KARL AMADEUS HARTMANN (1905-1963): Concerto funebre for Violin and String Orchestra, Suites Nos. 1 and 2 for Solo Violin, Sonatas Nos. 1 and 2 for Solo Violin.
Catalogue Number: 10J079
Reference: CDA 67547
Description: Of the 81 minutes on this disc, 59 are devoted to the four early (all from 1927) works for solo violin which were probably influenced by the sonatas for solo instruments by Hindemith. Baroque forms are viewed here through the medium of 1920s neo-classicism while the tempo directions ("Ruhig viertel, sehr fließend" or "Jazz tempo: Sehr robust") again call to mind Hindemith's practice, but these are remarkably original works for a 22-year-old. Alina Ibragimova (violin), Britten Sinfonia.