sylvain Gasser - Classica magazine (France) - September 2014

"... a beautifully polished recording ..."

Caroline Gill - Gramophone magazine - August 2014

                    ’The Strad Recommends’

"...what makes this release so distinctive is Yang’s unfailing purpose: every note counts, even within the densest thickets of finger-contorting contrapuntal lines, with the result that one can’t help but devour the disc in a single sitting... these are clearly thought-through performances of eyebrow-raising substance." 

Edward Bhesania - The Strad - July 2014



"Fresh from her recorded triumphs in Sarasate and Mendelssohn, Tianwa Yang negotiates the musical and technical chicanery of Ysaÿe’s six solo Sonatas with great aplomb. Even bearing in mind outstanding accounts by Philippe Graffin (Hyperion), Kristóf Baráti (Brilliant), Samika Honda (Polymnie) and Henning Kraggerud (Simax), Yang’s rare ability to sustain a convincing emotional narrative in these elusive scores proves highly compelling. Completely unfazed by Ysaÿe’s near-constant Bachian cross-referencing and mild harmonic astringencies, she moulds even the most challenging of phrases with a dedicated sensitivity and affectionate warmth."  *****

Julian Haylock - BBC Music Magazine -  July 2014


                    Pizzicato - supersonic

"...Tianwa Yang’s colors are gorgeous, her nuances magical. Not technique (though she is technically flawless), but expression is her first concern. So, with her rich musicality, she becomes a fascinating narrator in Ysaÿe’s masterworks."

Remy Franck - Pizzicato - June 2014

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