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Solo Migration / Eiichi Chijiiwa, violin

Audio Samples

>Lupu, Sherban : Airs dans le genre roumin, for violin
>Ysaÿe, Eugène : Sonatas (6) for Violin solo, Op. 27
>Martinson, Jean : Sonatine for violin no 5, Op. 32/1
>Honegger, Arthur : Sonata for solo violin in D minor, H. 143
>Enescu, George [Composer] : Sarabande, for violin
>Stravinsky, Igor : Elegy, for viola (or violin) solo
>Milhaud, Darius : Sonatina pastorale, for violin solo, Op. 383
>Jolivet, André : Incantation (''Pour que l'image devienne symbole')', for solo violin
>Taira, Yoshihisa : Convergence 3, for violin
>Xenakis, Iannis : Mikka, for violin
>Stravinsky, Igor : La Marseillaise, transcription for violin solo (after Rouget de Lisle)

Album Summary

>Lupu, Sherban : Airs dans le genre roumin, for violin
>Ysaÿe, Eugène : Sonatas (6) for Violin solo, Op. 27
>Martinson, Jean : Sonatine for violin no 5, Op. 32/1
>Honegger, Arthur : Sonata for solo violin in D minor, H. 143
>Enescu, George [Composer] : Sarabande, for violin
>Stravinsky, Igor : Elegy, for viola (or violin) solo
>Milhaud, Darius : Sonatina pastorale, for violin solo, Op. 383
>Jolivet, André : Incantation (''Pour que l'image devienne symbole')', for solo violin
>Taira, Yoshihisa : Convergence 3, for violin
>Xenakis, Iannis : Mikka, for violin
>Stravinsky, Igor : La Marseillaise, transcription for violin solo (after Rouget de Lisle)
Performer Composers

Notes & Reviews:

All Music Guide - Mike Brownell
Solo Migration, an album by violinist Eiichi Chijiiwa, is based on an interesting premise. Chijiiwa, of Japanese descent, is himself a transplant in the city of Paris, or as he refers to it, a "migratory artist." His program for solo violin features works by composers who likewise either traveled through or eventually took up residence in Paris. His selections range from well-known composers like Stravinsky, Enescu (two works, both world-premiere recordings), and Ysaÿe, up through Xenakis, Jolivet, and Taira. Chijiiwa's penchant for modern compositions is clear, yet his program is easily accessible to a wide range of potential listeners. He achieves this ease of listening through a complete technical mastery of his instrument: intonation, articulation, shifts, dynamics, and vibrato are all executed with seeming ease. This allows Chijiiwa to highlight the individual colors and temperaments of his wide-ranging program. The folk flair of Enescu's Airs dans le genre roumin, the microtonality of Xenakis, and the shimmering bravura of Ysaÿe's Op. 27/3 Solo Sonata, are all played with unique character. Chijiiwa produces a tone from his Stradivarius violin that is at once penetrating and warm, searing and velvety. The album's recorded sound quality is clear and vibrant, free of excess reverb or tampering. As albums of solo violin music go, this one is certainly among the best.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Eglise Evangélique Saint Marcel, Paris, France (04/2010).



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Works Details

>Lupu, Sherban : Airs dans le genre roumin, for violin
  • Performer: Eiichi Chijiiwa (Violin)
  • Notes: This work was written in collaboration with George Enescu (Composer) (1881 - 1955).
  • Running Time: 8 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1926

>Eugène Ysaÿe (1858 - 1931) : Sonatas (6) for Violin solo, Op. 27
  • Performer: Eiichi Chijiiwa (Violin)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1922

>Martinson, Jean : Sonatine for violin no 5, Op. 32/1
  • Performer: Eiichi Chijiiwa (Violin)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 14 sec.

>Honegger, Arthur : Sonata for solo violin in D minor, H. 143
  • Performer: Eiichi Chijiiwa (Violin)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1940

>Enescu, George [Composer] : Sarabande, for violin
  • Performer: Eiichi Chijiiwa (Violin)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: circa 1910-1915

>Stravinsky, Igor : Elegy, for viola (or violin) solo
  • Performer: Eiichi Chijiiwa (Violin)
  • Running Time: 6 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1944

>Milhaud, Darius : Sonatina pastorale, for violin solo, Op. 383
  • Performer: Eiichi Chijiiwa (Violin)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1960

>André Jolivet (Composer) (1905 - 1974) : Incantation (''Pour que l'image devienne symbole')', for solo violin
  • Performer: Eiichi Chijiiwa (Violin)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1937

>Taira, Yoshihisa : Convergence 3, for violin
  • Performer: Eiichi Chijiiwa (Violin)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Xenakis, Iannis : Mikka, for violin
  • Performer: Eiichi Chijiiwa (Violin)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1971

>Stravinsky, Igor : La Marseillaise, transcription for violin solo (after Rouget de Lisle)
  • Performer: Eiichi Chijiiwa (Violin)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 01/01/1919