LUDVIG IRGENS-JENSEN (1894-1969): Violin Sonata in B Flat, CHRISTIAN SINDING (1856-1941): Suie for Solo Violin, Op. 123, JOHAN HALVORSEN (1864-1935): Capriccio for Violin and Piano, Op. 9.

Catalogue Number: 04S052

Label: Simax

Reference: PSC1335

Format: CD

Price: $18.98

Description: Unlike his darker and heavier orchestral music that’s made it to CD, Irgens-Jensen’s sonata, premiered in 1926, is much more in the tradition of Grieg, direct, bright and clear and poetic. Although none of these works has been claimed as a premiere recording, neither of the other two are available on disc right now: Halvorsen’s seven-minute concert-piece, an 1897 piano version of an earlier original orchestral work which no longer exists, and Sinding’s 28-minute, seven-movement suite from c.1918 which is inspired by Bach but up-to-date in melodic and harmonic content. Jonas Båtstrand (violin), Helge Kjekshus (piano).

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