Ysaÿe - six sonates
Ysaÿe's Sonatas have accompanied all my musical life.
Recording that complete work appeared to me self-evident from the world of sound into which Ysaÿe's virtuosity leads us. As he was himself the first violin in a quartet, and had created Debussy's Quartet, he was undoubtedly sensitive to that permanent, infinite search for pure sound—and his sound one can unmistakebly recognize when listening to his recordings.
My father, a cellist, has passed on to me that passion. Now it is my modest turn to try and share it with you.
III. Allegretto poco scherzoso
IV. Finale, con brio
I. Obsession, Prélude
III. Danse des ombres, Sarabande
IV. Les furies
Ballade, Lento molto sostenuto
Allegro in tempo giusto e con bravura
II. Danse rustique
15 Allegro giusto non troppo vivo
Éric Lacrouts, violin