FRIEDRICH GERNSHEIM (1839-1916): Complete Works for Violin and Piano - Violin Sonatas No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 4, No. 2 in C, Op. 50, No. 3 in F, Op. 64, No. 4 in G, Op. 85 and in E Minor, Introduction and Allegro appassionato, Op. 38, Andante in F.
Catalogue Number: 02W044
Reference: 555 330-2
Description: The violin sonatas cover most of Gernsheim’s career, from the fourteen-year-old’s E minor sonata, composed for exercise purposes in Leipzig and heard here for the first time on album, to the op. 4 (published in 1865), his first full-fledged contribution to this genre, to the three mature works of 1885, 1898 and 1912. The Fourth, a work dedicated to Henri Marteau, may be regarded as the high point of Gernsheim’s duo oeuvre: here his contrapuntal line of thought, something that he had always cultivated, extends over the entire composition. 2 CDs. Christoph Schickedanz (violin), Ernst Breidenbach (piano).