822252265026

Reves - Ysaye: Concerto In E Minor; Poeme Concertant

Philippe Graffin, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Jean-Jacques Kantorow, Marisa Gupta

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Format: CD

Cat No: AV2650

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Release Date:  16 February 2024

Label:  Avie

Packaging Type:  Digipak

No of Units:  1

Barcode:  822252265026

Genres:  Classical  

  • Description

    Reves, the new album by acclaimed French violinist Philippe Graffin, features two world-premiere recordings of freshly discovered concertos by Belgian virtuoso violinist and composer Eugene Ysaye - the complete Violin Concerto in E Minor and Poeme Concertant. Rounding out this beautiful album are gems for violin and piano: 2 Mazurkas de Salon, Op.10, and Reve d'enfant.

    The world-premiere recording of the complete Violin Concerto in E Minor by Belgian virtuoso violinist and composer Eugene Ysaye has arrived! Following the recent discovery of a first movement, further manuscripts which complete the work have come to light - one a full orchestration, others for violin and piano - which were found on opposite sides of the Atlantic. Philippe Graffin's close collaboration with Ysayoe aficionado Xavier Falques led to a page-by-page analysis and painstaking reconstruction of the musical puzzle pieces, resulting in this recording of the full, three-movement concerto which displays Ysayoe's trademark ardour, intensity and originality. For reasons unknown, Ysayoe abandoned his Violin Concerto in E minor in 1885, but some years later embarked on another, Poeme concertant, which was also recently discovered in manuscript form and is imbued with passion and the love Ysayoe felt for his pupil Irma Sethe. Their love was mutual but their relationship could not endure, possibly sealing the fate of Poeme concertant which lay undiscovered for over a century but is now brought back to life with this world-premiere recording. Philippe rounds out the recording with three Ysayoe gems for violin and piano: 2 Mazurkas de Salon, Op.10, works the violinist / composer frequently performed and gained popularity throughout Europe and Russia in his lifetime; and Reve d'enfant ("A child's dream"), which he dedicated to his youngest son Antoine.

  • Tracklisting

      Disc 1

      Side 1

      • 1. Ysaye: Pome Concertant (orch. Erika Vega)
      • 2. Ysaye: Violin Concerto in E Minor: I. Allegro appassionato non troppo vivo
      • 3. Ysaye: Violin Concerto in E Minor: II. Andante
      • 4. Ysaye: Violin Concerto in E Minor: III. Allegro in modo di pomposo ma furioso
      • 5. Ysaye: 2 Mazurkas de Salon, Op. 10: No. 1
      • 6. Ysaye: 2 Mazurkas de Salon, Op. 10: No. 2
      • 7. Ysaye: Reve d'enfant, Op. 14