Magazine article Gramophone

'Reflections'

Magazine article Gramophone

'Reflections'

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'Reflections'

Boulez Anthemes Sciarrino Sei Capricci J Widmann Etudes Mil Ysaye Solo Violin Sonatas, Op 27--No 2; No 4

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Carolin Widmann is an outstandingly enterprising artist at a time when many leading violinists are content to stick with the familiar. For her debut disc, first issued in 2006, she chose to highlight strongly contrasted styles: a pair of Romantic sonatas on the one hand and three contemporary works, including one by her brother Jorg, on the other. Both Ysaye sonatas are freshly imagined by Widmann, instances of polished stability in the more turbulent musical seas which surround them. But the overall effect of these chalk-and-cheese juxtapositions is to suggest that the disc works best as a sequence of compositions to be heard separately, not as a continuous programme; and with one of the contemporary pieces, hearing the six constituent movements separately is also the best bet. …

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