1 800 222 6872

Hans Pfitzner: Violin Sonata Op. 27; Busoni: Violin Sonata No. 2, Op. 36a 'Inspiration' / Anne Sophie Dauenhauer, Lukas Maria Kuen, piano

Album Summary

>Pfitzner, Hans : Sonata for violin & piano, Op. 27
>Busoni, Ferruccio : Sonata, for violin & piano no 2 in E minor, Op. 36a, KiV 244
Performers Composers

Notes & Reviews:

Opposites in worldliness, Ferruccio Busoni (1866-1924) and Hans Pfitzner (1869-1949) had in common their ages and the German tradition of music making and composing. Busoni, a tonality adherent, wrote with respect on atonality; Pfitzner lashed out in a fit of disrespect for both. Their violin sonatas have in common a virtuosic, difficult piano part, expected from the virtuoso Busoni, not so much from Pfitzner, merely a competent pianist himself. Both works are in three movements; Pfitzner's however, is the more conservative work, written 20 years later. Played by Dauenhauer-Kuen.

American Record Guide, November/December 2015

American Record Guide, November/December 2015
Pfitzner's melodic lines are exceptionally longbreathed in I and II, but they perk up in III. Busoni's Violin Sonata 2, written in 1898 and revised in 1900, is also in three parts, but they are played without pause. The finale is a theme and variations. His harmonic and formal language is more varied than Pfitzner's, but listeners today would have no difficulty placing them in the same era. Anne Sopie Dauenhauer and Lukas Maria Kuen, who go by the duo name Dauenhauer Kuen, are excellent musicians who see well beneath the surface of the notes in these neglected works. Good sound.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Schloss Engers Neuwied, Saal der Diana herzlichem Dank (12/20/2014-12/23/2014).



Reviews

There are currently no reviews, be the first one!
Login or Create an Account to write a review
 

Also Purchased

Works Details

>Pfitzner, Hans : Sonata for violin & piano, Op. 27
  • Performers: Anna Dauenhauer (Violin); Lukas Kuen (Piano)
  • Notes: Schloss Engers Neuwied, Saal der Diana herzlichem Dank an Kai Link, Villa Musica (12/20/2014-12/23/2014)
  • Running Time: 27 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Busoni, Ferruccio : Sonata, for violin & piano no 2 in E minor, Op. 36a, KiV 244
  • Performers: Anna Dauenhauer (Violin); Lukas Kuen (Piano)
  • Notes: Schloss Engers Neuwied, Saal der Diana herzlichem Dank an Kai Link, Villa Musica (12/20/2014-12/23/2014)
  • Running Time: 14 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1898