About the album
The setting of this album - two violins without accompaniment - is no ordinary combination, and the repertoire, though encompassing several style periods from the Baroque to the 21st century, is much smaller than that of a more standard duo such as violin and piano.
When choosing a program for this CD, we were adamant to present works which, rather than using virtuosic violin display as a means to an end, are masterworks in their own right, where the virtuosity of writing is a simple tool used to create breathtaking landscapes and thrilling stories. Three different countries and three different universes, though all three composed within less than half a century - the Sonatas for Two Violins by Serguei Prokofiev, Henryk Górecki and Eugène Ysaÿe show with their incredible variety how exciting a violin duo can be.
11Sonata for Two Violins Op. 56 Andante cantabile
12Sonata for Two Violins Op. 56 Allegro
13Sonata for Two Violins Op. 56 Commodo (quasi allegretto)
14Sonata for Two Violins Op. 56 Allegro con brio
15Sonata for Two Violins, Op. 10 Allegro molto
16Sonata for Two Violins, Op. 10 Adagio sostenuto
17Sonata for Two Violins, Op. 10 Andante con moto
18Sonata for Two Violins Poco Lento, maestoso - Allegro fermo
19Sonata for Two Violins Allegretto poco lento
110Sonata for Two Violins Finale. Allegro vivo e con fuoco