Music for Violin & Piano
Poulenc: Violin Sonata, FP 119
Dohnányi: Coppélia Waltz
Bartók: Violin Sonata No. 2, BB 85, Sz. 76
Patricia Kopatchinskaja (violin) & Polina Leschenko (piano)
For her third album on Alpha, Patricia Kopatchinskaja is joined by a highly
talented pianist whose approach to music is as extremist as hers, Polina Leschenko.
Together they explore pieces that have many points in common. The Hungarian
violinist Jelly d’Arányi, grandniece of Joseph Joachim, was a "muse"
to both Bartók and Ravel. In 1922 and 1923, she premiered the two Bartók
sonatas for violin and piano and Ravel dedicated Tzigane to her. He wrote to
Bartók: "You have convinced me to compose for our friend, who plays
so fluently, a little piece whose diabolical difficulty will bring to life the
Hungary of my dreams; and since it will be for violin, why don’t we call
it Tzigane?" Of course, Tzigane by Patricia Kopatchinskaja, who has been
playing and dancing this music since her childhood in Moldova, does not sound
like salon music... After a much-fêted recital at Wigmore Hall in 2017,
the Financial Times wrote: " In another life, Patricia Kopatchinskaja might
have been a rock star. This is a violinist who loves taking risks . . . But
the final reward wasworth waiting for: a denouement of astonishing force."
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|Awards||BBC Music Magazine Disc of the Month, Gramophone Editors Choice|
|Release Period||February 2018|