Artist: Isabelle van Keulen, Ronald Brautigam
Title: Strauss, Rota, Respighi – The violin sonata around 1900
Genre: Classical
Release Date: 2009
Duration: 02:14:20
Quality: DSF Stereo DSD128/5.62MHz
Label: Challenge Records

At the turn of the 19th to the 20th century the violin sonata experienced a considerable renaissance. A fundamentally conservative genre, it suddenly sparkled with vitality. Mozart developed its classical formula: violin and piano are two equal partners in dialogue with neither the piano being reduced to a mere accompanist nor the violin being reduced to mere colouring of the melody voice; a three-movement-pattern; the first movement being based on the so called sonata form with two themes of clearcut atmospheric contrast and their developement.


01 – Sonata in E flat major, Op. 18- I. Allegro, ma non troppo
02 – Sonata in E flat major, Op. 18- II. Improvisation. Andante cantabile
03 – Sonata in E flat major, Op. 18- III. Finale. Andante – Allegro
04 – Sonata for Violin and Piano- I. Allegretto cantabile con moto
05 – Sonata for Violin and Piano- II. Largo sostenuto
06 – Sonata for Violin and Piano- III. Allegro assai moderato
07 – Sonata in B minor- I. Moderato
08 – Sonata in B minor- II. Andante espressivo
09 – Sonata in B minor- III. (Passacaglia) Allegro moderato ma energico