10% discount on your next order!

Subscribe to our newsletter and receive a personal discount code for 10% discount on a album of your choice! After subscribing, you will receive the code in your email. This code is only valid for 10 days!

The code is valid one time and valid for a 10 days after receiving the promotioncode. Your emailaddress will only be used by Challenge Records International and will not be given to 3rd party advertisers. If you have any questions please contact us.
César Franck, Eugène Ysaÿe

Lisa Jacobs / Ksenia Kouzmenko

Poème - Works for violin & piano

  • Type CD
  • Label Challenge Classics
  • UPC 0608917262407
  • Catalog number CC 72624
  • Release date 29 November 2013

About the album

The violin works on this CD have a particularly relation to each other. The CD opens with Ysaÿe’s Poème Elégiaque op. 12: the name is derived from the middle section of the piece, which depicts a passing funeral procession accompanied by tolling bells. It was ultimately also played at Ysaÿe’s own funeral. Extase op. 21 reveals the expressivity and depth of his sound idiom, once again demonstrating his tone-painting ability. The CD concludes with César Franck’s Sonata in A major which was composed as a wedding present for Eugène Ysaye. The young violinist Lisa Jacobs has performed these works in many of her concerts, since she was acquainted to those at the age of sixteen.
Dutch violin virtuoso Lisa Jacobs started playing the violin at the age of 6. She was accepted in the Young Talent class of the Utrecht Conservatory and continued studying with Ilya Grubert at the Conservatory of Amsterdam, At the age of only 17, Lisa made her successful debut with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra under the baton of Riccardo Chailly.

Lisa Jacobs has won several first prizes in both national and international competitions, one of them being at the 2nd International Jascha Heifetz Violin Competition in Lithuania 2005, where she received the Audience prize as well. Lisa has followed masterclasses with Thomas Brandis, Julian Rachlin, Philip Graffin and Maxim Vengerov, which was broadcasted on Dutch television.



January 18th 2015 15:37
waarom niet veel meer promotie voor haar, zij heeft een prachtige recensie in de Strad en BBC ook worden haar concerten nooit gemeld.


December 11th 2013 12:16
lisa produceert echt 1 mooi vioolgeluid. het is ook goed vastgelegd. de pianobegeleiding is ook dik in order.

Add a comment

We need to make sure that you are really an human, please enter the code below.

15-10-2014 The Strad
01-05-2014 BBC music magazine
10-04-2014 Opus Klassiek
07-04-2014 Fanfare Magazine
01-03-2014 Luister
12-02-2014 PlatoMania
22-11-2013 Musicalifeiten