PAUL JUON (1872-1940): Violin Sonatas No. 1 in A, Op. 7, No. 2 in F, Op. 69 and No. 3 in B Minor, Op. 86.
Catalogue Number: 12V006
Description: Juon’s musical education provided him with a direct link to the German Romantic style of Mendelssohn and Schumann, and he has even been called the ‘Russian Brahms’. These three violin sonatas represent an important artistic statement by this neglected master, also showing his artistic evolution. The First (1898) is reminiscent of Tchaikovsky in its melodic beauty, the Second (1920) enriched with Scandinavian flavor in its mercurial character and chromatic intensity. The masterful and dramatic Third (1930) evokes an epic imagined landscape full of natural and supernatural beings. Charles Wetherbee (violin), David Korevaar (piano).