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Georgy Catoire: Works for Violin & Piano

> Violin Sonata No. 1 in B minor, Op. 15 - I. Allegro non tanto, ma appssionato
> Violin Sonata No. 1 in B minor, Op. 15 - II. Barcarolle: Andante
> Violin Sonata No. 1 in B minor, Op. 15 - III. Allegro con spirito
> Violin Sonata No. 2 in D major, Op. 20, "Poeme" - Violin Sonata No. 2 in D major, Op. 20, "Poeme"
> Elegy in D minor, Op. 26 - Elegy in D minor, Op. 26
> Romanze, Op. 1, No. 4 (version for violin and piano) - Romanze, Op. 1, No. 4 (version for violin and piano)

Album Summary

>Catoire, Georgi Lvovich : Sonata for violin & piano no 1 in B minor, Op. 15
>Catoire, Georgi Lvovich : Sonata for violin & piano no 2 in D major, "Poema," Op. 20
>Catoire, Georgi Lvovich : Elegy for violin & piano in D minor, Op. 26
>Catoire, Georgi Lvovich : Romance, for violin & piano, Op. 1/4
Performers Composer

Notes & Reviews:

The pianist Anna Zassimova began occupying herself with the composer Georgy Catoire almost ten years ago in her native Moscow. Her investigations have been published in Russia and Germany (last year with the German Tchaikovsky Society), she has written the standard dissertation on Catoire, and she has initiated many concerts as well as the present release. And we are in complete agreement with her: the time for the rediscovery of this fascinating music is long overdue.

"It is difficult to understand this very intense but very well-written music. The first sonata begins as if in mid-sentence, and it is hard to discern any elements of traditional formal organization simply from listening. Like the rest of the music here, it is harmonically lush, pianistically rich, and emotionally intense...Catoire's music can be rather disturbing in its emotional intensity, and it is music that does not give the listener (or the performer) much in the way of cadential gratification, but it does offer a stunning aural glimpse into another part of the Scriabinesque spectrum of the Russian musical psyche. The playing is spectacular." - American Record Guide

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Studio Karlsruhe (SWR) (02/29/2008-02/29/2008).



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Works Details

>Catoire, Georgi Lvovich : Sonata for violin & piano no 1 in B minor, Op. 15
  • Performers: Laurent Breuninger (Violin); Anna Zassimova (Piano)
  • Notes: Studio Karlsruhe (SWR) (02/29/2008-02/29/2008)
  • Running Time: 35 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Catoire, Georgi Lvovich : Sonata for violin & piano no 2 in D major, "Poema," Op. 20
  • Performers: Laurent Breuninger (Violin); Anna Zassimova (Piano)
  • Notes: Studio Karlsruhe (SWR) (02/29/2008-02/29/2008)
  • Running Time: 22 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Catoire, Georgi Lvovich : Elegy for violin & piano in D minor, Op. 26
  • Performers: Laurent Breuninger (Violin); Anna Zassimova (Piano)
  • Notes: Studio Karlsruhe (SWR) (02/29/2008-02/29/2008)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1916

>Catoire, Georgi Lvovich : Romance, for violin & piano, Op. 1/4
  • Performers: Laurent Breuninger (Violin); Anna Zassimova (Piano)
  • Notes: Studio Karlsruhe (SWR) (02/29/2008-02/29/2008)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern