Ysaye: Violin Sonatas / Ibragimova

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Label: Hyperion
Catalog: CDA67993
Format: CD

Alina Imbragimova

Gramophone Awards 2016 shortlist – Instrumental
Ysaÿe's Sonatas for solo violin were sketched out in a fevered twenty-four hours during the summer of 1923, a response to the question of why – in over two hundred years – no one had attempted to follow the path forged by Johann Sebastian Bach. Each of these six new Sonatas is dedicated to and customized around the playing style of a contemporary violinist, and as such they present formidable challenges. Russian virtuoso Alina Ibragimova, whose earlier recording of the Bach Sonatas & Partitas was revelatory, turns out performances fully worthy of this distinguished ancestry.

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