Ibragimova, Tiberghien: Schubert - Complete Works for Violin and Piano (24/96 FLAC)
Ibragimova, Tiberghien: Schubert – Complete Works for Violin and Piano (24/96 FLAC)

Composer: Franz Schubert
Performer: Alina Ibragimova, Cédric Tiberghien
Audio CD
Number of Discs: 1
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Label: Hyperion
Size: 1.93 GB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: yes

Violin Sonata in D Major, D 384 “Sonatina”
01. I. Allegro molto
02. II. Andante
03. III. Allegro vivace

Violin Sonata in A Minor, D 385 “Sonatina”
04. I. Allegro moderato
05. II. Andante
06. III. Menuetto: Allegro
07. IV. Allegro

Violin Sonata in G Minor, D 408 “Sonatina”
08. I. Allegro giusto
09. II. Andante
10. III. Menuetto
11. IV. Allegro moderato

Violin Sonata in A Major, D 574 “Duo”
12. I. Allegro moderato
13. II. Scherzo: Presto
14. III. Andantino
15. IV. Allegro vivace

16. Rondo in B Minor, D 895

Fantasy in C Major, D 934
17. I. Andante molto –
18. II. Allegretto –
19. III. Andantino –
20. IV. Tempo I – Allegro vivace

21. Sei mir gegrüsst!, D 741
transcribed for violin and piano

Recorded in Henry Wood Hall, London, on 27–29 July & 3–4 August 2012

The luminous partnership of Alina Ibragimova and Cédric Tiberghien returns to Hyperion for this double album containing Schubert’s complete music for violin and piano. Their intelligence and technical prowess, their seamless and intimate connection as performers and their profound understanding of the music combine in magical performances.

While still in his teens, Schubert wrote four works for violin and piano that could have been given the label ‘sonata’, yet none of the four was published with that title. The first three, completed in 1816, bear instead the designation of ‘Sonatina’, perhaps to appeal to the amateur market. But these are highly accomplished works by the teenage composer and there is little ‘domestic’ feeling in the extended, mysterious unravellings of D385 which hint at compositions yet to come.

The later Violin Sonata in A major, D574 (now described as a ‘Duo’), urges the violinist on to greater virtuosic feats, and the Rondo in B minor even more so, with the piano sometimes treated as a surrogate orchestra. The extensive Fantasy in C major, written in the last year of Schubert’s life, is a masterpiece: the composer’s greatest achievement in this genre, which combines poignancy with sheer joy in life itself.

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